According to news sources, the number of DUI related deaths in California has decreased to record levels as law enforcement in the state continues to successfully crack down on the illegal practice.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that DUI related deaths decreased to record levels not seen in the past 14 years. The numbers released today illustrate the continuing trend of decreased deaths resulting from DUI, which began to decrease every year since 2005.
The state has reportedly set up a record number of DUI checkpoints, around 2,553 in 2010, that have been instrumental in contributing to the record decrease in DUI deaths. Awareness campaigns coordinated by the different police departments around the state along with the California Highway Patrol have also contributed to the decrease in the number.
About 88 percent of Californians reportedly support the deployment of DUI checkpoints.
As a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles, I urge you not to get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking, as often the consequences to you, your loved ones, and to those around you can be much more serious than a DUI. If you have been injured in a car accident at the fault of someone else, contact a car accident lawyer Los Angeles to help you as soon as possible.