Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP
Call today for a free consultation
303-835-4595
View Our Practice Areas

Denver leads nation in fatal drunk driving car accidents

Many Colorado residents may be surprised to learn that Denver is considered the worst city for drunk driving auto accidents. Is it really that bad? Unfortunately, yes. Denver had the highest rate of fatal car accidents that involved a drunk driving, with 54.2 percent of all fatal car accidents in the state involving intoxication, according to a report by The Atlantic that analyzed fatal car accidents between 2001 and 2010 in the 25 most populated cities in the U.S. Denver was the only major city that had more than half of their fatal car accidents caused by drunk driving.Drunk driving is very dangerous and remains a threat to everyone on Colorado's roads. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in drunk driving car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drunk driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of all fatal car accidents in 2010. In Colorado, 127 alcohol impaired driving fatalities were reported in 2010.
Despite state laws prohibiting intoxicated individuals from driving, drunk driving accidents are still happening. The NHTSA says that sobriety checkpoints and ignition interlock requirements can help prevent future drunk driving accidents from occurring.

Safety advocates say that several measures can be taken to reduce and prevent drunk driving car accidents. Some of the safety measures that advocates call for are more enforcement of current drunk driving laws, use more sobriety checkpoints, revoke driver's licenses from people convicted of drunk driving and require substance abuse testing and treatment for certain DWI offenders.

Everyone knows that dangers of drunk driving. It is important for people to take the proper steps to prevent drunk driving, which includes designating a sober driver when a group of people are drinking, not letting others drive drunk and be aware of the signs that someone is driving drunk to keep yourself and others safe.

Source: The Fix, "Which US Cities Have the Most Drunk Driving?" Sarah Beller, Jan. 7, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Talk to us. What happened?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

DTC Location
5445 DTC Parkway
Suite 1036
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 303-835-4595
Greenwood Village Law Office Map

Denver Location
1624 Market Street
Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-835-4595
Map & Directions