Car Accident Attorneys in California
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release about their upcoming efforts to reduce drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday. Their campaign “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” is raising awareness about the dangers and expenses associated with drunk driving. They want every Super Bowl fan to have a game plan with a shutdown defense that prevents drunk driving. They’re encouraging people to plan ahead for a safe ride home and make sure their friends and party guests get home safely too.
The Dangers of Drunk Driving
In 2016, 10,497 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers. DUI crashes are often associated with holidays and times of the year when alcohol consumption is increased. Super Bowl Sunday happens to be one of those days. Thankfully, drunk driving crashes are completely preventable. If you’ve been drinking alcohol, don’t get behind the wheel.
Expenses Associated With Drunk Driving
In addition to being extremely dangerous, drunk driving can get you arrested, and that can be very expensive. Even if you don’t get into a car accident, you could still be looking at court costs and other expenses that could add up to $10,000. The California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday, so don’t risk it.
If You’ve Been Drinking, You’re Benched
The NHTSA has a message for fans: If you’ve been drinking, you’re benched. No matter how much you’ve had to drink, if you’ve been consuming alcohol, don’t get behind the wheel. Buzzed driving is drunk driving too, and even one drink can be one drink too many. Part hosts are the “head coaches” of their events. If necessary, take a friend’s keys away before they make a big mistake. Help your guests to find a safe ride home or offer them a couch for the night. It could save a life.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in an accident involving a drunk driver in San Diego, along with the Central Coast or in any of the surrounding communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.