Upcoming Drunk Driving National Mobilization
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently gearing up for their upcoming Drunk Driving National Mobilization. The 2020 enforcement mobilization will include a two-pronged approach for their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. This year, there will be a dedicated effort to get the word out about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving, and there will be increased enforcement efforts throughout the United States.
This year, the campaign will run from August 19 to September 7. Paid advertising will run on television stations, radio stations, and on the Internet on various social media platforms. Additionally, state and local law enforcement departments across the nation will be participating in high-visibility enforcement campaigns.
U.S. Drunk Driving Crash Facts
- In 2018, there were 10,511 people killed in crashes involving drunk drivers.
- Approximately one-third of all traffic crash deaths in the U.S. involve drunk drivers.
- Of the traffic fatalities involving children ages 14 and younger in 2018, 22 percent occurred in crashes with drunk drivers.
- Men are more likely than women to be driving drunk when involved in fatal crashes.
- In 2018, motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes had higher percentages of alcohol impairment than any other type of motor vehicle driver.
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
Motorists are also being reminded that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Even one drink can be one drink too many. If you plan on drinking at all, you shouldn’t be getting behind the wheel. Even a small amount of alcohol can impact your ability to safely drive a motor vehicle.
Although more people are sheltering in place and staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers are still being encouraged to practice safe habits when they leave the house. Back yard barbeques and other outdoor socially distanced events still need to be held and practiced responsibly.
Drunk Driving Accidents in San Diego
After any kind of car accident involving a drunk or suspected drugged driver, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensative to cover medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with your injuries.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident 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.