During the holiday season opportunities to get together with friends and family significantly increase due to after-work socials and Christmas parties. During these events most consume alcohol and then unfortunately get behind the wheel of their car.
Due to this significant increase of Driving While Impaired; the time period from Thanksgiving Eve and New Year’s is considered “DUI Season.” In fact, Thanksgiving Eve is considered the busiest bar night of the entire year and Thanksgiving weekend is the most traveled holiday period of the year.
The death toll during the holiday season is significantly more than the rest of the year as you can imagine. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “728 people will be injured or killed each day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in drunk driving accidents, a rate two or three times higher than the rest of the year.”
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “alcohol is to blame for 52% of fatal collisions on Christmas and 57% on New Year’s day compared to a rate of 41% entire year.”
Police officers and other emergency personnel are fully aware of these statistics. More people on the road means more police and more risks.
If you have been charged with a DWI in Wake County, North Carolina call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation with a Raleigh DUI Lawyer.
Please be safe during the holiday season.