UA Study: Days Leading Up to Thanksgiving Bring More Car Crashes
The three days just before Thanksgiving are some of the worst times of the year to be on the road, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.
In 2015 in Alabama, there was a daily average of 460 automobile crashes on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. The average number of crashes per day the rest of the year is 409. The uptick in crashes is attributed to more traffic, traveling after sunset, deer and alcohol.