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Drugs and alcohol holiday accident risks

| Dec 1, 2018 | Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

People who live in Connecticut know that the time between the middle of November and the start of January tends to be filled with a myriad of parties, family gatherings and other holiday celebrations. Alcohol tends to be served at a large portion of these activities which can increase the number of drivers on the roads who had consumed alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel. It appears anymore that alcohol may not be the only problem people should be aware of.

As reported by WJLA.com, more drivers may also be operating vehicles after using marijuana or cannabis products. When it comes to buzzed driving near Thanksgiving, the term “Danksgiving” has come to be used frequently to refer to the risk of this behavior. This term is similar to “Drinksgiving” which has been used to describe the risks associated with drunk driving over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The day before Thanksgiving has even been come to be known as “Blackout Wednesday” due to a significant spike in alcohol sales on this day. A study conducted by Upserve indicates that hard alcohol sales are known to increase by 114 percent on this day. Beer sales rise even more at a rate of 270 percent over other days.

Anyone in Connecticut who is involved or who has family members involved in an accident caused by a drunk or drugged driving during the holidays might find it helpful to talk with an experienced attorney. Doing this may help them to learn about their options for seeking compensation and justice.