March 11, 2014
Spring break is fast approaching for many of the college students at Texas A&M University in Bryan-College Station. For many, the weeklong holiday will be a time to travel with friends. Unfortunately, the state records an increase in the number of Texas Car Accidents associated with drunk driving during this time each year.
Last year, there were a total of 25,158 DUI-related crashes in Texas. These accidents resulted in 1,022 deaths and 8,702 injuries. This was a 23 percent increase in the number of fatalities from the previous year. An estimated 57 percent of the collisions reported involved motorists between the ages of 17- and 34-years-old.
To help reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents this spring break, the Texas Department of Transportation has launched a new campaign they hope will deter motorists from driving drunk.
An article from KBTX 3 News states the Hangovers Don’t Go Away campaign consists of a street team traveling to areas popular with students and handing out informational materials on the importance of not driving drunk. Some of the locations that will be visited include South Padre Island, Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, SXSW in Austin, and the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The Texas Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers of drunk driving and are hopeful the new campaign is a success in keeping Spring Break travelers in Texas safe.