Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over for New Year’s
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as various law enforcement and public safety agencies across the nation are reminding motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this New Year’s Eve and all year round. The holiday season is generally known for being a deadly time on U.S. roadways due to an increase in injury-causing and fatal crashes caused by drunk driving, and New Year’s Eve is no exception.
In fact, New Year’s Eve is when we see one of the biggest spikes in drunk driving, and unfortunately, that’s no surprise. During the New Year’s and Christmas periods in 2018, there were 285 drunk-driving related fatalities on U.S. roads. New Year’s Eve is a holiday that is typically celebrated with alcohol, and sadly, people then get behind the wheel.
NHTSA’s Tips for Getting Home Safely Without Driving
If you are going to celebrate with alcohol this New Year’s Eve, make sure you have a plan to get home safely. Ridesharing apps are easy to use at the end of the night. Just make sure you’ve got it downloaded and ready to go if you’ve never used one before. Pre-program a cab company’s number into your phone or even arrange for a designated driver. No matter how you get home, always remember to buckle up!
Drunk Driving Accidents in Southern California
With the latest increase in COVID-19 cases and reduction in ICU capacity in Los Angeles and across the state, most people will likely be spending New Year’s Eve at home, but if you do plan to go out, make sure you have a safe ride home. Whether you use a ridesharing app, stay at a friend’s house, or use a taxi, any type of safe ride home will be a better choice than getting behind the wheel drunk.
The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. wishes everybody a Safe and Happy New Year’s Eve, and if you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk or drugged driver in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact our office at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.