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Drunk Driving on New Year’s: The Statistics

One of the Deadliest Days on the Road of the Year

Unfortunately, for drivers the day of celebration is also one of the most dangerous of the year. WFMD reported that between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in 2018, 285 people were killed on America’s roads due to drunk driving.

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According to KTUL, Mississippi is the state with the most fatal accidents on New Year’s Day. In their list, these states ranked in the top five:

1. Mississippi
2. Oklahoma
3. South Carolina
4. Wyoming
5. Texas

Furthermore, the National Safety Council estimated that 150 people may die on the nation’s highways due to drunk driving this New Year’s season. As if that wasn’t serious enough, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported that of all fatal accidents between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, a full 40% are due to drinking and driving.

Each one is unacceptable. Each one is a life lost. In fact, the safest thing to do is to stay home on New Year’s, whether you had a drink or not. If you have been drinking, there is no reason to get behind the wheel. If you haven’t, then the risk is that someone else on the road has been. Either way, it is a bad bet to head out once the ball drops. The safest thing would be not to play Russian Roulette at all.

Learning More about New Year’s Drinking and Driving Accidents

For more info on drunk driving accidents, read more about it on the Ehline Law blog. One fatal accident due to drunk driving is far too much. We’ve seen terrible accidents before. The strain it causes on families. The guilt and the shame. We will do everything in our power to prevent other tragedies on our nation’s roads. For more info on this topic and more, keep reading our site for regular updates.

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