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Ray Schlegel Offers Holiday Safety Tips on Good Day NWA

November 14th, 2018 Firm News
Ray Schelegel at Good Day NWA

Attorney Ray Schlegel of Caddell Reynolds recently joined the hosts of Good Day NWA to offer useful tips on how to celebrate the holidays safely—and startling statistics regarding driving during the holiday season.

Sobering Statistics

Thanksgiving weekend is typically the most traveled holiday period of the year—and arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) average their highest between Thanksgiving and the end of New Year’s weekend. The unfortunate facts:

  • The U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports drunk drivers play a role in 40% of traffic deaths over the holidays—including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
  • Even though more alcohol-related highway deaths occur during the holidays, experts warn the “one-drink-per-hour” rule depends on weight, metabolism, hydration, and food consumption.

Stay Safe

While choosing to simply not drinking before driving is the best strategy to avoid an accident or DUI charge, those who drink during a holiday gathering should plan ahead for a safe ride home:

  • Plan ahead to call a ride-sharing service, taxi, or a sober friend
  • Don’t let anyone you know get behind the wheel after drinking
  • Be cautious and watch for erratic movements of drunk drivers
  • Immediately report any suspected drunk drivers to the police

We Can Help

If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault, call Caddell Reynolds for help at 800-671-4100. When you call, you’ll speak with one of our top Arkansas car accident lawyers absolutely FREE.

At Caddell Reynolds, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve from the insurance companies. Our experienced Arkansas Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers understand car accident claims—and can help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Caddell Reynolds Injury Law will be by your side every step of the way. Call us for your Free Legal Consultation at 800-671-4100 today. At Caddell Reynolds, there is never an attorney’s fee due up front. In fact, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. We have offices conveniently located throughout Arkansas to better serve you.

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