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Drunk Driving Accidents Increase Around The Holiday Season

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While the holidays can be a joyous occasion for many, they can also be dangerous. Many families spend their holidays traveling, increasing their risk of getting into an accident. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 371 people may die on U.S. roads this holiday.

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over

While alcohol plays a major factor in many fatal driving crashes, it is also important to remember that other substances can have the same effect on drivers. Those include prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and marijuana. When combined with alcohol, the risk of a fatal crash increases dramatically. Accidents can easily be avoided if drivers make smart decisions not to get behind the wheel when they are not sober.

Tips To Keep Yourself Safe On The Road This Holiday Season

  • Have a designated driver
  • Use public transportation
  • Avoid distractions
  • Plan ahead
  • Be aware of your surroundings

Contact Elk + Elk

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to a drunk driver’s negligence, Elk + Elk can help. Call now for a free case review at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446). We provide answers and support throughout the entire process.