Drunk Driving Accidents: Did you know?

According to MADD and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the numbers associated with alcohol-related vehicle accidents are staggering:

· The rate of drunk driving is highest amount 21 to 25 year olds;

· Every day in America, 28 people die as a result of drunk driving wrecks;

· Almost every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash;

· Alcohol-impaired car crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion a year; and

· In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving accidents (one every 51 minutes).

If you are going to drink, our firm encourages: 1). Plan ahead for a designated driver who is alcohol free; 2). Drink responsibly and avoid over-indulging; 3). Know your own limits and avoid same; and 4). Give up your keys before you consume. The roads are very dangerous and even more so while impaired.

Sources: http://www.madd.org/ and http://www.nhtsa.gov/

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