Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and distracted driving are leading causes of accidents for teenagers. Did you know that Wisconsin in the only state whereby a first drunk driving offense is not considered a crime? Many teenagers are involved in car accidents that are completely preventable. Help advocate for change by sharing information and if you are able, help donate to the cause of preventing accidents.
Recent facts from MADD:
• Drunk driving fatalities represent 32.8% of all total traffic deaths
• Alcohol related crash injuries (.01 BAC or higher): 2,660
• Alcohol related crashes (.01 BAC or higher): 4,954
• 3 time offenders: 46,539
• 5 time offenders: 8,088 Data Reference http://www.madd.org/local-offices/wi
Before our kids become teenagers, we have a responsibility to teach them about responsibility, especially pertaining to driving. Too often, we as parents, expect our kids to “do as we say,” and “not what we do.” However, learning by example is the best way to teach good habits. Children are watching, listening, and learning from our own actions, even when we are not aware of it. Talk to your kids about following speed limits, and being aware of their surroundings. Make comparisons that they can relate to, such as running in school hallways or looking both ways before crossing the street. Reinforce, “stop, look and listen skills,” as they can be applied to so many life situations.
Wisconsin has some new speed limits, a fair share of construction zones, and plenty of bad weather on the way. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and speed limits at all times while operating a motor vehicle. No job, party, or lunch date is more important that getting you and your family home safely. If you are running late, drive the WI speed limit anyway.
Accidents would not be called, “accidents,” if we knew they were going to happen. Bad things can happen to good people, but there is no excuse for negligence that causes injury. Injured? Take Action! If you or a family member has been involved in an auto accident, remember to “Take Action.” Count on the attorneys at Action Law Offices -Car Accident Attorneys WI to advocate for your rights and fight insurance companies for compensation. Find an experienced and compassionate auto lawyer at Action Law Offices. For more than twenty years, Action Law has been representing families injured in car crashes all across Southeastern Wisconsin. All you have to do is call for a free, no obligation consultation at any of three Action Law Wisconsin personal injury law firms.
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