The AAA foundation predicts that on average there are 130 deaths each year on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Day is the most fatal day of the year as a result of drinking and driving.
Not only is the New Year celebration dangerous for drivers it is also the most dangerous day of the year for pedestrians according to an article in the Journal of Injury Prevention. New Year’s Day has more pedestrian deaths than any other day of the year. 58% of pedestrians that died had high levels of alcohol in their system.
Attorney Chad Dudley says, “New Year's is a great time to celebrate the upcoming year with friends and family, we just ask that people be aware of the dangers and celebrate responsibly. If you are going to be drinking, don't drive, and help make the roads safer for everyone."
Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers ask that you be responsible this holiday season. Taking a taxi or allowing a sober person to drive will ensure safety not only for you but others. If in the event you do partake in drinking alcohol, take extra precaution in your surroundings. These statistics show that you could be at harm even while being a pedestrian. Enjoy the holidays by drinking safely and not driving drunk.