Incidents of drunken driving are higher during the holiday season than they are during the rest of the year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve in 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, 1,091 people were killed in drunken driving crashes nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. New Year’s Day is the deadliest day of the year for drunken driving. A total of 140 people were killed in drunken driving crashes during the New Year’s Holiday in 2012. The best way to stay safe during the holidays is to plan ahead and make sure that if you are going to drink during the holidays you have a sober driver to take you home.