New NHTSA Campaign Aims to Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents
The end of summer is near and the Labor Day weekend is upon us, which, for many, is the last hurrah. Unfortunately, three-day weekend celebrations come with an increased risk of involvement in DUI-related car accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) made a preemptive strike to combat drunk driving in the weeks leading up to Labor Day by announcing the implementation of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while intoxicated is a preventable crime capable of affecting countless lives and reportedly costs billions of dollars each year. Car accidents caused by drunk drivers directly impacted the economy after totaling approximately $47 billion in 2010, according to a 2014 NHTSA report.
That number accounts for an average of $152 per person in the country. The $47 billion statistic increased to a shocking $195 billion following the inclusion of the overall harm to society due to losses of life and quality of life numbers. The NHTSA also estimates that basic economic costs will total more than $1.1 million if one suffers serious injuries in a DUI accident.
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Over 10,000 people lose their lives in DUI accidents each year according to NHTSA reports. Drunk drivers responsible for causing serious or fatal car accidents can be held liable through personal injury or wrongful death claims.
Every DUI accident case is different and if you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you should have all damages fully assessed by our car accident attorney in Brownsville. Schedule a free consultation today to explore your legal options for pursuing compensation for your accident.