Holiday Drunk Driving Facts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their Holiday Season 2013, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign is running from December 13, 2013 to January 1, 2014. The NHTSA is focusing their efforts on two principles this Holiday Season. First, they want to increase awareness about the dangers of buzzed and drunk driving. Second, they’re letting the general public know that law enforcement agencies are stepping up drunk driving prevention efforts this season.

Holiday Drunk Driving Facts

• In 2011, 760 people died as a result of drunk driving crashes in December.
• In the Decembers from 2007 to 2011, 4,169 people died in crashes involving impaired drivers.
• In 2011, of the 32,367 people who died in motor vehicle crashes, 31 percent of those fatalities happened in crashes involving a drunk driver.

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Officials with the NHTSA want people to know that buzzed driving is drunk driving. In some situations, even one drink can be one drink too many, so always designate a driver if you plan on celebrating with alcohol. The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, so don’t wreck the joyous festivities with a drunk driving arrest or potentially fatal collision.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

From December 13, 2013 through January 1, 2014, law enforcement agencies across California and the nation will be stepping up efforts to keep drunk drivers off of the road. Officers with the California Highway Patrol will be setting up DUI sobriety checkpoints and stepping up enforcement efforts to keep the roads safe for holiday commuters. They also want local citizens to alert the authorities if they suspect a driver might be drunk. Keeping the roads safe this holiday season is everybody’s responsibility.
After an Accident

Crashes involving drunk drivers can be devastating and even fatal. Surviving victims may be facing lengthy hospital stays, medicals bills, property damage and a loss of income. Spending time with loved ones is the most important part of the holiday season, and you shouldn’t have to worry about making ends meet because of medical bills and lost income. If you or a loved one is injured in a crash involving an impaired driver this holiday season, contact the experienced attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. for a free consultation. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. wishes everybody a safe and happy holiday season.

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