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Help reduce the impact of holiday-related drunk driving and binge drinking.

Drunk driving impacts communities all year long, but holidays often create extra alcohol-related dangers and challenges. Throughout the year, SCRAM Systems publishes data and resources to help educate alcohol clients and communities about the impact of holiday-related drunk driving and binge drinking. Explore this page for stats, infographics, shareable tips for celebrating responsibly, social media images, resources for DUI and alcohol programs, and more.

Christmas and New Year

Each year, winter holiday and New Year’s Eve celebrations ring in a dramatic increase in DUI offenses, binge drinking, and other alcohol-related issues. The resources on this page include links, images, and infographics about holiday Drinking and DUIs as well as sobriety support and safe driving options. Give the gift of awareness and share these with your community, and together, we can make a happy and safe holiday for all!​

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, football, and of course, food, but alcohol can often take center stage. Over the past five years, more than 800 people died in alcohol-involved crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period. And, with over 45 million Americans planning to take a Turkey Day road trip this year, Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous holidays to be on the road.

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Halloween

Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters—the last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing their boos with booze. DUIs and alcohol-involved incidents have become a substantial issue on All Hallows’ Eve. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

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Summer Drinking & DUIs

With so many people hitting the highways during the summer, a sharp rise in both alcohol-involved crashes and DUIs is expected, especially around the holidays. Raise awareness about summertime activities and drinking—and the potential consequences mixing the two—helping ensure your vacation season remains safe, relaxing, and enjoyable.

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St. Patrick's Day

Corned beef and green rivers are popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions, but for many the main focus of the holiday is alcohol. Data shows that DUIs, alcohol violations, and alcohol-involved crashes spike on the holiday itself, as well as during the corresponding weekend.

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Superbowl Sunday

The most dangerous place during the Super Bowl isn’t out on the field—it is out on the roads during and after the big game. Data from individuals monitored with SCRAM CAM shows that drinking violations by repeat drunk drivers ordered to stay sober jumps an average of 22% on Super Bowl Sunday.

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