Driving in the Houston, Texas area during holiday weekends can be stressful and dangerous. Below you will find some national statistics that will explain why you should be much more aware when driving during holiday events.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and Americans are looking forward to spending their day off of work indulging in a hearty meal with loved ones. While doing so, many Americans drink more than they should and don’t think twice about getting behind the wheel following their Thanksgiving festivities.
In past years, there have been as many as 418 highway deaths as well as 44,700 nonfatal injuries on Thanksgiving Day. Believe it or not, 40% of traffic fatalities during the holidays involve a drunk driver, compared to 30% for the rest of the year. These numbers are absolutely startling and prove just how dangerous the roadways can be during Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season.
This Thanksgiving, you should make it a priority to make sure you and your family are extra cautious. Any loved one who consumes too much alcohol should not be allowed to drive. Every smart decision during Thanksgiving can make the roadways a bit safer, leading to less deaths and injuries.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a holiday DWI, contact the Mario Madrid Law Firm. Mario Madrid is an experienced DWI defense lawyer that can make sure your rights are protected. Working with the Mario Madrid Law Firm can mean the difference between a conviction and a dismissal. You can reach us at 713-877-9400 for a free initial case consultation.