As summer comes to a close and schools get back underway, Texas’ annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign kicks off. The Lubbock Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to look out for drunk drivers. This high-visibility national enforcement campaign runs from August 17 through September 3, 2018 During this time, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving.
Drunk driving often leads to severe accidents, as impaired drivers engage in reckless driving behaviors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration FARS data, in 2012, 10,322 people died in drunk driving accidents—that’s one every 51 minutes. In 2016 alone more than one million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at all levels of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the risk of being involved in an accident is far greater for people under the age of 25. This is especially important to note for Lubbock residents near Texas Tech University. In fact, the rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 year olds or college age students.
Engage In Safe Behaviors If You Are Drinking
If you are headed out for a night on the town, make sure your group has a designated driver committed to staying sober. If not, plan on using a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or other driving service to get you where you need to go. Even if you only drank early in the evening, you should still not operate a motor vehicle at all that evening.
Lubbock Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
There is no excuse for drunk driving. It endangers hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Our Lubbock drunk driving accident lawyers care about our community and want to put an end to negligent intoxicated driving behavior. We will fight to get compensation from the responsible parties for the victim and their family. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Lubbock drunk driving accident lawyer. With us, you will receive the integrity, advocacy, and results you deserve.