With New Year’s Eve just days away, it’s the perfect time to brush up on precautions that are especially important around the holiday season. According to the National Institutes of Health, the number of vehicle accidents involving alcohol spike dramatically between Christmas and New Year’s Day. And while seasonal binge drinking is a popular way to celebrate with friends and family, New Year’s isn’t – statistically speaking – the most dangerous day to drive in New York.
During the holiday season, many people take to the road. Whether you’re literally going over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house, driving to the mall for last-minute shopping, or going to see extended family in another state, it’s very important to stay safe as you drive.
Over the past decade, awareness of the long-term risks of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been growing among the U.S. public. (A concussion is one of the most common forms of a TBI.)