Consumers Support Drunk Driving Prevention Car SystemsJune 11, 2021 | Category: Automobile Accidents, DUI Accidents | Share
According to an Ipsos poll, conducted at the request of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 77 percent of Americans back federal action requiring vehicle technology to prevent drunk driving.
The Ipsos poll found 9 out of 10 Americans support vehicle technology that is integrated. The support cut across gender, age, income, and regional differences reported MADD. The poll also found:
- 3 out of 4 (77 percent) back Congressional action to require this technology in all new vehicles.
- 8 out of 10 (83 percent) believe that new auto safety features should be standard in vehicles as they become available, not part of optional equipment packages.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says making drunk-driving prevention technology standard in every new car could prevent more than 9,400 deaths.
“Drunk driving is the biggest killer on our roadways, which is why MADD is calling for a technological vaccine,” said MADD National President Alex Otte. “The American public gets it, and now it’s time for our national leaders and the auto industry to use 21st-century solutions to finally solve a century-old public safety crisis.”
In a March 2021 press release, MADD said Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (Michigan) has pledged to reintroduce legislation this year to advance the use of vehicle technology to prevent drunk driving. The Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving (HALT Drunk Driving) Act was named in memory of a Michigan family, Issam and Rima Abbas, and their children Ali, Isabella, and Giselle, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2019. The HALT Drunk Driving Act was a technology-neutral approach adopted by the U.S. House last year as part of the transportation infrastructure bill known as the Moving Forward Act.
Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles reports in 12 months, 106 people tragically died in Lee County, 43 in Collier County, 26 in Charlotte County, 14 in DeSoto County, 4 in Glades County, and 11 in Hendry County.
Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney Randall Spivey says, “If you or a family member has suffered injury or death caused by a drunk driver, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. immediately at (888) 477-4839. We have handled countless cases involving accidental injuries and death caused by drunk drivers. Florida has special laws in place to help the victims of drunk-driving accidents. Florida Law provides for punitive damages in cases where an intoxicated driver has caused injury or death to a person. Let us help you obtain the compensation you deserve.”
Following are some examples of cases we have settled:
- A record jury verdict was awarded to a Naples car accident victim who suffered serious back injuries as a result of a crash caused by a drunk driver who crossed the center line and struck her vehicle.
- A settlement was obtained for a motorcycle accident victim who received vision loss and other injuries when a drunk driver crossed the center line and pulled into the path of his motorcycle in Port Charlotte.
- A judgment was obtained for the victim of a DUI accident who received brain injuries in a Fort Myers car accident when a drunk driver crossed the center line.
“We are available 24/7 to assist you, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Attorney Spivey.
Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.