Known as one of the biggest “party” days of the year, many throughout the state will travel to watch the game with their loved ones and friends. It is after the game where the real danger exists, as incidents of driving under the influence and dangerous road conditions can create a hazardous ride home for some motorists. The RI State Police are ready to battle these incidents by increasing patrol and using their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to minimize the chances of drunk driving. If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of being involved in a Johnston car accident this weekend, it is vital you speak to a lawyer right away who can file a Johnston car accident lawsuit on your behalf.
Why Is Super Bowl Sunday Such A Dangerous Day To Drive?
As stated in a 2012 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) report, Rhode Island ranked fourth in the states with the highest percentage of drivers involved in fatal crashes with blood-alcohol contents of .08 or higher at 29 percent. Also, it had been reported by the NHTSA that young males, from ages 21 to 34 are the most likely to be involved in a drunk driving car accident. As stated in a recent WPRI article, newly confirmed RI Superintendent of State Police Col. Ann Assumpico stated, “Regardless of which team wins, everyone loses when drunk drivers are on the roads.” In recent months, the RI State Police have ramped up their efforts to keep the roads safer than ever, and this is just another example of that accomplishment.
What Can I Do To Keep My Friends And Family Safe?
The NHTSA and TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov have teamed up to create the campaign known as Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Here are some of the tips they have shared to keep the roadways safe:
- Remember, walking impaired can also be dangerous. Designate a sober friend to walk home with you.
- If you find yourself unable to get home safely, ask the host if you can stay for the night.
- Always buckle your seat belt and require your passengers to do the same. Don’t start the car until all passengers’ seat belts are buckled.
- If someone you know has been drinking and tries to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely. Even if they make a fuss in the moment, they’ll thank you later.
- Encourage your drinking guests to pace themselves, eat food, and drink plenty of water.
- Call for a taxi or ride-sharing service if you are unable to drive.
- Remember, tipsy driving is the same as drunk driving.
Contact a Johnston Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Johnston car accident, contact one of our experienced Johnston car accident lawyers located at 1395 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-401-490-3549 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.