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Jul 1, 2016 |

BEER SALES CAUSE MORE DUI ACCIDENTS ON THE 4TH OF JULY

Jul 1, 2016 - Drunk Driving Accidents

The 4th of July is one of the most well-loved holidays in Pennsylvania, and not just because of the country’s independence. It’s a great break from work in the middle of the summer, and people flock to their backyards to have parties and BBQs. However, when you look at the stats relating to these parties, you’ll see that they could easily cause a spike in DUI accidents. Here are a few interesting stats:

1. About 74 million backyard BBQs will happen.2. People are going to eat about 155 million hot dogs.3. Around 68 million cases of beer — not bottles or cans, but cases — are going to be sold.4. About 34.4 million people in America are going to drive in their cars on the Fourth.

The last two stats are very telling. The 68 million cases exceed the amount of beer sold on any other festive holidays, and that includes New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day. With 34.4 million people on the roads and that much beer being consumed, there’s only one inevitable result: A good number of those drivers are going to be under the influence.

The rest of the stats stay true to that trend. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more people are involved in fatal DUI accidents on the Fourth than any other day.

Have you lost a loved one to a drunk driver who was celebrating the holiday? When such a tragic situation strikes, it’s crucial to know what rights you have to seek out compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Source: Esurance, “DUI Statistics and the Fourth of July,” Ellen Hall, accessed July 01, 2016

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