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AAA warns drivers to be safe on 'Drinksgiving', the deadliest holiday on the road

AAA warns drivers to be safe on...

47 ABC - The night before Thanksgiving is sometimes referred to as 'Drinksgiving', 'Drunksgiving', or 'Black Out Wednesday'. 

Many friends or relatives are home for the holidays and binge drinking tends to happen.

Unfortunately with that, many drivers take to the roads. That's why AAA is reminding drivers to be alert on the roads.

They say from 2012 to 2016, over 800 people died nationwide in alcohol related crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday, making it the deadliest holiday on our roads. 

They are also urging anyone heading out Wednesday night to have a designated driver.

We are told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration even has an app, free of charge to help you if you need. 

It allows you to program a pre-determined friend or relative into the app and it also identifies a user location so the user can be picked up.

Now keep in mind, drivers also need to remember that prescription or over the counter medication can affect your ability to drive. 

If you see a driver on the road that seems to be impaired, make sure to call 9-1-1. 


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