December Is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

by Staff Blogger | December 4th, 2014

For many Americans, the holidays are a time for celebrating with friends and family—but holiday parties can be a contributing factor for drugged and drunk driving accidents.

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show drunk driving accounts for approximately 30 percent of all motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. Those numbers are in line with central and southern Virginia as well. Officers in Christiansburg, Virginia, say they see approximately 20 cases of drunk driving each month, and the number is always higher during November and December.

To help reduce Roanoke car accidents caused by drunk drivers this holiday season, December has been declared National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. As part of the campaign, motorists are asked to act responsibly when consuming alcohol.

WSLS 10 News reports that drivers are encouraged to utilize designated drivers or cab services to get home safely if they have been drinking. To help protect the public from danger on the road, law enforcement agencies are ramping up efforts to arrest and prosecute drunk drivers.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we have seen the impact drunk driving can have on the lives of those involved in a drunk driving crash and their family members. That’s why our Roanoke personal injury attorneys ask you to be safe this holiday season and never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol.