With the holiday season nearly upon us it is important to remember to drive safely, give yourself enough time and to never drink and drive. Traditionally holidays are a time for joy and reflection. A serious car accident can quickly ruin holiday celebrations. There are many reasons why more car accidents occur on holidays than other days of the year. Here is a list of 3 main reasons:
- More drivers on the road – During the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, many drivers are traveling across the country to visit family and friends. On several other holidays people are more likely to go out with friends
- More drivers are driving drunk – Celebrating holidays means drinking alcohol with friends and families for many Americans. Christmas cheer often involves Christmas parties with wine, beer, cocktails and spiked eggnog.
- More drivers are stressed – Holiday stress can lead to more distracted driving. We all know that distracted driving is a leading cause in car accidents. Additionally, stress and fatigue can cause impatience. When sitting in lengthy traffic when you have dozens of errands you need to run and a long to-do list impatience can also lead to rushing and aggressive driving.
Deadliest Days of the Year for Texas Car Accidents:
The following holidays are some of the deadliest days of the year for car accidents:
- New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day
- Super Bowl Sunday
- Christmas Day and Christmas Eve
- Thanksgiving – The day after Thanksgiving also has many accidents.
- Labor Day
- Fourth of July
- Memorial Day
- Saint Patrick’s Day
Because there is a significant increase in accidents on these holidays it is even more important to give extra space in between cars and be very cautious of drunk drivers. In fact, if it is possible to stay off the roads, especially after sunset, you might save yourself from a potentially tragic accident. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident or what hit by a drunk driver call The Texas Bulldog. He will fight hard to win your case and get you the compensation you deserve after the negligence and recklessness of another driver.