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Thanksgiving week: A risky time for drivers

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to note that there are a few dangerous days to be out on the roads. Blackout Wednesday, Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday all have the potential to lead to some serious crashes.

Blackout Wednesday, or Thanksgiving Eve, is a day that got its name because of the potential for people to go out drinking with family and friends as they reach their destinations. This is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year and can lead to many drunk drivers on the roads. If you plan to be on the roads, too, try to avoid being out that Wednesday night.

Thanksgiving Day is also a hazardous day. Many people drink with their dinners and while visiting with family and friends. It’s expensive to call cabs or use ride-sharing services due to holiday fares, so some may risk driving while impaired.

Black Friday is a rush, and that’s what makes it so dangerous for drivers. As people hurry to local stores and shops for deals, they may not be paying attention or could even become enraged, engaging in negative driving behaviors.

If you are planning to travel for Thanksgiving, keep the above days in mind and remember that you have the ability to plan your travel around dangerous times of day. Evenings and nights are the most dangerous when considering the possibility of drunk drivers, so to avoid injury, it’s best if you try to stay off the roads.

If you happen to be struck by someone who has been drinking or are impacted by a negligent driver, you can pursue a claim and hold them responsible.

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