Holiday Driving, 2016-2020 (1)

 

  Holiday period (1)
  New Year’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
Year Deaths Percent alcohol- impaired (2) Deaths Percent alcohol- impaired (2) Deaths Percent alcohol- impaired (2) Deaths Percent alcohol- impaired (2) Deaths Percent alcohol- impaired (2) Deaths Percent alcohol- impaired (2)
2016 279 37% 392 37% 397 42% 384 37% 439 36% 318 35%
2017 330 37 345 37 529 38 345 37 470 36 299 38
2018 325 39 430 38 175 41 433 36 433 31 425 35
2019 428 36 453 37 499 39 438 39 406 29 129 38
2020 NA NA 397 41 479 41 506 38 NA NA NA NA
(1) The length of the holiday period depends on the day of the week on which the holiday falls. Memorial Day and Labor Day are always 3.25 days; Thanksgiving is always 4.25 days; and New Year’s Day, Independence Day, and Christmas are 3.25 days if the holiday falls on Friday through Monday, 4.25 days if on Tuesday or Thursday, and 1.25 days if on Wednesday. See https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/motor-vehicle/holidays/holiday-introduction/. (2) The highest blood alcohol concentration (BAC) among drivers or motorcycle riders involved in the crash was 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher (the legal definition of drunk driving in most states). NA=Data not available. Source: National Safety Council based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.