Thanksgiving accidents on a national level are the highest of any other holiday. Last year 431 people died in a 4 day span during thanksgiving. 40% of these accidents where related to alcohol. This statistic astounds me. When i think of thanksgiving i think of family, turkey, and sleeping. I don’t think of drinking and driving.
I cant believe the percentage was this high when i started researching this. There is no doubt if 40% are alcohol related this number could be reduced this year. When you are with your family or friends this year for thanksgiving, be careful and responsible. Let’s make it to Christmas and the New Year. Oh wait, i said Christmas, i think i was looking for the holidays, since we have to be politically correct these days.
Dangerous times on the road
Thanksgiving as with other Holidays are dangerous times to be on the road. It seems to be the highest day of travel for the United States. Whether it’s by air or car, we all can show a little more observance. Sometimes people can avoid accidents if they could think on their feet fast enough. Not that all accidents are avoidable.
But some certainly are avoidable. Thanksgiving for a lot for people means family. I’m not sure where alcohol and drugs play a part. Be careful if you travel this Holiday season. Don’t be a statistic. Eat some turkey; spend time with friends, family, and children. If you have to drink, be wise, don’t drive. I’m going to drink some wine, I’m sure. But I’m not going to drive
The number of Family’s hitting the road this Thanksgiving is expected to increase slightly from 2011.They will be taking shorter trips. The reason is to save gas as household budgets get tight.
AAA says Tuesday in its annual forecast that a stronger economy is needed to spur a bigger jump in holiday travel growth. AAA predicts 43.6 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home, up just 0.7 percent from last year. More people will travel, but they will go less distance. Gas prices have dropped a little bit, so this may be why the increase in traffic.