The Ryan Law Group analyzed data from UC Berkeley’s Transportation & Injury Mapping System (TIMS) from 2017-2020 in Los Angeles County and found that between 100-150 motor vehicle collisions occur every New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve collisions see as large as a 25% increase from the day prior.
Of those collisions, between 10-15% are alcohol-involved, as New Year’s Eve tends to be one of the heaviest drinking days of the year.
Based on the historical data, we can expect to see around 100 collisions in Los Angeles County on New Year’s Eve, although the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and thus less people out celebrating may make that number lower.
So how can you avoid being a statistic…