Aug. 24, 2012
With an increase in the number of fatal alcohol-related traffic accidents, law enforcement, legislators, and citizen are fighting back against the epidemic plaguing Colorado’s roadways.
In 2010, a total of 98 people were hit and killed by drunk drivers. In 2011, the number increased to more than 150 killed in Denver car accidents caused by drunk drivers.
According to a press release, law enforcement is combating the issue by once again conducting its “The Heat Is On” campaign through the upcoming Labor Day weekend. During that time, officers will cohesively conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.
Some families who have been affected by drunk driving through the loss of a loved one also are spearheading grassroots campaigns to educate others on the dangers of drunk driving as well.
The Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with the McDivitt Law Firm would like to encourage drivers to stay safe over the upcoming holiday weekend by arranging for a designated driver before going out and drinking alcohol—this can make the community’s roads a safer place for everyone.