Detroit, MI (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
Detroit car accident attorney Gerald Acker of Goodman Acker, P.C., said today that a recent anti-drunk driving campaign by police was a smart way of raising awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Over Labor Day weekend, Michigan police launched a campaign to make drivers aware of the true costs behind a drunk driving arrest, according to the Macomb Daily News (“Police target drinking drivers, safety belt use,” August 16). The Daily News article states that the campaign included increased police enforcement across over 155 Michigan police departments, multiple State Police posts in 26 counties, and a new billboard that illustrates the cost of a drunk driving arrest and conviction.
“The weeks leading up to Labor Day are historically a very busy time on Michigan roadways. People are taking to the roads and enjoying the end of the summer, but unfortunately some drivers are making poor decisions, such as drinking too much before getting behind the wheel,” said Acker, whose firm represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents. “We support the state’s efforts to crack down on drunk driving and potentially save dozens of lives this upcoming holiday. We’ve seen first-hand the devastating impact drunk driving has on families in Michigan.”
The annual statewide crackdown on Labor Day drunk driving kicked off in mid-August, according to the news report, with the unveiling of a billboard designed to remind drivers of the costs associated with a drunk driving arrest and conviction.
The Oakland Press reports that the billboard depicts a specially painted car that’s one half taxi cab, one half police car. Using the slogan “Been drinking? Choose your ride,” the billboard cites the cost difference - $20 for an average taxi ride home versus $10,150 for an average DUI arrest and conviction in Michigan – as a means to dissuade drivers from getting behind the wheel after they’ve had too much to drink.
“With Michigan sending a clear message to would-be offenders that drinking and driving can be a costly offense, the hope is to discourage drivers from engaging in this dangerous practice,” said Acker, an auto accident attorney in Detroit. “The consequences of drunk driving, though, can oftentimes extend far beyond money. Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injuries or even death. Offenders could face lengthy prison sentences, and their victims may have grounds to file a car accident lawsuit in Michigan against them. Personal injury lawyers can help them obtain compensation and closure, and also send a message that drunk driving won’t be tolerated on our roads.”
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