The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year's is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America's roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 992 people were killed in car accidents that involved a drunk driver in December 2007. That's one month! In all of 2007, nearly 13,000 fatalities occurred in car accidents involving a drunk driver.
The Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down. The Director of the FHP stated "We want to make it a safe time for everyone. No amount of good cheer will be able to save you from the consequences of drunk driving. If we catch you, we will arrest you. No exceptions. No excuses."
The Florida Highway Patrol recommends designating a sober driver and not letting friends drive drunk. Other important tips include calling a taxi or AAA-HELP to come take you home and to promptly report drunk drivers you see on the roadways by dialing *FHP (*347) from your cell phone.
You can save a life this holiday season. It may be yours or it may be someone you don't even know. Drive safely and be careful for those who don't.
For more information about your rights after a Florida car accident, contact Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes. Insurance companies have attorneys looking out for their best interest--so should you!