It’s Thanksgiving in the US, Millions of Americans are preparing to make their way across the USA for the Thanksgiving feast this week, and the overwhelming majority of them 90%, according to auto club AAA will travel by automobile. An estimated 46.3 million Americans are traveling an average of more than 50 miles (80 km) to sit around a table with family members and enjoy turkey.
According to the most recent data available from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there were 764 crashes involving a fatality during Thanksgiving 2012. (About 400 of them involved motorists.) In comparison, there were 654 crashes involving a fatality during Christmas that year.
There were nearly 50,000 non-fatal car accidents that Thanksgiving holiday, too.