When you think about Thanksgiving, you probably think about turkey, eating too much, family, arguing too much…and the list goes on.
But one thing you probably don’t think about is drunk driving.
But you should.
Most people would probably guess that the biggest yearly spike in alcohol-related traffic accident deaths occurs on New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day.
Very good guess, but not so.
Thanksgiving tops every other holiday in this not-at-all-cheerful statistic. And when you think about it, it’s pretty obvious. Whether traveling near or far, millions hit the road to go to dinner. And inevitably, millions drive home from dinner with one or two drinks (or more) under their belts.
So take very good care out on those roads because, as the song goes, “From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific.”
…oh, and just one more thing
Today is someone special’s birthday. But she doesn’t want anyone to know. So happy birthday to you. And if you know who I mean, please don’t wish her a happy birthday and tell her you read about it here — or I will get in trouble.