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New Year’s Safety Statistics

Destiny Baker3 years ago

As we begin to celebrate the arrival of a New Year, it can be easy to forget that our actions are not without consequence. This is especially true on the road.

New Year's Holiday Traffic Accident Statistics

  • It is estimated that more than 250 Americans will die and another 27,900 will be injured by the end of this holiday season in traffic collisions. The biggest contributor without a doubt will be New Year’s Eve
  • The National Safety Council estimates that 156 people will die over the course over New Year’s Eve – 57 of the deaths would have been prevented had the occupant worn a seatbelt.
  • Between 2007 and 2011, alcohol played a role in 42 percent of all New Year’s traffic accidents, up from the daily average of about 32 percent.
  • Texas in particular has seen sharp increases in holiday drunk driving accidents recording 776 DWI accidents and 78 drunk driving fatalities between December 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013 – up nearly 22 percent from the preceding year.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

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Our attorneys are available to respond to auto accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices– we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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