Halting Tragic Holiday Accidents the Focus of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on February 15, 2018 | In Personal Injury

With increased celebration and travel for the holidays, December is an appropriate time to observe National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. This effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is aimed at raising awareness of the risks and reducing the instances of accidents caused by driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

The Baltimore personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Dwin, P.A., support the mission of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and we encourage drivers to refrain from the use of alcohol or drugs before operating a motor vehicle. Our attorneys are committed to helping injury victims seek the financial peace of mind they need to recover; if you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, please call us at 800-692-2500 for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.

Traffic accidents caused by driving under the influence are frequently deadly, and they are always preventable. Wrecks in which alcohol or other drugs play a role also tend to spike in December, when people are traveling and enjoying celebrations for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

According to the NHTSA, 14,318 people were killed in December motor vehicle accidents between 2007 and 2011. Nearly 30 percent of those accidents involved drivers whose blood-alcohol concentration was .08 percent or higher.

Our accomplished team of Baltimore attorneys wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. We are also here to help in the event that the unexpected should happen over the holidays.

If you’re injured or a family member is killed in a motor vehicle collision, please contact Cohen & Dwin, P.A., for your personal consultation. With offices in Baltimore, Bel Air, Greenbelt, Columbia, Baltimore City, Glen Burnie and Ocean City, we have an experienced lawyer ready to offer you immediate help when you need it most.