There are many factors that can lead to car accidents. Sometimes it is dangerous weather conditions or distracted driving. Other times a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Sadly, drunk driving is still a big problem in the state of Louisiana. As another holiday season begins, it is important to highlight this issue and remind drivers to designate another person to drive when alcohol is consumed.
Louisiana law states that a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher renders a driver too drunk to drive. To date, over 33 percent of all traffic deaths in our state have been caused by drunk driving fatalities. Car crashes that have involved blood alcohol levels of .01 percent or higher have occurred over 3,000 times. This statistic proves that even when not legally intoxicated, alcohol consumption can lead to impaired driving which can result in injury to the driver and anyone else on the road.