November 28 - December 1, 2019
"Each year, the Thanksgiving holiday results in millions of Americans on the road, traveling to and from their holiday destination. With your help, NHTSA wants to ensure drivers and their passengers are safe during this special time of year. We hope your state or local organization joins us in spreading the word about the dangers of impaired driving, as well as acknowledge the extra drug and alcohol consumption that often occurs during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Thanksgiving holiday has sprung two recent trends: “Blackout Wednesday” and “Danksgiving.” These trends highlight - and even encourage - the heavy consumption of alcohol and marijuana throughout the long holiday weekend. We need to remind vehicle drivers that impaired driving of any kind - whether drugged or drunk - is dangerous and illegal in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. Whether the drug is legally prescribed or illegal, drug-impaired driving poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers, and other road users." - from: TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov