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Drunk Driving: A Humanistic Profile of Lost Lives in Texas

BY LANDON BIEHL

Irving, Texas. June 30, 2018

Every day a grandmother, educator, community leader, mother, father, child, business owner, and dozens of others are killed accidents due to a drunk driver.

Each year, throughout Texas, there are thousands of car accidents involving a driver under the influence of alcohol. Although hundreds of motorists walk away from an accident without any injuries, there are more that end up losing their lives.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2016, there were 258 accidents involving a drunk driver, and out of that total, there were 11 fatal crashes with 14 fatalities in Irving, Texas.

Drunk driving continues to be an epidemic state and nationwide that affects everyone, not just those who were behind the wheel. With Texas as a destination hot spot for tourists all over the country and a great place to celebrate year-round, drunk drivers remain a constant threat for all motorists and passengers on Texas roadways.

Despite strict laws to deter motorists from driving under the influence, accidents occur every day. One of the most effective ways to educate people of all ages on the dangers of driving drunk is by talking about all the lives that are lost on Texas roadways.

Sharing a victim’s story may not only make you think twice about driving under the influence, but it may prevent others from making an expensive and life-changing mistake.

For more information about Drunk Driving: A Humanistic Profile of Lost Lives in TX and read personal accounts, visit http://knowledgeinitiative.org/lost-lives

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