Did you know that everyday 32 people in the United States die because of alcohol impaired driving accidents according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? An in depth look into the history of vehicle crashes involving alcohol impaired drivers reveals that although the numbers are steadily decreasing in the recent years, the families that lose their loved ones every year can tell you that they are never low enough. In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety administration recorded a total of 10,839 deaths involving drivers with blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit of .08 – 32 percent of traffic accident fatalities in the US.
Despite being one of the most common causes of car accidents, many people seem to ignore the dangers that go with drunken driving. As reported by KPHO (01/03/2011), more than 3500 DUI arrests were made in Arizona in only a span of several weeks; a clear statement that alcohol involved traffic accidents are still a major problem.
This statewide effort to arrest drivers suspected of DUI began during the Thanksgiving holiday and ended New Year’s Day. Exact numbers reached 3,534 DUI arrests, more than a thousand less compared to last year.
Negligent drivers who continue to mix alcohol with driving do not only put their lives in danger but also those of everyone else. As Arizona accident lawyers, we believe that one way to help stop these accidents is by holding alcohol impaired drivers responsible for their actions. For victims of drunken driving accidents, we are available at (602) 267-1280. Don’t hesitate to call us for your free consultation; we may be able to help you.