The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling on motorists to drive sober or get pulled over for the holiday season. They’re also reminding drivers and all passenger vehicle occupants to buckle up for every trip, every time. Sadly, this time of year is notorious for having a spike in injury causing and fatal crashes on roadways in North Carolina and across the nation.
Holiday Season Crash Statistics
- In 2015, 840 people were killed on U.S. roadways in drunk driving crashes in the month of December.
- From 2011 to 2015, 28 percent of people killed in crashes during the month of December died in wrecks involving alcohol-impaired drivers.
- In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers.
The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season and New Year, and if you’ve been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver in Asheville, call us at 866-397-2897 for a free case consultation.