The holidays are dangerous for motorists, especially with an increased number of intoxicated drivers on the roads. A new infographic indicates that the Christmas and New Year holidays see a high numbers of traffic accident fatalities related to drunk driving.
The study focused on traffic accident fatalities during each holiday period which includes the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays. The information was based on traffic accident fatalities that occurred between the 2007 and 2011 holiday periods. Each holiday period was between 3 and 4 days in duration, as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.