“Make It to the Table”
Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve The Scott County Sheriff and Scottsburg City Police urge consumers to plan a sober ride
Scottsburg, IN – As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, The Scott County Traffic Safety Partnership is serving them a reminder: “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.”
The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called “Thanksgiving Eve,” an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it the deadliest holiday on our roads.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Scottsburg City Police urge the public and the media to help spread the word, and to take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving by planning ahead and designating a sober driver before the first drink.
If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact The Scott County Sheriff’s Office or Scottsburg City Police. Whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.