Category: Drunk Driving Accidents

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group of friends drinking on new years eve in New York

Each year, many New Yorkers look forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve with family and friends. Although we can’t predict how the 2020 holiday season will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing guidelines, data from prior years suggest that traffic on New Year’s Eve could be

The True Tale: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the world renown poet who died in 1861, wrote a sonnet to her future husband, the treasured 19th century poet Robert Browning. The first two immortal lines are, “How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.” I now transition to the current subject and

For many, New Year’s Eve should be a time of excitement and expectation for the coming year. As the ball dropped in Times Square, people all over the city contemplated their New Year’s resolutions and wondered what the next 365 days hold in store. But even as some people greeted

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is always dangerous. Alcohol is a central nervous suppressant, and it dulls reflexes and awareness, drastically increasing the risk of an accident occurring. Many drunk drivers overcorrect out of fear of accidents, driving too slowly and never changing lanes. Though this

With Thanksgiving upon us, it is time to take stock of dangers that might be faced during the holiday season that stretches from Turkey Day through New Year’s. The holiday season sees a large spike in traffic accidents, particularly accidents involving drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Thanksgiving,

Ride sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft are popular choices for people looking to get home after a late night out, particularly after a few drinks have been enjoyed. This is a responsible thing to do, recognizing that it is not safe to drive after drinking and hiring someone

Public perception of the dangers of drunk driving has mostly trended in the right direction for the last four decades. Since MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) was founded in 1980, outreach by educators, experts, and law enforcement has slowly lowered the rate at which people drive while under the influence.

The month of December wraps up with three major holidays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Each of these dates brings with it significant risk factors that should be at the forefront of a person’s mind as they navigate the season. Safety should be paramount at all times.