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A couple of the risk factors for drunk driving

Residents of New London as well as the rest of the country risk getting into a crash with an intoxicated driver every time they leave their homes. At Beebe and O’Neil, we have seen firsthand the devastation caused to victims of drunk driving accidents and their families. We strongly wish to help those injured in a drunk driving accident find justice and closure, as well as receive compensation for their suffering.

If you’re concerned about your chances of being in a drunk driving accident, you might wonder what some of the risk factors are. Who are the drivers most likely to get behind the wheel intoxicated? Is there a specific time of day that is more dangerous in regards to drunk driving?

According to drunk driving statistics by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, young people are in the highest risk bracket for alcohol-related accidents. Those between the ages of 21 and 25 make up over 23 percent of drivers involved in such crashes. Why is this so? Many people are in college at this age, and college students are known for attending parties and other functions where alcohol is served. This is also an age when having fun with friends is important.

MADD also reports that the risk of being in a fatal drunk driving accident is nearly five times higher after dark than during the day. Night is a preferred time for many people to socialize and drink at bars, parties or other events.

As you may be well aware, a drunk driving crash can result in serious injuries and overwhelming medical expenses. To learn more, please visit our page on drunk driving accidents.

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