According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,874 people were killed and another 41,000 injured in alcohol-related crashes in previous years.
All day Friday and into Saturday, law enforcement uses radar, roadside sobriety checkpoints, and other detection devices to combat impaired drivers. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that up to a million people will take to the roads on New Year’s Eve.
Never Drink and Drive
Your safest bet is to designate a sober driver if you are drinking. Even a few drinks can impair judgment and reaction time and cause you to operate your vehicle more dangerously. Regardless of how much alcohol you consume, simply getting behind the wheel after drinking can cause serious injury or death to yourself and other road users. For your safety, your passengers’ safety, and the safety of all other road users, do not get behind the wheel.
Having a designated sober driver to be with you at your New Year’s Eve celebration is the best way to ensure you get home safely. Plan ahead to help yourself avoid getting into a fatal collision this holiday weekend.
If You Have No Designated Driver, Use a RideShare App
If you have no way of using a designated driver for your plans at events, clubs, or in your community on New Year’s Eve, utilize rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. These services are available to anyone for a modest cost, and you can still have a safe ride home by choosing to use them.
Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Drunk driving accidents are particularly devastating. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to someone else's reckless and irresponsible actions, we will not rest until you get justice.
Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not charge a dime if we do not recover any compensation for your claim.Contact us today at (314) 684-8285, or fill out our online form if you would like to schedule a complimentary case evaluation! We look forward to hearing from you.