The holidays are upon us, kicking off a six-week marathon of scarfing down turkey and sweets, binge-watching football and going on shopping sprees. It's a time of year that lends itself to overindulgence in many aspects, including alcohol.
Throughout the year, alcohol is the culprit for one in every four traffic deaths in Georgia. Over the holiday season, that number spikes. It starts on Blackout Wednesday-the day before Thanksgiving-which is one of the highest drinking days of the year. But that's just the start. As the holiday season progresses, the number of highway deaths connected to alcohol use steadily climbs: