New Years is the Worst Day For Drunk Driving

Jason Siu
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new years is the worst day for drunk driving

No real surprise here, but analysts have revealed that New Years Day is officially the worst day for drunk driving accidents. That includes the time the countdown ends on New Years Eve, when drunk drivers start the New Year off in idiotic fashion by getting into their car.

Half the fatal crashes that occur on New Years Day involve a driver that was considered drunk according to an analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The analysis is the result of reviewing and averaging statistics from 2005-2009. The Fourth of July came in second while March 18th – St. Patrick’s Day – was third.

New Years Day is also the most hazardous day for pedestrians with an average of 22 deaths per year. Halloween is second with 20.

So to all those out celebrating tonight, make sure to have a dedicated driver, get a cab or just stay over.

[Source: New York Times]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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