Millions will hit our nation's roads on Thanksgiving weekend, eager to spend time with family and friends. Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times to travel during the year. More people on the roads means a great chance of vehicle crashes. In 2017, Thanksgiving weekend, 365 people were killed in passenger vehicles across the…Read more
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Boycott Blackout Wednesday - November 27, 2019 "Excessive drinking intoxication is prevalent over Thanksgiving due in part to cultural phenomenons like “Blackout Wednesday” that highlight and even encourage the heavy consumption of alcohol throughout this holiday weekend. Drunk-driving-related crashes spike during the Thanksgiving holiday season. According to NHTSA, from 2013 to 2017, more than 800…Read more
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…Read more
NHTSA is launching a NEW OTC/RX Driving Prevention Initiative. September 23 - November 17, 2019 Impaired driving is generally associated with alcohol, prescription drug abuse, or illegal drug use. The use of legally obtained prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) medication can also impair driving. There’s more than one way to drive under the influence. Many…Read more
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