DWI/DUI: A Deadly Combination | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 13,470 people died in 2006 as a result of “alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (32%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Every day, 36 people in the United States die, and approximately 700 more are injured, in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.”  Here’s what is recommended:

  • Plan ahead – have someone designated a non-drinking driver in advance of celebrations;
  • Take the keys –  Do not let a family member, friend, or acquaintance drive if impaired;
  • Be a helpful host –  remind guests to plan ahead with a designated driver, offer alcohol-free beverages, and be sure your guests leave with a sober driver.

To read the entire CDC report, please click here.

Drinking while driving is extremely dangerous, yet it happens all too often.  Such recklessness leads to devastating consequences.  We encourage our readers to drive sober and be careful not to get in a car that will be operated by a person who has been drinking.

Many Americans are killed or injured each year in traffic collisions.  If you want more information about your legal rights, please click here or call the law firm of Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC  at (202) 463-3030.