Most dangerous holidays for hitting the road

Holiday fireworks belong in the sky, not the highway
Holiday fireworks belong in the sky, not the highway

The last thing you want to think about when preparing for an upcoming holiday is what could go wrong. But given that traffic mishaps tend to occur more often over holidays -- thanks to more cars on the road and a propensity among some to drink and then get behind the wheel -- perhaps safety should be the first thing you think about. A little preparation and some precautionary measures can make your holidays what they should be: friendly and fun.

So which holidays demand extra care?