Did you know that every 53 minutes, one person dies from drunk driving? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites that a total of about 28 people die each day because of alcohol-impaired driving. In all 50 states, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08, which impairs muscle coordination, reasoning, judgment, self-control, memory, and the ability to detect danger.
Joshua Jahn’s family was taken away from a drunk driver before the holidays. He stated that a woman sat at a bar for six hours before getting into her car and started to drive. She was intoxicated and going at really high speeds. She crashed into Joshua’s family and killed them. One of Joshua’s greatest regret is “the future that the repeat offender that killed my baby girl stole from me. I will never get to watch Kaitlyn graduate or make a toast at Ryan’s wedding”. He wants to work towards a future that stops alcohol influenced drivers from getting into a car. He wants to stop drunk drivers to stop risking their lives and other people’s lives.
Some strategies to prevent or reduce driving under the influence are by doing the following:
- Creating stricter drunk driving laws
- Having more sobriety checkpoints
- Ignition interlocks
- Mass media campaigns
- School-based instructional programs
Remember, if you know you will be drinking, prepare ahead and do not drive. Instead, have a sober family member or friend drive or call a transportation service like Uber or Lyft. If you see an intoxicated driver while on the road, call the authorities as soon as possible. Remind family members that, is not safe for them and the people around them if they drive while intoxicated.
If you or a loved one has been injured from a drunk driving incident, call our experienced California attorneys today for a free consultation. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that there will be no cost to you unless we recover. Let us help you and your loved ones get through this difficult time. Our personal injury attorneys at Guldjian will aggressively fight for you until justice is served, whether it is through a settlement or a trial. Our dedicated and caring team of injury attorneys will be available to you 24/7. Call us at 888.546.5315 for a free consultation.