Drunk Driving during the Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family and to give thanks. Unfortunately, this is also a time when our roadways will be crowded and more dangerous than ever. There will be nearly 40 million people who will travel more than 50 miles to join friends and family for a Thanksgiving celebration. Roughly 90 percent of these people will be traveling on U.S. roadways. Recent statistics illustrate that Thanksgiving eve is the second most popular party night of the year. Thanksgiving is the holiday where we see the most drunk-driving fatalities out of the entire year.
Although law enforcement officials amp up their drunk-driving enforcement during popular holiday periods, far too many accidents still happen. It has been estimated that roughly 30 percent of all U.S. residents will be involved in an alcohol-related accident. Your chances of being the victim of a drunk-driving accident are higher than you may think, especially during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. On Thanksgiving and the following weekend, drivers are urged to plan safe routes, stay the night somewhere or just stay home altogether to help reduce risks of being involved in one of these drunk-driving accidents. If you see someone who you believe is drunk on our roadways, you should not hesitate to call local authorities. But if you see an addict in your family or someone that you know who you believe is drunk or under the influence of drugs and thinking of driving, it might be time to not only stop them from driving, but confront the addict about their addiction issue.
It’s one thing to put yourself in danger, but it’s another when you put the people around you in danger—and that’s exactly what happens when an addict loses control and ends up driving under the influence. Addiction confrontation can be a very touchy subject, but the end result is worth the struggle. If you need help dealing with an addiction situation, the professionals at Seabrook House can help you today. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detoxification treatment center who has achieved an elite CARF accreditation status, ensuring that our rehab patients receive the highest quality treatment.We urge all residents to do their part to keep motorists safe during the holiday season. Let’s be able to give thanks for safe roadways this Thanksgiving.