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The Scary Truth About Spring Break Drunk Driving in New York
Posted on Sep 26, 2017 in Car Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 10,265 deaths in 2015 as a result of alcohol-impaired driving crashes in the United States – they accounted for nearly 29% (one-third) of all deaths related to traffic in the country.
Of the 11,132 traffic deaths that involved children aged between 0 to 14 years the same year, 16% (209) involved a driver impaired by alcohol. Close to 1.1 million drivers were arrested and reprimanded for driving while they were under the influence of narcotics or alcohol in 2015.
Drunk Driving During Spring Break in New York
While it seems like a lot of fun partying and enjoying a holiday, Spring Break is one of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road. This is a time when there is more drinking and also drunk driving, which means that there is a significant increase in drunk driving accidents.
While car accidents can happen any time of the year, Spring Break is a time when there are more drivers on the road, and a lot of these drivers are likely to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This increases the risk of injuries as a result of car accidents. Because there is an increase in impaired drivers during this time of the year, it also means that the likelihood of a serious or fatal accident is higher.
Spring Break Drunk Driving in New York Killing Innocent People
It is easy to go out, party, have fun and let loose over Spring Break. However, this is no reason to sacrifice safety. Not only are drunk driving car accidents dangerous and can get young people into a lot of trouble, they can also kill.
Young people must keep in mind that they should never drive impaired, and they should never let their friends drive if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is best to take their car keys away from them and possibly save their lives.
Be Safe During Spring Break in New York
While you cannot stop other drivers from driving and driving, there are a number of things you can do to ensure your safety on the road during Spring Break, including:
- If you are planning to go out and attend a Spring Break party, make sure that you have a designated sober driver.
- Take a taxi, bus or any other form of public transportation instead of your car if you are going out to a party.
- If you see that a friend has had too much to drink and is planning to drive, make sure that you stop them. If you need, take away their car keys.
- If you are planning to go out drinking with friends, you should plan ahead and make arrangements to stay at a local hotel or a friend’s place, or for alternative transportation to get you back to your place.
Get Legal Help for Drunk Driving Car Accident
If you or somebody you know of, has been grievously injured in a car accident caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol, you should seek the help of an experienced and stellar personal injury lawyer at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280 to file a lawsuit against the driver at fault. You can make sure that you recover the maximum compensation for damages.
RMFW Law knows this arena. We have been around the legal block before. Do not sign anything with anyone until you called us. That insurance agent is not your friend, it does not matter if he likes the same sports teams you like or the same movies. Do not sell yourself short.
Your case is worth far more with RMFW Law on your side. Their offer does not include your lost time at work and they do not know your full medical costs. No one does! Call RMFW Law and let’s hear what you have to say. Someone messed you up and their negligence needs to be accounted for.