Kentucky works to combat drunk driving

When drivers are impaired by an excessive blood alcohol concentration, it can have serious repercussions for them and those around them. As a result, authorities are constantly looking for ways to crack down on instances of drunk driving. Unfortunately many accidents still occur as a result of people driving while intoxicated and the costs can be high. Throughout the U.S. countless families are left struggling to adapt to the loss of a loved one in the wake of such accidents.

In Kentucky, Hopkinsville Police Department has chosen to fight back by participating in a campaign entitled Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The campaign, which is to involve high-profile events, aims to crack down on impaired driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claims that such campaigns can reduce fatalities from drunk driving by a possible 20 percent.

The aim in Hopkinsville is to make the city's roadways safer. Even so, it has been stressed that an aggressive approach to combating impaired driving is already taken throughout the year. Another move to combat drunk driving has been made in part by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. The free mobile application, named Drive Sober Kentucky, contains numbers for various transport services such as taxis and limousines.

These new initiatives cannot bring back those that have been lost, but hopefully they will raise awareness and help make the roads a bit less dangerous for everyone. In the meantime, if you or a loved one are harmed in an accident with a drunk driver, you may be wondering what to do next. An attorney can advise you about the options available and may be able to assist you in seeking justice and compensation for your injuries.

Source: SurfKY, "HPD Joins National Crackdown to Reduce Impaired Driving Fatalities," Paul Ray, Aug. 8, 2014

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