Based on 2011 statistics, someone is killed in a DUI-related car accident about once every hour. With the St. Patrick’s Day weekend ahead of us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges you to not drive drunk and to never let friends drive drunk.
According to the NHTSA, in 2011, 34 percent of auto accident fatalities on St. Patrick’s Day were linked to drunk driving.
All of the attorneys and staff at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz want you to have a fantastic, fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the parades, festivals, pubs and restaurants across Central Florida this weekend. You can avoid drunk driving auto accidents by simply planning ahead. Instead of driving after drinking, take one of these alternatives:
- Designate a sober driver well in advance
- Call a cab
- Call a sober friend or family member
- Take the LYNX bus in Orange, Seminole or Osceola County
- Don’t get in a car with a driver you suspect is intoxicated
If your plans fall apart, just stay where you are until you can find safe transportation. Don’t drive drunk. You could cause fatal or catastrophic injuries to yourself and other drivers if you get in one of these preventable auto accidents.
If you are a sober driver, make sure you and your passengers wear a seat belt, which can prevent fatal injuries if you are involved in an accident with a drunk driver.
To find out what to do after getting injured in an auto accident in Orlando, Florida that was not your fault, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a free consultation.