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For the holidays, the gift of communication

December 20, 2013 10:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The December holidays go hand-in-hand with events, socializing — and overindulgence. With the increase in parties and traffic during this time, it’s important that families agree to take it easy and play it safe on the roads.

Alcohol-related crashes during the holiday

 

 

 

More people are likely to die in alcohol-related traffic crashes during the holidays than at other times of the year, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Statistics show that during Christmas and New Year’s, two to three times more people die in alcohol-related crashes than during comparable periods the rest of the year. And 40 percent of traffic fatalities during these holidays involve a driver who is alcohol-impaired, compared to 28 percent for the rest of December (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts, December 2007.)

Resources and more information about alcohol use during the holidays