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Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes For Car Crashes, University Of Alabama Analysis Shows

| November 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

By Adam Jones
University of Alabama

The causes of traffic crashes differ between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, but both periods are equally deadly for those on the roads, according to an analysis of state traffic records over the past five years by researchers at the University of Alabama.

For instance, crashes caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more prevalent around Christmas and New Year’s Day, while crashes the days around Thanksgiving are concentrated around typical rush hours, a study by UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety showed.

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