(pic from Flickr user 911 Bails Bonds Las Vegas)
Many people think that New Year's Eve has the most DUI arrests....not the case. Law enforcement officials and lawyers all over the country will tell you that Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday of the year when it comes to drunk driving. Each year Thanksgiving Day accounts for more fatalities related to DUIs than any other holiday. According to a 2009 Forbes magazine study, an average of 401 people die each year on New Year’s Day, the fifth worst holiday for drunk driving. The worst is Thanksgiving, with an average of 567 deaths each year. Many believe people let their guard down on Thanksgiving, with the day-long festivities encouraging them to not only drink more, but assume that they haven’t had as much to drink.
With Thanksgiving just three days away....plan ahead now. I am guessing the Peoria area and all over central Illinois will have their fill of check points this holiday weekend. Let's keep Black Friday just about shopping.