With Halloween now in the rear-view mirror, the holiday season is officially in full swing with Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away. Between family togetherness, time with friends and mouth-watering dishes prepared with pure love, what’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Although, like most holidays, it has grown beyond its origins but has a rich history which we’d like to expand upon and explore further.
The Holiday season is a time for joy – but it’s also time for caution. For instance, it’s estimated that some 400,000 home burglaries occur between November and December each year – a generous spike in home invasions compared to the rest of the year. Drunk driving also spikes around the holidays, as it’s estimated that alcohol is responsible for some 1,200 traffic deaths during the season thanks to big-party holidays like Christmas and New Year’s.
So how can you stay safe on the roads and at home during the holidays, so they truly live up to their reputation as “the most wonderful time of the year?” Here’s a look at five tips for holiday safety: