Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Avoiding a Car Crash This Holiday SeasonDecember 6, 2016
As the song says, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The holiday season is upon us, which means holiday shopping, time spent with family and friends, and a busy calendar filled with office parties and other celebrations. This is also a good time to remember how quickly a celebratory night out can turn tragic when we a driver makes poor choices such as drinking and driving.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 100 people are fatally injured each day in car accidents across the country. Not surprisingly, the holiday season is among the deadliest days to drive for several reasons, First, there are so many more people traveling on the roads this time of year. Second, the weather can be unpredictable, causing icy, slippery road conditions. Finally, drunk driving is much more common this time of year with many drivers leaving parties after having too much alcohol and getting behind the wheel. One poor decision can have devastating consequences.
Police reports show that the number of DUI-related traffic stops tends to increase by approximately 33 percent on Christmas Eve, due to a high number of holiday parties that occur on that day. New Year’s Eve is even worse, with over 42 percent of traffic accidents being alcohol related. Underage teens who are out of school for the holiday often engage in irresponsible behavior, including drinking and driving, which can lead to serious wrecks.
Baltimore car accident lawyers remind you that if you are attending a holiday party, you should always assign a designated driver before going. If something happens and your designated driver cannot take you home, either make arrangements to stay the night, or call a cab or another ride sharing service to give you a ride home.
To help raise awareness about the problem of drinking and driving around the holidays, there is a wide range of resources available, including posters, checklists, and other graphics that provide valuable information and statistics about drunk driving and how you can help others.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a drunk driving car accident in Maryland, contact the dedicated Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton online or call 1-800-547-4529. as soon as possible. We will work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and secure the financial compensation that you deserve. We will not stop until justice has been served.
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