Category: Drunk Driving Accidents
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
An intoxicated driver caused the death of the Petara Cordero, girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith, in a roadside accident on Interstate 80 in Ohio on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the team. Fox 8 News in Cleveland reported that the couple, who had recently celebrated
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.
If you are on the streets, in a parking lot, or any other place that a drunk driver can reach with their vehicle, then you are at risk. There is nowhere that is completely safe because there is nowhere that an intoxicated person will not potentially drive. When under the