A fatal collision following a Thanksgiving party. A teen starts the new year in a wheelchair because of an alcohol-related crash. A repeat drunk driver kills three on Christmas Day.
This time of year brings celebrations, time with family, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also become a tradition of the season.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Share our Holiday Drinking & DUI infographic to raise awareness and help #ChangeTheTrend. And see the resources below for more information on holiday drinking data and tips to support sobriety this season.
The Impact of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Drinking
Updated for 2016, this infographic highlights the alarming increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related issues during the holiday season. Help #ChangeTheTrend through awareness and vigilance this holiday season—forward this infographic to your colleagues, share it with your alcohol clients, or print and post it in your office.
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Click below to download graphics to share on your social accounts, and check back for new graphics as the season continues.
Monitor, 24/7, the ones you’re most concerned about, and talk with your SCRAM CAM provider or program manager about any additional needs you have during the holiday period.
Every year families around the country have their holidays shattered by drunk driving. Share these stories to drive awareness and #ChangeTheTrend on holiday DUIs and alcohol-involved crashes.
The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is meant to be a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends. Yet many of those celebrations include alcohol, and for those who are abstaining from alcohol, parties and gatherings can be especially challenging. In addition, visitors, family gatherings, extra expenses, and end-of-year pressures at work can lead to additional stress—and urges to drink.
But it is possible to enjoy the holidays alcohol-free:
Law enforcement agencies throughout the country will be running roadside sobriety checkpoints throughout the holiday season, including the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign organized by NHTSA. Here are some simple steps to get home safely from your holiday party or gathering:
Check back through the holiday season as we update with more data, resources, and information on holiday drinking and driving.
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