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What Are The Most Dangerous Holidays For Drunk Driving In Texas? (Infographic)


Holidays are great, spending time with family, friends and loved ones.

However, it’s hard to ignore the statistics on alcohol’s effect on this time of year. 

We want to remind everyone to stay safe and be aware of increased incidents during these months.

This infographic displays the statistics for Texas and drunk driving prevalence, specifically over holidays.

What Are The Most Dangerous Holidays for Drunk Driving Incidents in Texas?

  • New Years Eve
  • Indepedence Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Saint Patrick’s Day
  • Cinco De Mayo
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween

New Years Eve is the most dangerous holiday in terms of alcohol-related incidents. Surprisingly Independence Day is a very close second, and under some metrics could even be considered more dangerous. Next is Thanksgiving, then Christmas. “Dangerous” is made up from a weighted, cumulative scoring that includes injuries and fatalities.

What Are The Most Dangerous Cities in Texas for Drunk Driving during the Holiday Season?

  • San Antonio
  • Austin
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • Harris County
  • Fort Worth
  • El Paso
  • Montgomery County
  • Corpus Christi

San Antonio was found to be the most dangerous by a long shot, followed by Dallas.

Do drunk driving incidents increase during the holiday season?

To answer the question outright.. Absolutely.

Overall, an increase of 95% was noted in crashes on New Years alone. During Thanksgiving, alcohol-related injuries were up 100%.

The sheer increase during the holiday season is staggering, and not something to ignore.

Never forget the ease of technology. Nowadays, with just a tap you can call an Uber or Lyft and protect yourself from harming yourself or others. Please, think twice before driving.

If you have been involved in a DUI, DWI or other drug related incident in Dallas-Fort Worth contact Britt Redden today. Britt Redden of Redden Law PLLC offers free legal consultation. Finding an experienced criminal defense Attorney who fights for dismissal of charges is worth the call.

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