Join MADD in the Fight Against Drunk Driving This Holiday Season
This year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is celebrating their 30th anniversary of Tie One On For Safety®, which is the organization’s most visible and longest running public awareness project. This comes about during a time of year known for the most dangerous days on United States’ roadways. According to statistics, roadways are most dangerous between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day due to the increased amount of drunk drivers on the roads during the holiday season. For this reason, MADD is asking individuals to display a red MADD ribbon in a visible location to remind other people to always designate a sober driver.
DUI Accident Statistic During the Holiday Season
According to research, between “Blackout Wednesday,” which is known as one of the biggest party nights of the year for college students, and Black Friday, nearly 400 traffic fatalities occur every year, many of which can be attributed to the large number of drunk drivers on the road. In addition, reports show that DUI-related traffic stops increase by 33% on Christmas Eve, and 42% of car accidents on that day are a result of driving while impaired.
With this being said, the roads become a dangerous place during the holiday season. For this reason, drivers should remain aware of these statistics in order to help decrease the chances of being involved in a DUI accident. If an individual is harmed in an accident caused by a drunk driver, he or she should contact experienced legal representation right away. A seasoned DUI accident lawyer can help an accident victim recover compensation for any medical expenses, physical pain, emotional distresses, and lost wages acquired as a result of the accident.
Involved in a Drunk Driving Accident? Call Del Rio & Carichoff, P.C.
If you have been involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, we urge you to get in touch with our Sacramento DUI accident lawyers at Del Rio & Carichoff, P.C. right away. We can examine the details of your accident and determine which legal strategies can best protect your rights and future. From there, we can diligently and carefully build a case in order to pursue maximum financial compensation on your behalf.
Discuss your case with a Sacramento DUI accident attorney today! We are backed by more than 25 years of collective experience.