Drinking and Driving Over the Holiday Season

The holidays tend to mean spending extra time with family and friends, going to fun festivities, and attending holiday parties. As fun as all of the latter events are, it is never a good idea to drink and drive, especially during the holidays. The holidays represent a time of the year where more people are traveling on the road; as such, it is also one of the most dangerous time of the years. Below please find a few drinking and driving statistics – from our ISU Wissink Insurance family to yours, we want everyone to be safe throughout the holiday season.

  • Almost every 90 seconds a person is injured from a drunk driving accident.
  • On average, a drunk driver has driven 80 times while intoxicated before arrest.
  • The average person metabolizes alcohol at a rate of one drink per hour.
  • Drunk driving involvement in fatal crashes in 2011 was 4.5 times higher at night than during the day.

If you are planning on drinking at a holiday event this year, please be sure to have a designated driver or arrange for a taxi to come pick you up. Now is also the time to double-check your auto insurance policy; to ensure that you are fully covered in case of an accident. To find out more about ISU Wissink Insurance or how you can best protect yourself with auto insurance, please contact us today.