The time between Thanksgiving and New Years day should be a time to wrap presents, attend parties and special events with friends and family, look back over the year that has passed and plan ahead to an exciting New Year. Unfortunately, some people will never make it to that New Years and some families will spend their time dealing with the grief of a lost loved one. The holiday season is a time when drunk driving significantly increases and when the roads become far less safe for everyone.
An experienced drunk driving accident lawyer in West Palm Beach knows that a total of 1,091 people were killed in 2012 between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many more also suffered injury in drunk driving crashes over the holiday season. The loss of life and loss of good health is unacceptable and should never occur since drunk driving accidents are so avoidable. Yet, people continue to drive drunk even when they know it is dangerous. Drivers need to stop this behavior, which causes so much devastation, and should instead make sure they have a designated driver when going out drinking.
By: David Glatthorn