Our car accident lawyers support the Arkansas State Police along with local law enforcement agencies as they continue their “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign through New Year’s Day.
As part of this campaign, which began Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 and continues through Jan. 2, 2015, Arkansas drivers will note more sobriety checkpoints and increased road patrols. Both of these strategies are designed to undercut holiday car accidents caused by drinking and driving.
Authorities report that more than 10,000 drivers die each year because of drinking and driving, and that the percentage of auto accident fatalities caused by drunk driving tends to spike in December because of holiday parties.
Arkansas State Police recommend the following steps for safely dealing with New Year’s Eve travel, along with tips for what to do if you’re in a car accident with an impaired driver:
- Make appropriate travel/overnight arrangements. If you plan to drink, just don’t drive.
- Let someone else do the driving. When you’re drinking, call a cab, take a bus, or enlist a sober friend to make sure you get home safely.
- If you know or spot an impaired driver, immediately alert authorities.
- Never forget to buckle up.
If you live in or around Little Rock, Arkansas and become involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault, our auto accident attorneys can help. Please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar online today or call (888) 220-7068 to schedule a free case consultation.