Troubling Drunk Driving Statistics
Intoxicated drivers pose a serious threat to the safety of themselves and any other people whom they may encounter on the roadway. A broad review of car accidents reveals ample evidence to support this notion and our culture holds a rather harsh view regarding persons who drive under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a driver who was under the influence at the time of the crash, then it is important for you to be aware that you may be able to pursue the matter in a civil claim in addition to any criminal charges which may be filed. Contact the Sheboygan DUI victim lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more.
2008 Impaired Driving Statistics
For those persons who refuse to drive while intoxicated, the prospect of becoming involved in a drunk driving accident may seem to be fairly minor. But a brief examination of some sobering statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrate that this is misguided, at best. Consider the following:
- On average, someone dies every 45 minutes as a consequence of an alcohol-related crash.
- In 2008 there were 11,773 alcohol-related crash fatalities, accounting for almost 1/3 of all motor vehicle accident deaths.
- Approximately 1.4 million people were arrested for DUI/DWI in 2008, representing less than one percent of the total number (159 million) of intoxicated driving instances as self-reported by adults.
Despite the overwhelming number of reasons that stand against DUI driving, there remain many motorists who continue to engage in the willfully negligent behavior. Tragically, the poor decisions of one driver have the potential to seriously disrupt or end the life of another person.
There can be zero tolerance for intoxicated driving. If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by an impaired motorist, a legal action can help you to hold that person accountable for the harm that he or she has done. Contact the Sheboygan DUI victim lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.