Tomorrow’s July 4, 2012, also known as Independence Day. A day we celebrate our liberation from Great Britain with fireworks and barbeques (naturally).

And of course, barbeques often include drinking (at least if you go to a fun barbeque), which sometimes leads to bad decision making. See where we’re going here? Though some of these decisions are harmless (lampshade hats, anyone?), others are downright dangerous. In fact, thanks to drunk driving, July 4 is the deadliest day of the year on our roads.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled some drunk driving statistics with the hope that they’ll encourage you to think twice before drinking and driving. Happy 4th of July, everyone, but please stay safe on the road tomorrow (and every day).

drunk driving infograph

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about Jessica

During her time as senior copywriter at Esurance, Jessica wrote about everything from automotive trends to insurance tips to driving dogs (it’s a thing!). In her free time, you can find Jessica hiking with her dog (who cannot drive), devouring a good mystery, or very slowly learning Spanish.