Attorney Ray Schlegel of Caddell Reynolds recently joined the hosts of Good Day NWA to offer useful tips on how to celebrate the holidays safely—and startling statistics regarding driving during the holiday season.
Thanksgiving weekend is typically the most traveled holiday period of the year—and arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) average their highest between Thanksgiving and the end of New Year’s weekend. The unfortunate facts:
- The U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports drunk drivers play a role in 40% of traffic deaths over the holidays—including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
- Even though more alcohol-related highway deaths occur during the holidays, experts warn the “one-drink-per-hour” rule depends on weight, metabolism, hydration, and food consumption.
While choosing to simply not drinking before driving is the best strategy to avoid an accident or DUI charge, those who drink during a holiday gathering should plan ahead for a safe ride home:
- Plan ahead to call a ride-sharing service, taxi, or a sober friend
- Don’t let anyone you know get behind the wheel after drinking
- Be cautious and watch for erratic movements of drunk drivers
- Immediately report any suspected drunk drivers to the police
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