The Holidays are a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends and loved ones. This time of year is also one of the most dangerous in terms of car accidents involving drunk drivers, so be especially cautious while driving during the Holiday Season.
During the winter holidays, traffic volume is much higher than normal as families travel to visit friends and relatives. Combined with office parties, family gatherings and other holiday celebrations, the odds of being involved in a car accident involving a drunk driver are greatly increased.
According to a recent study conducted by Allstate Canada, there are a high number of traffic collisions reported during the month of December. In fact, the same study found that there are more car accidents reported on December 23rd than any other day of the year. Overall, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) estimates that impaired driving accounts for 43% of all traffic accident fatalities in Canada every year.
Please be extra cautious while traveling the roads this holiday season:
- Drive Defensively: Drive the posted speed limit and do not tailgate other vehicles. Accidents caused by drunk drivers happen without warning, so keep a safe distance between your car and other vehicles on the road at all times.
- Plan Ahead: If you are planning on consuming alcohol at a holiday party or any other seasonal event, have a plan to get home safely. Plan a ride home from a designated driver, or call a taxi or car service in advance. Don’t leave this detail to the last minute!
- NEVER Drink and Drive: DO NOT get behind the wheel to drive if you have had any alcoholic drinks. Drinking and driving endangers not only your life, but the lives of others. If you will be drinking, designate a driver, call a cab, or make other arrangements.
If you or a loved one were injured in any type of car or vehicle accident that was not your fault, call Cariati Law at 905-629-8040. When you call Cariati Law, you will speak with an experienced Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario Car Accident lawyer for FREE. Our dedicated lawyers will investigate every detail of your accident and make sure that your rights are protected.
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