During the holidays, it's only natural to get out and see friends and family, which means a fair bit of driving will be done this weekend. Our country's rich heritage is a great reason to celebrate--but as many will be drinking during this time, it makes the roads especially dangerous.
Unfortunately, holiday fatalities resulting from accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers have become so predictable that many state highway patrol departments now issue fatality estimates, which usually prove to be all too accurate.
Lurking among the “100 Deadliest Days” of summer is the deadliest day of them all – the Fourth of July holiday. According to the US Department of Health, July 4 is the deadliest day of the year to be on the road, with 144 driving-related fatalities on average. Teens accounted for nearly 10% of the fatalities. The results of our recent BACtrack Consumption Report confirm this data.
Just because you'd like to relax with an alcoholic beverage this weekend doesn't mean you have to make a bad decision. Don't become a statistic--use a BACtrack Breathalyzer and know how alcohol is affecting your body. With the BACtrack Mobile's ZeroLine technology, you can even estimate when you will reach 0.00% BAC again.