When most people think of Christmas they think of good food, good company, and the giving of gifts. While our Dallas drunk driving attorneys look forward to the holidays, our joy is tempered with the fact that each and every December the number of people hit by a drunk driver in Dallas skyrockets.
December Is A Deadly Month Within a Deadly Year
December is the month when Dallas and all of Texas experience a peak in DUI crashes. However, Dallas also has the distressing distinction of being the city with the highest rates of fatal DUI crashes in the United States. Each year in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, an average of 120 people die during a crash with a drunk driver. This does not take into account DUI crashes in Grapevine, Denton or any of the surrounding cities.
Stopping DUI Crash Deaths This Season
Knowing that DUI accidents peak in December, local and state law enforcement agencies, along with the Texas Department of Transportation and other traffic safety advocates, do all they can to deter drunk driving.
This year TxDOT has launched a massive campaign featuring Santa and his reindeer to try and persuade party goers to get a sober ride home. In addition, the Dallas Police Department will be conducting holiday weekend no-refusal DUI stops where judges are on the ready to issue warrants for blood tests for suspects who refuse to take a breathalyzer.
Making the Right Choice This Christmas
While police work to catch drunk drivers, we urge you to find a sober ride home: make a plan, pick a designated driver, or get a cab. Your decision to get behind to wheel after drinking could end someone's life. It's simply not worth it.
If you have been hit by a drunk driver in Dallas, you are not alone. In order to ensure that you are compensated for your losses and that the driver is held responsible for his or her actions, contact an experienced Dallas drunk driving accident lawyer at 817.380.4888 for your free consultation or complete our convenient contact form.