There are a number of circumstances that can make a day more prone to
DUI accidents, and thus make them more deadly than other days on the calendar.
Law enforcement agencies are well aware of these DUI statistics, and step
up their enforcement on these days to try to get as many intoxicated drivers
off the road. This means you are most likely to come into contact with
a police officer, and most likely to be arrested on these days as well.
Let’s take a look at the five deadliest days in the United States
1- July 4th
This one probably comes as no surprise. Independence Day is traditionally
celebrated with barbecues, summer fun, and, for many people, lots of brews
and booze. Once the fireworks end, a number of intoxicated drivers hit
the road to head home, creating a perfect storm that is ripe with DUI-related
accidents. Be extremely careful on the roads on this day.
2- September 2nd
This may seem like an odd one, but September 2nd is usually part of Labor Day weekend, which signals the end of what is
known as the “most deadly 100 days” of each year. Many people
celebrate this three-day weekend holiday as the end of summer, which often
involves alcohol and more intoxicated drivers.
3- August 13th
The IIHS has discovered that seven of the 25 deadliest days of the year
occur during the month of August, despite no major national holidays occurring
during this period. It’s so bad, in fact, that August 13th has historically been one of the most deadly days of the year. This year, the 13th falls on a Sunday, so it may not be quite as high, but August 12th, that Saturday, could be deadly.
4- May 20th
This is a somewhat interesting day to make the list, as it occurs after
Mother’s Day but before the start of the “most deadly 100
days,” Memorial Day, the following weekend. Between Memorial Day
weekend and this day, May is one of the deadliest months of the year in
total, signaling the start of what could be a long summer for law enforcement.
5- November 11th
The perils of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend are well-known for DUI fatalities,
however the other holiday to occur this month, Veterans Day, is perhaps
a bigger single-day threat than any of the single days over the Thanksgiving
weekend alone. A number of bars and celebrations for those who have served
lead to many intoxicated drivers, especially if this day falls on a weekend.
If you have been arrested for DUI, do not hesitate to reach out to a skilled
Santa Rosa DUI attorney who can assist you with your case. The penalties
for a DUI are severe, and the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C. are prepared
to stand up for your freedoms and ensure the law is put on your side when
you face your hearing. Attorney Zelig has helped hundreds of clients with
their DUI charges, and is proud of his substantial record of success and
If you or a loved one have been arrested for DUI and have questions, call
the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig today at (707) 418-5352 and request a