Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Proceed with caution on the roads during the Fourth of July

Throughout the United States, including the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, people love to celebrate their Fourth of July holiday. For some, it could be as simple as taking the family out to watch the parade or fireworks. For others, it means firing up the grill and hosting family and friends for a good ol' American barbeque. No matter how you celebrate the holidays, it is important to remember that many others on the road may not be as responsible, and may get behind the wheel after having too much to drink.

How Drunk Driving Accidents Can Affect Your Life

Driving is widely considered to be an exciting experience to most citizens worldwide. In the U.S, most holidays and festivities have become synonymous with partying and drunk driving incidents all in the name of having fun. Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with having fun every now and then. When such fun puts innocent lives at risk, then it becomes a serious problem. Drunk driving accidents can adversely affect both drivers and pedestrians in more ways than you can imagine. When driving under the influence of alcohol, negligence can significantly affect your judgment by endangering many lives.

Drunk driver plows into Mardi Gras parade crowd

Mardi Gras is supposed to be a festive occasion during which people are allowed to temporarily shuck the restraints of their ordinary lives until the beginning of Lent brings the celebration to a close. A young man apparently stepped too far away from these restraints during the Endymion parade in New Orleans by driving drunk and smashing his truck into a crowd of parade watchers.

Drunk driver injures 28 people at Mardi Gras parade

Imagine spending the weekend in New Orleans and taking in all the Mardi Gras festivities. There are parties and parades throughout the city attended by people from all over the U.S. As you stand on the sidewalk, watching a parade, a car suddenly careens into the crowd. This is exactly what happened on February 25 in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.

When drunk driving changes your life

Although the holidays have passed, that doesn't mean that there is necessarily less partying and drunk driving happening throughout the remainder of the year. This is extremely dangerous for not only those who get behind the wheel of a vehicle drunk, but also those who are in the path of these drunk drivers.

Drunk Driving Prevention

Every year, hundreds of car accidents occur because of drunk driving. While you can file a lawsuit against the drunk driver and get some form of compensation, the main goal should be to prevent such accidents occurring in the first place. The first way to do so is by implementing strong laws against drunk driving. It is illegal for anyone with a blood alcohol content above 0.08% to drive a vehicle. If a person is under 21 years of age, he or she cannot drive a vehicle if there is any trace of alcohol in their system. This law has prevented many nasty accidents caused by drunk drivers.

Holidays mean more drunk driving accidents in Louisiana

The holiday season is a time for celebrating, exchanging gifts with loved ones and welcoming the promise of a new year. It's a time when many of us imbibe (to the tune of 360 million glasses of wine and an average blood alcohol content of .094 on New Year's Eve), which is perfectly fine. It becomes a problem when we decide to get behind the wheel and drive after all the celebrations.

Louisiana drunk driving accident claims another victim

Despite the glut of anti-drunk driving campaigns, tragic stories and plain common sense, people still choose to get behind the wheel intoxicated. It's dangerous, it's illegal and it puts the driver and everyone else on the road at risk. Oftentimes, that risk becomes reality and an accident occurs, as it did in early January here in Louisiana.

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