Sobering Statistics About New Year Eve Car Accidents

As the countdown to 2019 begins, the excitement, joy, and happiness to ring in the New Year with family and friends are most often celebrated with drinks. It is a happy occasion, after all. However, too much drinking becomes a problem better yet a hazard for not just the drunk individual but also others, especially if they are driving. And this is clearly evident from the statistics given below: New Year’s Car Accident Statistics Car accident statistics around New Year’s Eve are alarming. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 42 percent of the deaths that occur around New Year’s Eve in traffic accidents are caused due to drunk driving. Furthermore, statistics released by NHTSA showed that in December 2010, 2,597 individuals died in car crashes. In just a span of 5 years, from 2001 and 2005, 36 fatalities occurred each day resulting from drunk driving. However, this number soared to 45 per day during the Christmas holidays and sky-rocketed to 54…

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