It’s the holiday season. That means home cooked meals, houses dressed in bright lights, and LOTS of traveling. During this time, more people than usual are on the roads: holiday shopping, family trips, and other festive celebrations keep people constantly on-the-go. About 48,700,000 people travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, and about 100,500,000 on Christmas and New Year’s. With that many people on the road, there are bound to be some accidents.
Every year, hundreds of people die in fatal accidents during the holidays. On average, there are 258 fatal accidents on Thanksgiving and 231 fatal accidents on Christmas. The infographic shown depicts some other deadly statistics surrounding the holiday season. How many of these accidents do you think happen because someone is distracted by holiday decorations or preoccupied by some stress stemming from the festivities of the season? The holidays can be distracting, so avoiding distracted driving is particularly important around the holidays.
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 65%
Design - 75%
Content/Script - 75%
Usability - 75%
This infographic breaks down holiday travel by type of transportation. It's pretty well organized so it's easy for the viewer to anticipate where related information will be placed in the design. That said, while transportation imagery abounds in the design, holiday imagery is pretty absent. It's also a little difficult to compare data when some of the sets cover each individual holidays while others pair them. In all we'd give this a C.