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4th of July – Independence Day Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign June 21 – July 5, 2009

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 14-Jun-2009

Drunk Driving is a Deadly Problem  

Every 40 minutes and nearly 40 times a day, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol impaired traffic crash according to research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That is why highway safety, community health and law enforcement officials are reminding everyone this Fourth of July that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to designate a sober driver before the celebrations begin.

  • Alcohol is a major factor in fatal crashes during the July 4 holiday;
  • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin, so you can be alive to enjoy the next celebration;
  • Whether you’ve had way too many or just one too many, it’s not worth the risk. Impaired driving has serious consequences.
  • Over the Limit. Under Arrest. This Fourth of July,

For more information, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

In previous postings on the DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog, we have addressed holiday driving and safety:

Drunk driving is deadly.  Statistics can be quoted to indicate how deadly.  But, dry statistics are just numbers.  Real people and real lives are seriously affected every day by drunk drivers. More importantly, every injury and death caused by drunk driving is totally preventable. 

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