May 4, 2017
The Top 6 U.S. Holidays for Alcohol-Related Car Crashes
Car accidents caused by drunk drivers can have devastating results for innocent victims who are involved. At Bey & Associates, LLC, we meet a lot of clients who have had their lives torn apart by a single bad decision made by a driver who decided to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. There’s never a good reason to place your life at risk as well as the lives of every driver and passenger around you.
When it comes to preventing disastrous drunk driving crashes throughout the entire state of Georgia, the best course of action is to put a halt to drunk driving whenever we see it. By encouraging our friends, relatives, and co-workers to never get behind the wheel while intoxicated, we can all do our part to prevent accidents.
Even when we all work together to curb drunk driving, anytime we enter a motorized vehicle we technically take a risk with our lives. There will always be someone out there who thinks they’re okay to drive when they really aren’t. As such, there will always be drunk drivers on the road.
There are, however, certain times of the year that are known to be worse for drunk drivers. In the U.S., we celebrate a good number of holidays that tend to encourage the drinking of alcohol. There’s nothing wrong in drinking alcohol, of course, but to do so safely is imperative.
The statistics simply don’t lie. Some holidays are worse for alcohol-related auto accidents than others. Here are the top 6 U.S. holidays for alcohol-related car crashes that result in fatalities:
- Christmas Day
Compiled from United States car accident fatality data going back as far as 1982, there have been roughly 173 fatalities since that year on Christmas Day alone. When counting the entire week of Christmas, this number climbs even higher.
- New Year’s Day
More than 184 car accident victims died from drunk driving accidents on New Year’s Day since 1982. Many more occur during the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
- Memorial Day
Memorial Day is another big drinking holiday for Americans. Over 228 drivers and passengers were killed in alcohol-related accidents on this holiday of remembrance says 1982.
Everyone likes a little wine with their turkey. Over 232 individuals were fatally injured in car crashes on Thanksgiving since 1982.
- Independence Day
During the long, drawn-out days of summer, we start to see fatality numbers from drunk driving accidents climb. Since 1982, over 243 people have died in alcohol-related crashes on the fourth of July.
- Labor Day
Labor Day and Independence Day both share extremely similar numbers, but Labor Day, surprisingly, comes out slightly in the lead. Over 244 people died in alcohol-related car accidents on Labor Day since 1982.
Other notable holidays that result in a large number of drunk driving accidents include St. Patrick’s Day, Super Bowl Sunday, and Halloween. As far as time of day is concerned, most of these accidents occur at night, in the evening, or in the early morning.
If you or someone you love was injured or had their life lost in a tragic car crash caused by a drunk driver, you deserve financial help to recover as well as peace of mind. Filing a lawsuit against the guilty driver may help our roads remain safer in the future. Contact Bey & Associates, LLC to learn more. We’re more than happy to speak to you confidentially about your potential case.