Holiday Driving, 2017-2021 (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)
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 37 498 39 438 39 413 29 136 37
2020 145 52 396 41 480 41 510 38 504 36 323 39
2021 395 40 453 40 517 39 506 41 514 36 376 36
(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/ for more information. (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). Source: National Safety Council based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.