Birmingham Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Drunk Driving Enforcement Campaign
June 23rd, 2015|
Drunk driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle collisions in Alabama today. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) stats show that drunk driving was responsible for almost one-third of all traffic fatalities in 2014. Drunken driving was also responsible for 2, 657 injuries as well.
The Birmingham car accident attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers explain that crashes caused by driving under the influence tend to spike around certain holidays, like the Fourth of July. That’s why law enforcement says they will be out in full force over the next several weeks to take drunk drivers off the road.
According to WSFA 12 News, the Auburn Police Division is planning on conducting a five-day enforcement campaign as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative. That means that from June 30 to July 4, officers will have zero tolerance for drunk driving-related offenses.
The campaign will not only feature increased saturation patrols, but also a number of sobriety checkpoints and a rise in the frequency of anti-drunk driving messages through media outlets.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen the negative impact drunk driving can have. That’s why our Birmingham personal injury lawyers encourage you to refrain from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve consumed anything that can impair your judgment. Instead, plan ahead and establish a designated driver. If you find yourself away from home without a sober ride, please call a cab or loved one to get you home safely.