We are in the middle of the winter holiday season, which typically results in an increase in the number of intoxicated drivers on the road. Your chances of being involved in a DUI accident increase beginning the day before Thanksgiving (Blackout Wednesday) and continuing through New Year’s Day. If a drunk driver hits you this… Read more »
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If you are injured in a DUI accident, the fault for the crash seems obvious — the drunk driver is at fault. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime. Drunk drivers in Erie face severe penalties and punishments for a DUI conviction. In most cases, proving liability in a drunk driving accident case… Read more »
Twenty-eight percent of the people who died in traffic crashes during 2016 were killed in alcohol-impaired accidents. During 2016, 10,497 people were killed in drunk driving accidents. That averages to about one alcohol-related driving fatality every 50 minutes. When you think about a DUI accident, you assume that one of the drivers involved in the… Read more »
Currently, the legal limit for DUI in Pennsylvania is .08 BAC. However, a recent report recommends that the legal limit for BAC be lowered from .08 to .05. According to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, lowering the BAC would help prevent drunk driving accidents. The committee states that a person’s ability to operate… Read more »
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) annual report on pedestrian safety projects an unprecedented 11 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities for 2016. Awareness and efforts to prevent DUI accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists are in the works throughout the United States to reduce the number of alcohol-impaired bicyclists and pedestrians injured in accidents.
If you work in law enforcement or if you are a bartender, you may already be familiar with Blackout Wednesday. Blackout Wednesday is the unofficial name given to the day before Thanksgiving Day, also known as Thanksgiving Eve. The reason why this day has earned such a dark name has to do with alcohol consumption…. Read more »