How many people really die each year on Nevada roadways? A lot of us take for granted that getting from A to B is something that will just happen, without incident or injury. Yet almost every family in America has been affected by a tragic accident on the road, either directly or by association.
DON’T DRIVE IMPAIRED
Known as “one of the deadliest crimes in America,” in 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes – one every 51 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). On Nevada roadways between 2009 and 2013, 341 people died and 780 people were seriously injured due to someone drinking and driving. In 2013, 79 lives were lost in Nevada in alcohol-related crashes. A first time offense penalty includes: an education course on the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances within a specified time frame, a jail sentence ranging from 2 days to 6 months or 48-96 hours of community service and a fine ranging from $400-$1,000. Even what seems like a small buzz can have deadly consequences if you drive. And remember, alcohol is not the only thing that can impair your driving. Illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and lack of sleep can impair your ability to drive safely.
FOCUS ON THE ROAD
Almost 600 vehicle occupants died in lane departure–or non-intersection–crashes between 2009 and 2013 in Nevada. Lane departure incidents are caused by a variety of factors, including illegal, loss-of control reasons like distracted driving or drowsy driving. Stay alert when you’re operating a vehicle, especially in less-than-ideal conditions–and don’t drive when you’re not able to give it your full attention.
We here at iDrink Inc. believe getting home or to your next destination safe and sound is the utmost important thing. Make the right decision and have a Designated Driver or hail a cab using our app. It could save your life and/or other innocents on the road with you.
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