Federal statistics report Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday period for deaths occurring on the roads. Ed Greene, CEO of the Vision Council, says his group found a direct correlation between the number of states’ annual road fatalities and their frequency of drivers’ eye exams.
Wisconsin ranks 25th nationwide in fatal crashes, likewise it falls middle-of-the-road compared to other states, with a maximum eight years between vision screenings.
Greene says despite state mandates its vital that drivers get their own eye exams as most people make the mistake of self diagnosing.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, an average 570 fatalities occur each year during the holiday period, from 6:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through 5:59 a.m. on the following Monday.
Brian Moon reports (:63)