Drunk DrivingThe night before Thanksgiving is the busiest night of the year for bars and restaurants across the country. Alcohol is a factor in nearly half of all traffic fatalities throughout the year, but Thanksgiving eve will see more drunk driving fatalities than any other night.

Keep in mind that the average person can metabolize one drink an hour, and that’s while consuming food and water. At this pace, most people will keep their blood alcohol content within the legal level of .08. But the best rule of thumb to follow is not to drive if you’ve had even one drink.

If you’re planning to celebrate the holiday with friends or family, remember to designate a driver BEFORE you head out or plan your transportation using a taxi service or local Uber or Lyft drivers.

You can also do your part to prevent drunk drivers from taking to the streets. Inform your service staff if someone seems like they’ve had too much to drink and keep a close eye on friends, too.