• June 5th, 2020

We love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. The fact is, this American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to impaired-driving crashes.

Over the 4th of July holiday period in 2018 (July 3 to July 5):

  • 193 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. 40% (78) of these fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired crashes.
  • 71% of these alcohol-impaired fatalities involved at least one driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of .15 or higher.

This 4th of July, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. 

Read more on SHA’s U.S. Holidays page.