Tag: Holidays

  • November 17th, 2020

The Thanksgiving holiday is the kickoff to the busiest season of the year. With all the rushing around and holiday travel, it’s a great time to remind motor vehicle drivers and passengers to buckle their seat belts. To keep drivers and their passengers safe, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) […]

  • October 21st, 2020

Excessive drinking is prevalent over the Thanksgiving weekend due, in part,  to the cultural phenomena like “Blackout Wednesday”, which highlights, and even encourages, the heavy consumption of alcohol throughout this holiday. Impaired driving crashes spike during the Thanksgiving holiday season. From 2014 to 2018, 138 drivers involved in fatal crashes on Thanksgiving Eve were alcohol-impaired, and […]

  • October 1st, 2020

This Halloween, let’s make happy memories, not tragic nightmares. The only thing scarier than zombies and witches loose on the streets is an impaired driver. This year, NHTSA is teaming up with local officials to help spread the message that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Even one alcoholic beverage could be one too many for some drivers. […]

  • September 24th, 2020

This holiday season,  the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created the national Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving drunk-driving-awareness campaign to help keep impaired drivers off the road. While the end of the year brings about the merriment of the holiday season, we want to make sure Americans are safe […]

  • June 2nd, 2020

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated 375 traffic crashes with five fatalities, as well as 10 boat crashes and four non-boating fatalities (drownings) during this year’s official Memorial Day holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 22, to midnight Monday, May 25. Read the full article here.

  • May 15th, 2020

There are more fatal crashes during the days surrounding Independence Day than the rest of the year, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at The University of Alabama. A study by the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) at UA showed that during the past five years (2015-2019), the five days […]

  • November 1st, 2019

Each year, the Thanksgiving holiday results in millions of travelers on the road, en route to and from their holiday destination. With your help, NHTSA wants to ensure drivers and their passengers are safe during this special time of year. During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2017, there were 365 passenger vehicle occupants killed in […]