AAA has estimated that between three and three and a half million Texans will travel by car for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving weekend is often one of the busiest travel periods of the year, in particular the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It’s also a weekend in which the police stay busy, looking for drunk drivers on the roads.
It’s been estimated that 20 people in Texas will be killed in drunk driving accidents over the Thanksgiving weekend. In addition, the day before Thanksgiving has come in recent years to be recognized as one of the biggest nights for drinking all year – it’s become so common that it’s often referred to as “Drinksgiving”. Many liquor stores report record sales around Thanksgiving.
The higher than average traffic on the roads, when combined with the higher than average alcohol consumption, can lead to fatal results. If you plan on travelling in Houston over the Thanksgiving weekend, you need to make a plan to stay safe. If you plan to drink, take a designated driver with you, ask your host to call a cab for you, or spend the night somewhere. If you aren’t drinking but will be driving on the roads, stay alert for drunk drivers, and try to avoid driving too late at night. If you will be hosting a party, keep your guests and others on the roads safe by refusing to allow a guest who has been drinking to drive away.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a drunk driver in Houston, you have legal rights. Call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help ensure that you are treated fairly and receive the compensation that you deserve. Call us today to learn more, or visit us on Facebook to learn more.