The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is often referred to as DUI season by law enforcement agents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, nearly 1,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes.
There are plenty of public service announcements around the holidays about the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Unfortunately, not everyone heeds the warning. Help keep yourself and your friends and family safe this holiday season.
Here are some tips from MADD:
- Designate a driver or be a designated driver.
- Party hosts should have pre established rules for drinking and driving. Be prepared to call a cab, arrange a ride with a friend, or have a guest room ready for those who are not fit to drive.
- Never let anyone who is underage drink.
- If possible, avoid driving late at night and early in the morning on the eves and days of Christmas and New Year’s.
If you or a loved on has been injured by a drunk driver, call our office at (513) 381-3579 to discuss your legal rights.