It is New Year’s Eve and everyone is excited to partake in festivities to say good-bye to 2014 and ring in 2015. If your celebration involves drinking, we encourage you to take special precautions and plan ahead before heading to your destinations.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the death toll from drunk driving for 2013 showed a 2.5 percent decline over previous years. Even with the decrease, nationwide, we still realized greater than 10,000 alcohol-related driving fatalities equating to one death every 52 minutes. In December 2013 alone, there were 733 lives lost.
Through our blog, the Steinger, Greene, & Feiner family wants to remind our readership of some important tips to help keep you safe as you enjoy your night with family and friends.
New Year’s Eve Safety Tips
Additional Arrive Alive Initiatives
Our business puts us in a unique situation to be privy to incomprehensible tragedies including the aftermath of drunken driving accidents. Each of us has a choice in how 2014 ends and how 2015 begins. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and one another not to allow New Year’s Eve to be marked by disaster. Accidents happen, but the attorneys and staff at Steinger, Greene, & Feiner implores everyone to do everything possible to avoid being counted amongst the NHTSA’s 2014 New Year’s Eve accident statistics.