The holidays are just around the corner, and for Los Angeles, that means heavy traffic. Traffic is typically heavier than usual because people are traveling to visit family and friends for holiday gatherings.

Unfortunately, people often drink and drive after attending holiday parties. With such heavy traffic during the holidays, drunk drivers put even more people at risk. For that reason, it’s important to beware of drink drivers in LA during the holidays.

How Common Is Drink Driving During the Holidays?

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, there were 10,874 people killed in 2017 in car accidents in which a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of .08 per deciliter. Their study also showed that during December, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver.

During the holidays, people often drink more because they want to celebrate with family and friends. However, getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol puts them and others at risk.

How to Stay Safe this Holiday Season

  • Make sure you and your loved ones have a designated sober driver or plan on using public transportation or rideshare to get home safe.

  • If you noticed that a friend or family member is trying to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, take their keys and arrange another form of transportation to get them home safe.

  • While driving, keep your focus on the road the entire time and call 911 if you see an impaired driver.

  • Wear your seatbelt at all times to protect yourself in the event of a drunk driving accident.

Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident? Call Us at (800) 905-8777!

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. The time after a car accident can be challenging, especially if you’re facing hefty medical expenses, lost wages, and physical pain.

Our legal team at The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus has been helping those injured in drunk driving accidents get the monetary compensation they need to help them pay off expenses related to the accident. We also help them support their families during this challenging time. Since 1987, we’ve been the personal injury firm throughout Los Angeles that clients trust.