According to statistics, during the holiday season, it is best for New Mexicans to stay indoors. The following is a list of statistics as well as their sources:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: 4020 people in the United States will die in a car accident between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving: 1000 people will die between Thanksgiving and New Year’s in drinking related crashes.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: The most alcohol-related car accidents will occur between December 23 and January 1.
Obviously staying inside for fear of a New Mexico Car Accident would defeat the purpose of the holiday season, however, any glance at these statistics sends a signal that it is important to stay cautious and safe while on New Mexico’s roads. The majority of these statistics are the result of not only drunk driving, but also fatigue, speeding, and talking on cell phones. Not only is it an obvious suggestion to avoid doing these, but it is also prudent to be aware that other drivers around you may not be so responsible.