The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is gearing up for the upcoming Labor Day weekend holiday with their annual anti-drunk and drugged driving campaign. They recently issued a press release about their efforts to get the word out about the dangers of drugged and drunk driving. Sadly, they report that of traffic fatalities involving children, almost one in five involved a drunk driver. Additionally, the Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest times on roadways in the U.S.
To help combat the drunk and drugged driving epidemic, the NHTSA is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the nation to participate in a high-visibility enforcement campaign. From August 14 through September 2, 2019, law enforcement officers in California and all over the U.S. will be stepping up their efforts to pull over and arrest drunk and drugged drivers.
Plan Ahead For a Safe Ride Home
Whether it’s a holiday weekend or just a regular night, if you plan on consuming alcohol, it’s critically important that you get a safe ride home. The best way to make sure you get home safely is to plan ahead. Don’t wait until the end of the night to try to designate a sober driver. Designate a driver before you start celebrating with alcohol.
When in doubt, have a backup plan too. A good backup plan can be as simple as downloading a ridesharing app like Uber or Lyft to your phone. You can also pre-program a cab company’s number into your phone. No matter what, don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking.
Drunk and Drugged Driving Accidents in San Diego
After any kind of injury accident involving a drunk or suspected drugged driver, it’s important to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with your injuries. Also, cases involving suspected drugged drivers can take additional investigative efforts, so a lawyer can keep you abreast of any important developments.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident involving a drunk or suspected drugged driver in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.