Montlick & Associates 30 Year Don't Drink and Drive Campaign


October 25, 2013

Our Georgia personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing those who suffer severe injury or the loss of someone they love to intoxicated drivers for thirty years.  We are firmly committed to preventing the needless loss of life caused by drunken drivers.  Our Georgia Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign is intended to promote public safety and responsible use of alcohol.  For 30 years Montlick & Associates has aired special Don't Drink & Drive messages on television throughout Georgia thousands of times, in addition to displaying digital billboards reminding people not to drink and drive throughout Atlanta and other part of Georgia.  The firm's Family Safety Advocate has appeared on WSB-TV News in Atlanta on numerous occasions discussing this issue and offering tips around the holidays and for teen drivers and proms.

Our Atlanta auto accident attorneys and Atlanta Truck accident attorneys know that aggressive enforcement of DUI laws, tough DUI sentencing and other laws that discourage intoxicated driving have reduced the number of people that die in accidents caused by alcohol impairment.  Sadly, there are still close to 10,000 people per year that die in alcohol-related collisions so education and public service campaigns continue to be an important tool in the battle to prevent tragic injuries, fatalities, property damage and economic costs caused by DUI accidents in Georgia.

The extent to which people continue to disregard the danger involved in operating a motor vehicle when intoxicated is reflected in a number of key statistics provided by The Century Council regarding alcohol impaired driving in Georgia during a recent twelve month period.

Number of DUI arrests:                                                                     31,176

Fatalities Suffered in Alcohol-Related Collisions:                                   277

Percentage of Alcohol Fatalities with a BAC of .15% or higher:              28 percent                     

While many motor vehicle accidents are the result of unintentional driver error, alcohol-related collisions are different because they are completely avoidable if a driver simply makes arrangements to avoid the need to drive home if a person knows that he or she will be consuming alcohol.  There are a wide range of options that include:

  • Arranging for a designated driver
  • Using public transportation
  • Taking a taxi
  • Spending the night

While this sort of preplanning can be a hassle to set up, it can prevent life-altering injuries and deaths.  Our Atlanta DUI accident injury attorneys urge all motorists in Georgia to take the extra effort to avoid climbing behind the wheel when you are impaired by alcohol.  A few minutes of extra effort prior to an outing involving alcohol can prevent a lifetime of grief and suffering.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an intoxicated driver in the Atlanta area, our Atlanta truck accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are available to provide effective legal representation to those throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. 

Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

To learn more about our Don't Drink & Drive Campaign and other award winning public service programs visit montlick.com and click on "Community Service."

Category: Auto Accidents

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