A new video called “There are no extra lives when you drink and drive,” has recently come into view showing the dangers of drinking and driving. It carries with it an emotional message about the possible deadly consequences of drinking and driving and seems especially relevant for the teenage and young adult audience. The video was sponsored by Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys as a public service announcement to increase awareness about the tragic and preventable nature of drunk driving accidents.
Drunk driving causes approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes. Over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2007. This number is less than 1% of the 159 million self-reported episodes of drunk driving in that year. The risks of deaths are shocking as chances are someone is driving under the influence most times you are on the road – especially if driving at night or on a weekend.
Oftentimes people misjudge their ability to drive after drinking. It takes approximately six hours after drinking for the body to completely eliminate alcohol from its system with a BAC level of .08. Not only that, but studies show that even at BAC levels as low as .02 g/dL, alcohol can affect a person’s response time and driving ability. Drinking and driving, even a little bit, is never a good idea.
At Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, we are passionate to help you gain justice and are dedicated to working around the clock to get the best evidence, facts, and details on your side so that you can receive the compensation you deserve. With over 30 years of experience, 6,000 happy clients, and a 97.5% success rate, you can trust us with your case. If you or someone you love was injured or killed by a drunk driver, you deserve the best representation you can get. We are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.