We support any measure to combat drunk driving and promote highway safety by stopping those drivers who would recklessly endanger others.
Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
Toledo car accident attorney Kevin J. Boissoneault called upon Ohio legislators to follow a suggestion made by MADD in its recently released “Report to the Nation” calling for ignition interlock devices to be required for all DUI offenders – even first-time offenders.
“Moving forward with MADD’s recommendation to require ignition interlocks in motor vehicles of every DUI offender is a proper step for the safety of all Ohio residents,” said Boissoneault, a partner with the Toledo personal injury firm of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., L.P.A.
“Ignition interlocks are proven devices for keeping impaired drivers off of the road, and anyone who has been convicted of drunk driving has demonstrated that they are a potential hazard to other drivers, as well as to themselves,” Boissoneault said.
MADD, or Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, rated each state on its work against drunk driving in its recent “Report to the Nation,” which was released in connection with the fifth anniversary of the advocacy group’s “Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving.”
MADD gave Ohio three out of five stars and urged the state to modify its interlock law to include first-time DUI offenders. The current law requires repeat offenders to install the devices, which is similar to a Breathalyzer. The vehicle cannot be operated unless the driver blows into the device and registers no alcohol in their blood.
“Driving is a privilege, not a right,” Boissoneault said. “It is perfectly reasonable to put restrictions on those who have abused that privilege, as anyone convicted of a DUI has done. We support any measure to combat drunk driving and promote highway safety by stopping those drivers who would recklessly endanger others.”
The Toledo personal injury law firm of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co. has assisted thousands of Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan residents who have suffered personal injury or a wrongful death of a family member in car wrecks involving reckless drivers.
Boissoneault said compensation from personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are sometimes the only means for car accident victims to adequately protect their rights and move on with their lives.
“We are committed to alleviating the suffering of individuals injured in car wrecks attributed to drunk driving and other forms of recklessness,” the Toledo attorney said. “In addition to physical and mental pain, an automobile wreck can result in expenses for medical bills, damage to the vehicle and time lost from a job, and a driver who causes these problems must be held accountable.”
About Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., L.P.A.
Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., L.P.A. is a full service Toledo law firm that represents working men and women, individuals with disabilities and labor unions throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including the communities of Toledo, Findlay, Bowling Green, Northwood, Oregon, Perrysburg, Sylvania, Lima, Defiance, Fremont, Sandusky and Waterville. In addition to a general practice, the firm assists clients in personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, labor and bankruptcy cases. The firm’s personal injury areas include construction injuries, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip-and-falls, farming injuries, defective products, medical malpractice and nursing home injuries. For more information, call Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., L.P.A. at (800) 352-1976 or use its online form.