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Make it to the Thanksgiving Table:
Replace “Drinksgiving” with Mocktails on Deadliest Holiday Weekend
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November 19, 2018 - Thanksgiving has become one of the deadliest times of the year on America’s roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. According to AAA, a major factor is “Thanksgiving Eve” partying.
From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died nationwide in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it the deadliest holiday on our roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During a similar five-year period, 45 people lost their lives on Oklahoma roads, according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. It reports, some 30% of all fatal crashes in the state are alcohol-related. That jumps to 35% during the holidays.
“Whether it’s young people home from college or adults who know they have the next day off from work, there has been a rise in drunk driving deaths around the holiday,” Leslie Gamble, AAA Oklahoma spokesperson, said. “The Wednesday before the holiday, labeled ‘Drinksgiving’ by some, has become one of the year’s biggest drinking days.”
Make it to the Thanksgiving table (and through holiday party season) by taking these approaches:
“With so many options to driving after drinking, it doesn’t make sense to take that chance – especially in the season of gratitude and joy,” said Gamble. “Choose a designated driver or call a ride-share service like Lyft or Uber.”
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
This event had:
This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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