Thanksgiving Weekend: Friends, family, and travel!

November 22nd, 2010

  Thanksgiving comes at the perfect time of the semester!  We get a break just as we need a little rest and relaxation for the last push before finals.  It is a time to celebrate and enjoy your friends and family.  For a number of us, Thanksgiving weekend includes lots of traveling.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 411 car crashes over the 2009 Thanksgiving weekend with 34% of those being alcohol related.  Here a few safety tips to remember when you hit the road this holiday weekend:

As college students, Thanksgiving Weekend sometimes has a feeling of a high school reunion weekend as you catch up and get together with  old classmates and friends from your hometown.  If your "reunion" involves the consumption of alcohol, remember to designate a sober driver or call for a taxi. 

Be safe, be thankful, and return to us with a rested mind and body!