New Year’s Day Ranks Among Deadliest Days on U.S. Roadways
AAA Reminds Hosts and Partygoers to Designate a Sober Driver in ADVANCE
HARTFORD, CT (December 31, 2019) – As revelers across Connecticut prepare for New Year’s celebrations, AAA is reminding drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
“According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 10,511 people died in drunk driving crashes in 2018,” says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “With people celebrating the New Year and then getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking, January 1 is a particularly dangerous day on the roads. Even one death is far too many to be lost from a completely preventable crime.”
According to UConn Crash Data, there have been six fatal crashes on January 1st over the past four years – though it is unclear whether alcohol or impairment was a factor in any of them.
Sobering Drunk Driving Facts
To strengthen efforts to protect the public against drunk drivers and reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths, AAA is offering important safety advice to New Year’s Eve partygoers and their hosts.
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