Holiday Driving, 2015-2019 (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)
2015 354 36% 370 39% 366 35% 397 34% 392 35% 280 36%
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 37 433 31 425 35
2019 428 36 453 37 498 38 433 38 406 29 129 38
(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). Source: National Safety Council based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.