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Impaired Driving: Get the Facts

Who is Most at Risk?Young Drivers: The risk of being involved in a crash involving alcohol-impairment is greater for young people ages 21 to 24 than for older people.Motorcyclists: 28% of motorcyclists killed in fatal crashes in 2010 had a BAC of 0.08% or higher.Drivers with Prior DWI Convictions: Drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher who were involved in fatal crashes were four times more likely to have a prior conviction for DWI than drivers with no alcohol in their system.How Can Deaths & Injuries From Drunk Driving Be Prevented?Actively enforcing the BAC law of 0.08%, minimum drinking age laws, and zero tolerance laws for young drivers under 21.Using sobriety checkpoints – traffic stops where law enforcement officers assess drivers’ level of alcohol impairment helps reduce alcohol-related crashes by 9%.Taking away the driver’s license if they have driven while intoxicated.Teaching your kids about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.Mandating a blood-alcohol test be given when traffic crashes result in injury.If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver, we can help. Contact us for a free case appraisal immediately. To get more facts and tips on how to prevent drunk driving, visit Centers for Disease Control: Impaired Driving

Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.