More traffic crashes and alcohol-related highway deaths occur during holiday periods than other times during the year. We often associate New Year’s Eve of St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol use, but don’t overlook Thanksgiving. It’s a time when friends who have been separated as they attend college get back together and celebrate (often for the first time in months.) Some of these friends may regularly drink alcohol as they’re enjoying the freedoms of college life. They may be underage drinkers or even if they are of age, their friends at home may be underage.  So talk with your kids about drinking and driving, before they head out on the road to see old friends this holiday season.