With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, we hope that our readers stay safe by avoiding drunk driving.
Each year, the Tennessee Highway Patrol increases its presence on roadways to help alleviate drunk driving concerns. Last year, the Volunteer State recorded the fewest traffic fatalities on record during the Fourth of July, with only seven statewide. The THP said its increased presence also led to 119 drunk driving arrests and more than 1,000 seat belt violation citations from July 3-6, 2014.
While you are enjoying your holiday festivities tomorrow, remember that there are no excuses for drunk driving. In Nashville, there are transportation alternatives, including having a designated driver drive you home, Uber or Lyft, taxi services and other forms of public transportation.
Nashville is a major tourist hub when it comes to the Fourth of July, as there are multiple events planned in the city including the fireworks display, which is reportedly the largest in the country.
It is expected that hundreds of thousands of visitors will be attending events this weekend in the city—do not put these people at risk by driving drunk.
Pursuing a Lawsuit Following a Drunk Driving Accident
If a drunk driver injures you or kills your loved one, make sure you hold him or her liable by speaking to our Nashville car accident attorney.
When someone makes the reckless decision to drink and drive, he or she places everyone in danger. You should not have to suffer because a driver failed to make alternative transportation arrangements and drove drunk.
In addition to holding a drunk driver liable, our Nashville injury attorney can look into possible dram shop violations if a bar, liquor store or business overserved an already intoxicated driver.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend! We want you to stay as safe as possible!
“The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” Psalms 118:6