Don’t drink and drive is a common refrain heard around this time of year. With holiday parties and other events, some individuals are more tempted to drink and drive now than at other times of the year. If you or someone you know thinks about getting behind the wheel after a few drinks, keep these statistics in mind:
1 in every 3 crash deaths involve a drunk driver.
17% of traffic deaths among children involved an alcohol impaired driver
Of that 17%, over half were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol impaired driver
(statistics from the Center for Disease Control)
So remember: your bad choice to get behind the wheel can result in someone else’s death. Don’t make impaired decisions that you will regret your whole life – choose a designated driver.
-The Law Offices of Lance D. Youd, Personal Injury Lawyer