Residents of Tennessee want to stay safe whenever they travel on the state’s roads. While car accidents can occur any time of the year, certain holidays see an uptick in collisions.
4th of July
The 4th of July is one of the worst days for car accidents. Many people get together to celebrate the holiday with barbecues. Some consume large amounts of alcohol, which can make it dangerous when they have to drive home. Even if people only consume beer, it can lead to serious intoxication and drunk driving accidents.
Memorial Day often sees people going on long weekends and celebrating with family and friends. Many travel to other cities or states, which causes excess traffic. With so much congestion on the roads and highways, it’s only natural that more car accidents occur. Some of the crashes that take place on Memorial Day weekend are alcohol-related.
Labor Day weekend is considered the last big holiday event of the summer. More people are out celebrating before school goes back in session. Many people travel to see loved ones and celebrate with them, putting more vehicles on the roads and increasing the risk of accidents. Those celebrating are a lot more likely to drink alcohol, so there is also the risk of drunk driving accidents.
New Year’s Eve
One of the biggest holidays of the year that result in people celebrating with alcohol is New Year’s Eve. There are more get-togethers at homes, bars, restaurants and other gatherings. People drive from one destination to another during New Year’s, some of whom may be under the influence. Serious car crashes are common during this holiday.
You can stay safer while driving during the holidays by being sober or waiting to get behind the wheel.