On the day before Thanksgiving millions of Americans will flock to bars, restaurants, and parties for what has been dubbed “Drinksgiving” and/or “Blackout Wednesday.” According to PR Newswire, in some cities the day before Thanksgiving is a bigger drinking day than New Year’s Eve and even Saint Patrick’s Day.

Between the holiday music, festive lights and displays, and an influx of people out and about, it’s easy to become distracted behind the wheel. We urge you to use caution while navigating crowded parking lots and visitor centers during the holiday season.

Unfortunately, all too often drivers fail to put safety first and innocent people are seriously hurt in preventable parking lot crashes. Below are recent case results involving parking lot crashes:

We all know speeding is dangerous, and distracted driving is dangerous, and drunk (impaired driving) is dangerous, but often time’s drivers fail to recognize the dangers of drowsy driving.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that 21 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes involve driver fatigue. One third of crashes involving a drowsy driver also result in injuries. –The American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Veterans day

The Finkelstein & Partners team spent Veterans’ Day cheering on the Army Black Knights football team at West Point’s final home game of the season.