Strategies to Minimize the Number of Drunk Driving Accidents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that from 2003-2012 1,025 people lost their lives as a result of a drunk driving incident in the state of Nevada. In 2012, the rate of death per 100,000 people from drunk driving incidents in the state is lower when compared to the national average. The national average rate for drunk driving deaths in all age groups was 3.3 while Nevada was 2.8 that year.
So, Nevada may have fewer drunk driving incidents than other areas of the country, but that still does not mean that drunk driving incidents do not happen. In fact, they happen all too often. And even if a drunk driver does not cause an accident, nationally 1.9% of people admit that they have drunk too much and gotten behind the wheel. In Nevada, a little less, 1.8% reported doing the same.
Drunk driving is incredibly reckless and dangerous for the driver, their car occupants, and everyone else around them. If you were injured by a drunk driver in Las Vegas, or if you lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, please connect with the Las Vegas wrongful death accident attorney at the Aaron Law Group immediately.
What Methods Can Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents?
As long as people are willing to be careless when they are driving there are going to be accidents. This includes drunk driving incidents. Despite being illegal and coming with very serious punishments if law enforcement pulls a drunk driver over, people still drive with too much alcohol in their system. In all 50 states, if a driver measures a .08% blood alcohol concentration or more then they are considered a drunk driver and will be arrested.
Finding ways to reduce and prevent people from driving their vehicles when they are inebriated is essential to combating the widespread problem. Some strategies that have been shown to help include:
- Zero tolerance, meaning any driver who is not of legal drinking age or younger than 21 may not have any amount of alcohol in their system.
- Organizing random and regular sobriety checkpoints where law enforcement can pull cars over to identify any intoxicated drivers.
- For drivers that have a history of drunk driving incidents, installing ignition interlocks makes it impossible to start a car if the driver breaths as little as .02% BAC.
- Launching effective media campaigns reminding and informing the public about the destruction and legal implications of drunk driving.
- Encouraging supportive systems where those that could be at risk for abusing alcohol get treatment to address the problem.
- Implementing school-based programs.
Call a Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney Today
Nevada drunk driving crashes can lead to catastrophic damages for victims. The Las Vegas car accident attorney at the Aaron Law Group is committed to helping victims secure the most financial compensation from their Las Vegas personal injury claims. Please call the Aaron Law Group today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case today at (702) 550-1111.