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Drinking & Driving

It’s not ok to get behind the wheel after you have been drinking. No matter if you are by yourself, or accompanied by others. There is always a better idea, a better way to get where needed. Driving drunk not only can harm yourself but others that are on the roadways during the time of motor vehicle operation. On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest (Centers for Disease Control, 2011). What a terrible statistic but it shows how often this act of drunk driving occurs.

TOTAL TRAFFIC AND ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED CRASH FATALITIES, 1985-2014

 

    Alcohol-impaired crash fatalities (1)
Year Total traffic fatalities Number As a percent of all crash deaths
1985 43,825 18,125 41%
1990 44,599 17,705 40
1995 41,817 13,478 32
2000 41,945 13,324 32
2005 43,510 13,582 31
2006 42,708 13,491 32
2007 41,259 13,041 32
2008 37,423 11,711 31
2009 33,883 10,759 32
2010 32,999 10,136 31
2011 32,479 9,865 30
2012 33,782 10,336 31
2013 32,719 10,110 31
2014 32,675 9,967 31

(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or above, the legal definition of drunk driving.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

Although the numbers are decreasing, no person on the roadways are safe when it comes to drunk drivers around them. Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. That equates to 27 people every day (NHTSA, 2014).  If this negligent act has occurred in your life, know what to do, please call Tad Morlan and get the legal rights you deserve. He will fight by your side until justice is served.

Remember when you and your friends have had a fun time of drinking, call for a sober driver to arrange to drive you where you need to go next:

Substitute Drivers 417-883-1900

BeMyDD 1-877-U-BEMYDD

Safe Rides LLC 417-234-8995

Springfield Yellow Cab Company 417-862-5511

All Around Cab Co. 417-536-3333

AB Taxi Service LLC 417-860-0420

 

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