Dangerous Driving Behaviors That Increase Over the Holidays

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The holidays, while a joyous time, are a busy time. Because of this, many drivers throw more caution to the wind while traveling on the roads. Unfortunately, this leads to a seasonal increase in some of the most dangerous driving behaviors. Our team at Knowles Law Firm, PLC is here to discuss some of the most common risks associated with winter holiday driving.

Drunk Driving

Drunk driving increases during the summer, decreases throughout the fall, then peaks again during the winter holiday season. This is most likely due to the increase in social events containing alcohol around Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s. More drivers risk driving home after having alcoholic beverages, meaning that there are more impaired drivers on the road and a higher potential for DUI accidents.


As drivers rush to get to their holiday obligations on time, they may speed at dangerous levels. While going a few miles over the speed limit is a norm for many drivers, the rush of the holidays may push drivers to go 10, 20, or even more miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

This is extremely dangerous as speeding is one of the leading causes of single and multi-car accidents.

Drowsy Driving

The holidays can take a lot out of people, pushing many people to the point of exhaustion. Some drivers get behind the wheel while extremely fatigued, making driving just as dangerous as if they were impaired. If you are feeling exhausted and know you will not be fully alert on the road, do not drive!

Stay Safe While Traveling This Winter!

Our team at Knowles Law Firm, PLC hopes you have a safe and happy holiday season. If in the unfortunate event you are in a car accident over the coming months, know that we are here to help you seek justice and compensation through a personal injury claim. Reach us at (602) 702-5431 to get started.

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