December 30, 2013
Drunk driving is a major problem in New York State. In fact, Drunk Driving Accident Statistics from The Century Council shows in 2011 alone, a total of 315 motorists lost their lives as the result of crashes involving drunken drivers. Experts point out the chances of being involved in such a collision increase around holidays like New Year’s Eve. With the holiday approaching, many citizens are concerned about what they can do to stay safe on the road.
The New York car accident lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain the best way to prevent drunken driving accidents is to not get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Instead, the firm suggests utilizing a designated driver or cab service to get you home safely.
In order to ensure those celebrating get home safely, the firm will be conducting its 6th annual “Safe and Sober” Free Ride Home program. The campaign pays the taxi fees for citizens of western New York to help persuade those who have been drinking to stay off the highway.
The program will run on New Year’s Eve in Buffalo and Rochester from midnight until as late as 4 a.m. and will cover the costs of a 20 mile ride originating within the city limits.
William Mattar’s Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers hopes the campaign works to help keep citizens safe over the coming holiday!