With Labor Day approaching, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to curb drunk driving. More than 10,000 law enforcement agencies are participating and will be out patrolling through Labor Day with drunk drivers as their target. There is zero tolerance for drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher.
Our attorneys believe that those who injure or kill others because of their poor decision to drive while intoxicated should be held responsible for their actions. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today to determine if legal action is right for you.
With $13.5 million in national advertising funds from the NHTSA, the crackdown began August 21 and continues through September 7, 2015.
According to the U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, not only is drunk driving deadly, its against the law, and despite years of progress its still a problem. He warns people not to drive if they have been drinking because they will be stopped, arrested and prosecuted. During the 2013 Labor Day period, half of all the night-time fatalities involved drunk drivers contrasted with 14 percent during the day. Between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m., the risk of encountering a drunk driver increases dramatically, although drunk driving can happen at any time day or night. Drunk driving is problematic. The following are 2013 drunk driving statistics:
- 31 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in U.S. were related to drunk driving
- 68 percent of the 10,076 people who died in drunk driving crashes had at least one driver with a BAC of .15 or higher, nearly twice the legal limit
Your best protection against a drunk driver is your seat belt, according to the NHTSA.
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