Ah the Holiday season… that special time of the year to gather with family and friends and enjoy being together. The streets fill up with shiny decorations, people are in a good mood and the kids (and adults for that matter) have their eyes on the store fronts, hoping that Santa will bring them that oh so desired present, wrapped in glittery paper. It is the time of the tree, the stocking stuffers, your neighbors decorating their garden and their kids building a snowman outside with branches and carrots (unless you live in Santa Barbara like us). The best part though is that everywhere you go, the stores will play the same old Christmas songs at least 30 times to make sure the lyrics are imprinted in your brain until next year.
It is also the time to be thankful for what we have and for the people in our lives. Family and friends are precious, and the Holiday season is a nice reminder to not take it all for granted and enjoy quality time with our loved ones.
Unfortunately, It is a shame that this fun period is also linked to an increase in traffic accidents and car crash fatalities increase by 25 percent compared to the rest of the year. Over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in drunk-driving crashes during the Christmas through New Year’s holiday period. In December 2016 alone, 781 people lost their lives in drunk-driving crashes according to NHTSA.
As much fun and excitement that the Holiday Season is, it is important to always remember to be responsible. In order to keep celebrating being together for the many years to come, let’s not take the wheel after drinking and always be conscious of our surroundings while on the road.
From the resqme team, may you and your family have a safe Holiday Season!
PS: Pssst… are you running out of presents idea? Check out our Holiday gift guide here with safety gifts for Her, Him and the entire family ?