August 28th, 2013|
August 28, 2013
With the Labor Day weekend fast approaching and experts predicting higher volumes of vehicles on the road, many are worried about a potential increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents. To address these concerns, the Ohio Car Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point out law enforcement statewide will be conducting a traffic enforcement campaign throughout the holiday.
According to an article from the Newark Advocate, the campaign will consist of saturation patrols and checkpoints being established at strategic locations to catch motorists in unsafe acts, such as drunk or distracted driving.
These campaigns are vital, considering data from the Labor Day holiday in 2011 shows 138 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions, with roughly 42 percent of those individuals being alcohol impaired. Nationally, a drunk driver kills a motorist once every 53 minutes. Studies have shown these campaigns to be effective in reducing drunk driving accident numbers by as much as 20 percent. The success of the campaigns can also be seen in the high number of arrests that have resulted from the operations.
The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers applaud the efforts being made to keep unsafe drivers off the state’s roads and encourage others to do their part by refraining from getting behind the wheel after drinking or while distracted. Doing so will help to ensure safe travels over the coming holiday weekend.