It's common to read and hear about drunk drivers causing crashes, which can result in serious injuries and fatalities. An injured victim may have a personal injury claim for his or her medical bills, lost income, injuries caused by the crash.
Utah has a newly enacted drunk driving law that lowered the blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05, making it the lowest limit in the country. The law is set to go into effect in 2018.
Wrong way crashes in Arizona have become an all too familiar problem, sometimes with fatal consequences. The Arizona Department of Public Safety received more than 1,600 reports of wrong way drivers in 2016.
A report issued by the Governor's Highway Safety Association states that the number of pedestrians killed in traffic rose 11 percent last year, to almost 6,000. That's the biggest one year increase in pedestrian fatalities. It is also the highest number in two years.
The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has reported that the combination of alcohol, drugs and driving can be a dangerous and deadly combination. Driving requires a person's attentiveness and the ability to make quick, specific decisions. Alcohol slows down the functions of the central nervous systems, normal brain functions are delayed. Alcohol diminishes information processing skills, also known as cognitive skills and hand eye coordination, also referred to as psychomotor skills.
A mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving.
There are many bars, clubs and restaurants in Tempe. Overservice of alcohol and excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to drunk driving, serious injuries and fatalities.
There can be serious injuries and devastating consequences caused by drunk drivers.
Dram shop is a term that refers to a bar where alcoholic beverages are sold. The term dram also refers to a place where alcohol was sold by the dram, a small amount of liquid.