How to Stay Safe from Covid and Drunk Drivers on the Biggest Party Night of the Year

by William Mattar | November 22nd, 2021

Police Cars at NightNew Year’s Eve may no longer be the biggest drinking day of the year. The day before Thanksgiving, referred to as “Drinksgiving” or “Blackout Wednesday,” is one of the biggest grossing nights for bars and restaurants. What makes this night so unique is the influx of college students home for the holiday—and their reunions with hometown friends they haven’t seen in months.  Here are William Mattar’s top tips for staying safe the night before Thanksgiving. 

Know Your Limits 

The best way to ruin Thanksgiving is with a hangover—or worse, an accident. Make sure you’re at the table filing up on Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole and not in a hospital. It’s always a good idea to stick with a friend to keep each other accountable when you are out for the night.  

Arrange for a Safe Ride Home 

There are no excuses for drunk driving, which can have severe consequences and endanger others’ lives on the road. Instead, prearrange a ride home with a trusted friend or book a ride with a ride-sharing app. Many apps have promotions for the day before Thanksgiving in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the roads.  

Postpone What You Can 

Yes, COVID cases are rising once again. The CDC still recommends celebrating outdoors and avoiding large crowds. If you plan to party, try to limit the number of people you will be exposed to and connect with smaller groups of friends throughout the holidays when possible.  

Try to Stay Off the Roads 

Even if you’re not planning on partaking, Black Wednesday would be a good night to stay off the roads. Drunk driving incidents are preventable, but still happen. Motorists who decide to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol cause serious accidents with other motorists, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. The safest place to be the night before Thanksgiving is at home.  

If November 24th doesn’t go as planned and you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, contact William Mattar law offices, we are available 24/7 to take your call. 

Our car accident attorneys can stand up for your rights and fight for you to receive maximum compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation today or call (844) 444-4444 to speak to a team member right now.