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    Driving Buzzed During The Holidays


    “Everyone understands dancing-with-a-lampshade drunk and says they would never drive like that. But they do drive with a buzz on because they don’t believe they are impaired,” said Robin Mayer of the NHTSA. These men defined “buzzed” as having a couple of beers, but when pressed, “a couple of beers” was more like “eight to 10 beers.” To target this group of male drivers, the NHTSA has launched an ad campaign. It’s a companion to the effective “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk” campaign.

    This Thanksgiving Holiday  Remember Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving   (Buzzed or drunk driving increases on all holidays but some are worse.)

    Here are the statistics.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants students at Thanksgiving to know that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving, this is very true at Thanksgiving. As with many other holiday weekends, Thanksgiving often means an increase in student parties and celebrations as students return home after being away at college. Unfortunately, this also means an increase in buzzed and drunk driving related injuries and fatalities. Law enforcement officials are expected to be out in full force starting Thanksgiving evening and thru the weekend.

    Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

    If you plan on celebrating this Thanksgiving with alcohol or drugs, make sure to designate a driver. Don’t plan on just having “a few.” Under the right circumstances, one drink or toke can be one over the limit. Don’t put yourself or others on the  roadway  in danger. The best way to avoid an accident is to avoid getting behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking or are buzzed. Law enforcement officials are going to be out looking for drunk and buzzed drivers, so save yourself a ride to jail and a mug shot too.

    Buzzed And Drunk Driving Facts

    • In 2012, nearly half of all car crash fatalities on Thanksgiving weekend  involved a drunk or buzzed driver.
    • In 2012 alone, 26 people were killed in wrecks involving drunk drivers on Thanksgiving.
    • In 2012, 10,322 people were killed in drunk or buzzed driving crashes, which represented a third of all traffic crash fatalities for the year.
    • Young drivers (ages 21 to 34 years old) make up the largest group of drunk drivers in fatal crashes.
    • In 2012, nearly a fifth (18 percent) of all drivers under the age of 21 involved in fatal crashes were drunk or buzzed

    We are here to help

    Larry Wall and Tina Huntington make the buzzed or drunk driver pay you. They don’t ever accept the offer of the insurance company without obtaining a substantial settlement from the criminal. Driving drunk or buzzed is a crime. When you are hurt by a criminal you need a law firm that will make the criminal pay the fine he owes to you-not to the government. Contact us today or call our office in Wichita, at 316-265-6000.