The Little Rock-area car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar want to discourage you from getting behind the wheel tonight ─ unless you plan on being a designated driver.
Here are two reasons to avoid driving on New Year’s Eve:
No. 1: There’s a very good chance you’ll get pulled over. Law enforcement officials have been working overtime during the holiday season to catch reckless, distracted or inebriated drivers.
No. 2: New Year’s Eve is among the most dangerous nights of the year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that nearly 200 people nationwide die in fatal New Year’s Eve car accidents. What’s more, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that nearly half of all New Year’s Eve traffic accidents happen because of drunk driving.
If you do plan to go out and celebrate the New Year, here are tips from the Arkansas State Police for staying safe:
- Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before you get in the vehicle.
- If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
- Promptly report drunk drivers to law enforcement.
If you are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident tonight, the Little Rock car accident lawyers at theLaw Offices of Alan LeVar can help. Please contact our Arkansas personal injury attorneys online or by telephone to book your free case consultation: (888) 220-7068.