Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving – And Just As Risky! | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner

For a number of years, I have blogged about the many modes of dangerous driving, including distracted driving stemming from cell phone use, texting, eating while driving, and alcohol-related driving.  Safe driving should be everyone’s concern.  An acquaintance recently forwarded to me the information, below, which I hope you’ll read.

“As alcohol-related accidents tend to increase in the summer months, we want to remind all Americans that buzzed driving can put a stop to summer fun.

Here are some surprising facts:

•Nearly twice as many people are killed in auto accidents during the summer months than the rest of the year combined. •1 drunken-driving fatality occurred every 51 minutes in 2012•35% of all drivers in nighttime fatal crashes who were alcohol-impaired•24% of males drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2012 had a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher•A DUI can cost drivers up to $10,000 — that’s more than three months worth of income for the average working America.”


Remember, safe driving concerns should not take a vacation just because you do. Be safe and enjoy your summer travels.

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About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association recently named him “Trial Lawyer of the Year” (2011).  Super Lawyers recently named him among the “Top Ten” lawyers in the Metro Area (out of more than 80,000 attorneys). He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 100” lawyers in the entire metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners.  His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA.  Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers (2014 edition) and has been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (2014) — national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.

If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at or call him at 202-822-1899.