Drunk Driving Victims
Drinking and driving is never a smart decision. Alcohol impairs drivers’ abilities to steer, brake, concentrate, properly judge distances and speed, recognize visual cues, and stay in the right lane. As a result, each year, almost 12,000 people die in car accidents that are caused by drunk drivers. Deaths caused by drunk drivers make up almost a third of all traffic fatalities, and drunk drivers cause millions of additional devastating accidents and injuries every year.
Driving While Intoxicated
Sadly, people continue to drink and drive despite the dire consequences. In fact:
- Three out of every ten people in the United States will, at some point in their lives, be involved in an alcohol-related crash.
- 50 to 75 percent of drivers who have had their licenses suspended for drunk driving continue to drive despite their suspension.
- Of all teenagers aged 19 to 20 who consume alcohol, 70 percent of them do so heavily and consume 90 percent of all drinks consumed by teens.
Drinking and driving causes a serious hazard to the driver, passengers, pedestrians, and everyone else out on the road. If you are planning a night out, be sure to designate a sober driver, make plans to take public transportation, or plan to stay the night at a friend’s house rather than drive home. By taking steps to prevent drunk driving, you can save lives.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.