As you get on the roads to travel and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the Mobile Police Department is serving a reminder: “Make it to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.”
The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called “Thanksgiving Eve,” an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars. National statistics show from 2012 to 2016 more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it the deadliest holiday on our roads.
Help spread the word and take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving. Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before the first drink. Use public transportation, a taxi, ride share service, or a sober ride program to get home safely.
If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911 or 251-208-7211. Whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.