Impaired driving is prevalent over Thanksgiving due in part to cultural phenomena like “Blackout Wednesday” that highlight and even encourage the heavy consumption of alcohol and drugs throughout this holiday weekend. Impaired-driving-related crashes spike during the Thanksgiving holiday season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2014 to 2018, 138 drivers involved in fatal crashes on Thanksgiving Eve were alcohol-impaired, and over the entire holiday period, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes making it one of the deadliest holidays on our roadways.
The goal of NHTSA is to assist law enforcement, and to educate the public on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Click on the link to access the campaign material.
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