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Dangerous Driving Days

According to the DOT, holidays are the deadliest days to be behind the wheel. Holiday driving can be a higher risk because more drivers are under the influence of alcohol and cause fatal crashes. 

The Top 6 Dangerous Driving Days 

  1. Thanksgiving Day
    Number of Fatalities in 2019: 417
    Average Number of Annual Fatalities since 1990: 517
     
  2. Independence Day (July 4th)
    Number of Fatalities in 2019: 515
    Average Number of Annual Fatalities since 1990: 482
     
  3. Labor Day
    Number of Fatalities in 2019: 451
    Average Number of Annual Fatalities since 1990: 476
     
  4. Memorial Day
    Number of Fatalities in 2019: 465
    Average Number of Annual Fatalities since 1990: 464
     
  5. New Years Day
    Number of Fatalities in 2019: 437
    Average Number of Annual Fatalities since 1990: 381
     
  6. Christmas Day
    Number of Fatalities in 2019: 140
    Average Number of Annual Fatalities since 1990: 364

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report (2021).

 

It’s important to stay safe during holiday travel and every day you’re behind the wheel. Protect yourself and your passengers by planning a safe ride home and always wear a seat belt. If you witness an impaired driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement.

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