Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is getting ready to publicize
their 2019 “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” national enforcement mobilization.
This mobilization will go into effect beginning on August 14 and running
through the beginning of September. Law enforcement and public safety agencies
across the nation will be participating. Since alcohol impaired driving is
still one of the deadliest and most often committed, yet 100-percent
preventable crimes, the NHTSA is hoping to tackle this safety epidemic head on.
Law Enforcement Agencies Gear up For ”Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
Law enforcement agencies in California and all across
America are gearing up for “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” From local
departments and offices to state public safety agencies, everybody is going to
be mobilizing for this increased enforcement period. Additionally, the NHTSA
will be raising awareness through various public service campaigns on
television, social media and with various state and local outlets all over the
U.S. Drunk Driving Crash Facts
- Approximately one-third of all traffic crash
fatalities in the U.S. involve drunk drivers.
- In 2017, there were 10,874 people killed in
drunk driving crashes.
- Of traffic fatalities in 2017 among children 14
years old and younger, 19 percent occurred in drunk driving crashes.
- In 2017, one person was killed every 48 minutes
by a drunk driver.
- During the 2017 Labor Day holiday period
(September 1 to September 5), there were 376 crash fatalities nationwide.
- 44 percent of those fatalities involved drivers
who had been drinking.
- Alcohol impaired driving crashes cost the U.S.
about $44 billion annually.
Drunk Driving Accidents in San Diego
After any kind of car accident involving a drunk driver or
suspected impaired driver, it’s a good idea to speak with an attorney about
your case. Your attorney can be your advocate and fight to get you the
compensation you deserve to cover medical bills and other expenses associated
with your injuries.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in
an accident involving a drunk driver in San Diego or anywhere along the Central
Coast, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris
Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. a 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case