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Thanksgiving Holidays Can Be the Most Dangerous For Drivers November 26, 2013

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Thanksgiving has been long recognized as the busiest travel holiday of the year in the U.S.. Millions take to the road to visit family and friends. That fact alone adds to the total number of cars traveling long distances and the odds of traffic mishaps increases. Also a factor in some areas is the unpredictability of the weather, forcing people onto the roadways when they might normally take a pass at driving.

Also of note is the Wednesday night into Thursday morning that precedes the traditional celebration of the holiday. Research also shows that thousands of people chose that night to celebrate with friends at bars and clubs and the number of intoxicated drivers on the roadways rivals that of New Years Eve.

Whatever the reason, the largest number of intoxicated drivers and overall fatalities on a national level is at its peak over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The South Bend Police Department urges all drivers to exercise caution over the holiday and if you are meeting friends out on Wednesday night or any night, find a designated driver or a cab if your festivities involve alcoh