Most people believe that most DUI arrests and accidents happen on New Year’s Eve. However, New Year’s Eve actually runs a distant second: the holiday with the most accidents is actually Thanksgiving. In 2009, nearly 400 people died in Thanksgiving accidents in the U.S. over the five-day holiday and most of the accidents involved alcohol.
So play it safe and don’t take any chances out there this year–if you’ve been drinking, call a cab or sleep it off with a turkey induced coma. There are a lot of options for getting home without drinking. For example, in Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, AAA will tow you and your car home for free. Call 1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) and tell the AAA operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow.”
If you live in another area, check to see if something similar is being offered in an effort to lower instances of drunk driving and DUI arrests.
Have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!