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Popular teen athlete dies in apparent drunk driving accident


It is an unfortunate truth that drunk drivers are still common on the road in Schuylkill and across Pennsylvania. While significant attention is now paid to distracted drivers, the ever-present dangers of drivers who get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs remains. A person who is simply minding his or her own business as a driver, a motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian can find themselves in the hospital with severe injuries after being hit by a drunk driver. In a worst-case scenario, there can be a fatality and a family will be planning a funeral and remembrance for a lost loved one.

Drunk driving in Pennsylvania on the rise


The danger of encountering a drunk driver is significant throughout Pennsylvania. When a driver is under the influence, it negatively impacts judgment and reactions. This can lead to a crash with serious injuries and death. A longstanding danger when on the road is being hit by a drunk driver. To make matters worse, the problem seems to be increasing. Those who are in a crash must be aware if it might have been due to a driver who was under the influence, as this can be important when filing a lawsuit.

Drunk driver statistics in Pennsylvania show rise in crashes


People throughout Pennsylvania will undoubtedly be concerned about the growing number of dangers when on the road. That frequently involves relatively new issues, such as distracted driving. However, it is an unfortunate reality that accidents caused by drunk drivers are still problematic. Research examining the frequency with which drivers are stopped and arrested for DUI in the state is indicative of how widespread the problem is. This is particularly important when there is a crash. Evidence of being hit by a drunk driver is a vital part of a lawsuit.

Drunk drivers scourge of Pennsylvania roads


When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, the driver is putting the lives of other Pennsylvania motorists in jeopardy. Drunk and impaired driving continues to be one of the leading causes of fatal traffic accidents - just after speeding - in the Keystone State. When a drunk driver causes an accident, there is nothing that can undo what has been done. But accident victims have rights that they can exercise to seek monetary compensation and a modicum of closure.

St. Patrick's Day means spike in Pennsylvania DUI crashes


Holidays like St. Patrick's Day appear to be dangerous times for Pennsylvania motorists to be on the state's roads, streets and highways. Revelers tend to have one (or more) too many and then, rather than calling a taxi or an app-based driving service, they get behind the wheel of a car, risking their own lives, as well as those of other drivers. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents increasingly claim the lives of drivers and passengers in the Keystone State.

Fatalities from drunk driving accidents are unfortunately common


Drunk driving is a preventable evil that claims lives all across the country. Pennsylvanians carry the heavy burdens of suffering from these tragic traffic incidents as hundreds of individuals die on area roads each year due to the reckless conduct of intoxicated motorists. This post will discuss several sobering statistics about drunk driving in the state and the dangerous prevalence of drunk drivers on Pennsylvania roads.

Victims of drunk drivers are legally protected


Being hit by a drunk driver can unexpectedly change the lives of victims forever. Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries being negligently caused by a drunk driver or a fatal accident wrongfully claiming the life of a loved one. Drunk drivers may face different consequences through the legal process including both criminal and civil penalties and consequences that can help victims.

Authorities are cracking down on drunk driving


Drunk and impaired driving is always a concern on state and national roadways. Police in a nearby community southeast of the Pottsville area are cracking down on drunk motorcycle riding and other forms of drunk driving. The drunk driving enforcement campaign will continue through Labor Day. A representative for local district attorney's office noted that national and statewide messaging, in conjunction with increased enforcement, are hoping to reduce the amount of impaired riding that takes place on the nation's roadways.

Holiday weekend means more drunk drivers on the roads

Throughout the United States, including in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, people recently celebrated Cinco de Mayo. Unfortunately, this also means that after a night of celebration, many people headed back to their cars and got on the roads after having too much to drink.

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