Wisconsin Drunk Driving Fatalities Declining
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jul 27, 2015 in Drunken Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents are preventable incidents that injure and kill thousands across the country every year. Fortunately, according to Wisconsin transportation officials, alcohol-related fatalities throughout the state have dropped 50 percent in the last decade.
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In 2004, there were 326 fatalities that resulted from a drunk driver. Since that time, the number has declined to 162 deaths in 2014. Even from 2013 to 2014, the number declined by 23 deaths in just one year.
Although it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause for the decrease, officials attribute the significant decline to enforcement from 23 targeted drunk driving task forces and numerous public awareness campaigns highlighting the dangers of drinking and driving.
According to the director for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, David Pabst, when the task forces are deployed, they are solely focused on identifying drunk drivers, which makes a significant impact. Although roadblocks are illegal in Wisconsin, the forces use roving patrols to detect intoxicated drivers.
Postings on social media and other forms of notification have also attributed to a buzz that develops surrounding a task force deployment. These high-profile deployments have caught the attention of drivers.
While the efforts of law enforcement to crack down on drunk driving are highly commendable, even a single drunk driver poses a grave threat to everyone on the roads.
Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injury and even death to innocent victims. That is why our drunk driving lawyers have dedicated themselves to fighting for the rights of those injured by impaired drivers.