Every year in Tennessee, drunk driving kills hundreds of people, and these numbers tend to intensify around the holiday season. As a result, law enforcement becomes more watchful from November to early January. This year, Tennessee signed up as one of two states trying out the “More cops. More stops” campaign over Thanksgiving weekend.
In addition, this year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to stress how driving “tipsy” or “buzzed” can be extremely dangerous, too – even if you’re not technically driving with an illegal blood alcohol content (BAC). One too many beers can mean life or death: hundreds of fatalities occur in Tennessee every year through accidents involving a BAC much lower than the general limit of .08%.
Stay safe this year by always having backup transportation options at your holiday parties. Keep a Memphis cab company’s number handy for you or a friend who may need help getting home.
If you or a loved one are injured this Christmas season in a car crash – including if you are victim of a drunk driving accident – you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to talk with a personal injury attorney about your options.