According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three percent of fatal US truck accidents in 2010 involved a drunk truck driver. Of these drivers, 2% had a Blood Alcohol Level of.08 to .14. The legal limit across the US is .08. While the percentage of large truck drivers who were drinking and driving was lower than the levels of drunk drivers among passenger car drivers, motorcyclists, and other motorists, it is still a concern that three percent of drivers in fatal truck accidents had been drinking.
Miami drunk driving accidents are not only entirely preventable, but they can be especially devastating when a large commercial truck is involved. Large commercial trucks can cause incredible devastation, and can collide with numerous trucks, cars, and vehicles on the road, causing multiple injuries and even fatalities. These devastating accidents can even cause secondary accidents, as the initial Miami truck collision could obstruct traffic or damage the road, leading to more accidents. Miami truck accidents routinely result in fatalities, broken bones, amputations, Miami spinal cord injuries, Miami head injuries, and other serious injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to reduce the numbers of drunk drivers even further. The agency will be joining with other groups and law enforcement across the country to crack down on drunk driving.
These and other initiatives are designed to help prevent drunk driving, but it is ultimately up to truck drivers and motorists of passenger vehicles to stop drunk driving. It is up to drivers themselves to avoid getting in their car or truck if they have been driving. Whether you drive a truck or car, it is important to always have a “get home safe plan” if you have been drinking. Even if you do not plan on drinking during an evening, it is important to have a plan to get home safely if you do change your mind and consume alcohol. Having a solid plan in place is the best way to ensure that you will not make a poor choice if you have been drinking. Keeping extra money in your glove compartment and the numbers of some taxi companies is a good precaution to take.
If you have been injured in a Miami drunk driving accident, contact the Flaxman Law Group. Drunk driving is a reckless act, and you may be able to seek legal remedy for the cost of any injuries you have sustained. Compensation can help you pay for medical costs, lost income, and other costs related to your accident. The costs of a Miami truck accident can be devastating, so you deserve to pursue the fairest compensation possible. The Flaxman Law Group has worked with thousands of South Florida personal injury victims. As a full-service law firm, the Flaxman Law Group has the resources to pursue justice on behalf of victims. Call today for a free, no obligation consultation to find out what the Flaxman Law Group can do for you.