What makes driving during the holidays so dangerous?

Holiday seasons are a particularly dangerous time to drive because of the increase in accidents and fatalities. There is so much to do in so little time, which leads to increased stress and less patience. Driving during the holidays can seem more exciting than usual. Still, as with any holiday season, drivers should still expect the roads to be both busier and less safe.

The holidays also tempt many people to have Punch-a-cream or other alcoholics before they head out on the roads. During the New Year’s and Christmas periods drunk driving accidents are increased and resulted in fatalities. The season brings plenty of celebration and merriment, but it also means more impaired drivers on the road.

Accidents can happen any time for any reason, but there are some dangers specific to the holiday season that threaten everyone’s safety during the happiest time of the year.

  • Drunk driving: Drunk driving is responsible for its fair share of holiday accidents and fatalities each year.
  • Drowsy or stressed driving: Fatigued and stressed driving is especially prevalent during the holidays. People might travel faster than normal and feel more pressed for time.
  • Unfamiliar roads and driving on the “other” side: During the holiday season more visitors are on the roads and they may be unfamiliar with Grenada roads, visitors may also need some time to get used to driving on the left side of the road