Road traffic increases on most major holidays as people travel to visit family and friends; New Year’s is no exception. According to the National Safety Council’s (NSC) traffic study of six major holidays, New Year’s Eve came in at the fifth deadliest. New Year’s Eve traffic accident statistics also reveal what is probably obvious; drinking and driving play a major role in the traffic accidents that do occur and that more accidents happen in years where New Year’s Eve falls on a weekend.Read More
Drunk driving accidents cause thousands of personal injuries and fatalities every year. A report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2007, identified 36 fatalities per day on average between 2001 and 2005 caused by car accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver. Some times of the year experience lower fatalities while others such as the Christmas holiday period and New Year’s Eve have much higher numbers.