With Labor Day fast approaching, law enforcement agencies have been gearing up for drunk drivers on the roadways. All across the nation a new campaign was launched entitled “Over the Limit, Under Arrest,” which aims to combat this problem.
In lieu of this new campaign the U.S. Transportation Department studied the habits of drunken drivers and found that the number of women who were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) went up 30 percent.
“Women are unfortunately picking up some of the same terrible, reckless behaviors that men have exhibited,” said the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
But when it comes to drunken driving arrests, women continue to be outnumbered by men by four to one.
Our firm’s San Diego accident attorneys know that drunk-driving is one of the top causes of car accidents. During 2005, 16,885 people in the United States suffered a wrongful death in drunk-driving automobile accidents, representing 39% of all fatal car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.
The “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” program will implement more stringent traffic rules on U.S. roadways during the Labor Day holiday. By placing more sobriety checkpoints, writing more tickets and arresting any driver that seems impaired — advocates against drunk-driving hope drunk drivers will be taken off the roads.
Often, people like to enjoy a cocktail during certain holiday’s in order to relax and have a good time. This type of behavior is perfectly fine. Driving after you have drank, however, is not fine at all. Here are some resources to help you prevent DUI.
If you or a loved one are involved in a drunk-driving car accident, hiring an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer can help ease any pain and suffering you may have.
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