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This Thanksgiving Stay Safe Behind the Wheel – Caddell Reynolds Joins Good Day NWA

November 25th, 2019 Safety
Thanksgiving Driving Safety

Known as a holiday to spend with family and friends, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the entire year. But while the holiday is one of gratitude and joy, it can also prove quite dangerous. This is because of the sheer congestion expected on the roads – especially Wednesday afternoon, which in some major cities will cause delays up to four times the usual travel time.

The number of travelers anticipated is actually staggering. According to AAA, more than 55 million people will be taking to the road (and skies) to travel a minimum of 50 miles this Thanksgiving. Compared to just a year ago this is an increase of 1.6 million people (2.9 percent)

With this many people on the road, it is important to take proper precautions to stay safe. This is especially important considering that the National Safety Council found that during the 2017 Thanksgiving Day period (Wednesday evening through the end of Sunday), 35 percent of those killed will be related to an alcohol-impaired driver. This percentage of fatalities during the holiday period was 6 percent higher than those rates for the entire year (29 percent). Therefore, drunk driving is one of the most dangerous risks during this period of time. That is why it is so important to report a suspected drunk driver.

Ray Schlegel recently joined Good Day NWA to discuss some important safety tips to keep in mind during the holiday season.