Category: DUI Accidents
As we enter 2018, we begin to think about things we want to do differently in the New Year. Usually resolutions center on weight loss goals, breaking bad habits, or financial goals. The list needs to include a resolution to make changes for the better in our driving habits so we have a safer 2018.
The most current statistics available from the NHTSA show that during the holiday period, it was found that 41 percent of the fatalities on the road occurred on New Year’s and 38 percent on Christmas. New Year’s Eve driving is dangerous as there are more alcohol-related vehicle accidents on this one night than any other night in the year.
According to rules set by the FMCSA, a driver who is convicted of certain crimes, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or leaving the scene of an accident, can go back to work after one year’s suspension of his/her driver’s license.
From November through the first week of January, millions will gather with family, friends and co-workers to eat, drink and be merry. If the host serves alcohol at these holiday parties, he or she may be liable for guests who have too much to drink.
The DUI accident involving a New England Patriots rookie linebacker, Harvey Langi, his wife Cassidy, and three others bring up the danger again of driving while using drugs.
Thanksgiving brings millions of American families and friends together to spend time relaxing and catching up. Experts say Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday period of the year causing a significant number of crashes.
There appears to be a trend which is disturbing. Young people are bragging about drinking and driving, and frequently post about deadly crashes via social media. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) wants this trend to stop.
On September 13, 2017 MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) commended the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Secretary Elaine Chao for recognizing the potential of saving lives on America’s roadways using autonomous vehicles and other advanced technologies such as DADSS (Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety).
The American Journal of Public Health researchers found that the prevalence of drivers with prescription opioids detected in their systems at the time of death surged from 1.0 percent in 1995 to 7.2 percent in 2015.
As colleges and universities begin the new school year, many Freshmen will be leaving homes for the first time. This is a time when they may celebrate their independence and ability to make their own decisions. The decisions they make may have ramifications on their futures.