You know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday but are you familiar with Blackout Wednesday? It’s the night before the Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving eve has become associated with binge drinking because very few people have work on Thanksgiving. Plus college students all over the country come home to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. They get together with old high school friends in their hometowns and over indulge in alcohol consumption.
The day gets its name because folks are "blacking out", which is memory loss due to excessive alcohol intoxication. In many parts of the country Blackout Wednesday is the most popular bar night of the year, ahead of both New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day. Which leads to this night being one of the top drunk driving night of the year in some cities. Authorities report the day has become one of the deadliest nights of the year for young adults.
So whether you’re a participant or a parent of a college student home to party with friends please be extra safe. Even if you’re not drinking, the guy in the other car may be drunk. If you don’t have a designated driver please give us a call to set up transportation for a safe night out.