Walk, Drive, and Ride Safely on “Drinksgiving”

Did you know in some cities the day before Thanksgiving is actually a bigger drinking holiday than New Year Ever and St. Patrick’s Day? According to PR Newswire the number of people who die in alcohol related crashes between Thanksgiving & New Year’s is 2-3 times higher than other times of the year.

So how can you reduce the likelihood of being seriously injured by a drunk driver? Read and share the following safety tips:

Pedestrians: One of the most dangerous things you can do as a pedestrian is to walk distracted. It is extremely important to remain aware of your surroundings. Distracted pedestrians have suffered serious injuries by inadvertently wandering into the road or into other people. Distracted pedestrians are also less likely to quickly react in a dangerous situation.

Drivers: While you cannot control the driving habits of others, you can control what you do (and do not do) behind the wheel. Driving distracted, drunk and or drowsy drastically increases your chances of being involved in a crash. Beware of pedestrians who may be intoxicated and staggering. And finally, abide by the speed limit and all traffic laws. Simple mistakes can be deadly.

Cyclists: Just because you’re not on four wheels does not make drinking and driving any safer. Remember even small amounts of alcohol can reduce your reaction time and judgment. Make sure you’re visible to motorists and pedestrians, and always wear a helmet!

If you or a loved one were injured by an impaired driver contact us today.