Among the many enormous changes in our society in the past century, traffic safety is one of the most positive. Back in 1913, there were 1.3 million cars on America’s roads – none of them equipped with safety features as we understand them today. While “only” 4,200 people died that year in traffic accidents, the number of deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles was staggering: 33. By comparison, the rate had fallen 96 percent by 2017: 1.47 deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles.
Drunk driving is a reckless, inexcusable behavior that places everyone on the road at risk for a serious or fatal injury. A recent accident in Louisiana emphasized the dangers of driving while under the influence and the impact it can have on innocent motorists. In this specific personal injury incident, multiple people suffered physical harm. One young teenager passed away later from his injuries. The driver responsible for this tragedy is facing various charges.