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This year, don’t make a mistake of drinking and driving in Thanksgiving traffic, which also known as the worst traffic time of the year. Thanksgiving Day had approximately 436 estimated fatalities back in 2013, and 158 deaths were prevented by seatbelts. A study was done over a six-year period between 2006 and 2011 regarding traffic deaths around Thanksgiving; approximately 15% of all vehicle-related fatalities were accounted for during this time. Instead of being one of these statistics, make the healthy and safe choice of not drinking and driving and sticking around your place of residence or spend time with friends and family to let traffic conditions clear up before you hit the road.
Here are some tips for braving the open road on or within the Thanksgiving holiday:
There are plenty of ways to get around without drunkenly turning your car on and swerving down the highway. DUIs in Arizona state is a strict law that is not to be taken lightly, plus imagine all of the money you would be saving in fines and fees by paying for a cab ride or staying in and sleeping it off instead! Another good tip for the holiday season is to watch your alcohol intake, period. If you know you’ll continue drinking, then plan to stay the night at your relatives’ place or ask for a ride home from a family member, friend, or by utilizing one of these transportation methods listed above. There’s always a way to stay safe during the holiday season.
Did you recently happen to receive a DUI and want to exercise your rights as a citizen? Contact Weingart Law Firm to schedule a consultation with one of our DUI attorneys. Here at Weingart, we want each and every one of our clients to celebrate their Thanksgiving with their loved ones this season, not by making a bad decision to drink and drive as the consequences can be severe and even deadly. A DUI conviction can change your life and not for the better; it can affect your career, family, friends, and can cost you your life or someone else’s life. If you plan to drink this holiday season, be sure to organize a ride through one of the suggested mobile transportation apps or by asking someone you trust. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving from us at Weingart Law!