The holidays mean a lot of merriment, but celebrations can quickly turn dangerous — and even deadly — when people mix drinking and driving. Despite the risks of driving under the influence, people still continue to get behind the wheel during the holidays. However, the statistics will make anyone reconsider and call a cab.
According to The United States Department of Transportation, the holiday season sees an average of 45 deaths daily due to drunk driving. A survey completed over the course of four years reported that the largest number of deaths occur during Thanksgiving, a time when families sit down to a hearty meal and a few glasses of wine.
MADD has sobering statistics, too. Over half of all drinking-related fatalities on Christmas involve alcohol. The number raises to 57% for fatal car accidents on New Year’s, a holiday that’s well known for drinking.
The team at Steve Wilk Insurance wishes clients a happy and safe holiday season. Contact us today to upgrade or add a new auto insurance policy.