Twenty-four percent of all fatal car crashes in Connecticut last year involved drivers with blood alcohol levels above the legal limit.
Sixteen percent of the total fatal crashes involved drivers driving with blood-alcohol levels at twice the legal limit or more.
How can we end this senseless carnage on our roads?
Some traffic safety experts believe self-driving cars are the answer. They envision a day when onboard technology will be able to detect an intoxicated driver allowing the car to take over the job of driving.
But is that hope realistic?
Hard to know. But it is certainly problematic.
All self-driving cars currently allow drivers to retake control of the vehicle should circumstances warrant. How would that work with a drunk driver?
And do intoxicated drivers have any right to override the technology?
And another question… should this new technology be made mandatory in all new vehicles – or simply optional?
These are all important questions for Connecticut and the nation.
One thing is clear… someone in America is killed by a drunk driver every 51 minutes, every single day.
You read that correctly… EVERY SINGLE DAY.
We must not stop looking for solutions to this tragic problem until a solution is found.
If you or a loved one are ever injured as pedestrians, cyclists, drivers or passengers in a collision with a drunk driver in Connecticut, know that the Connecticut car accident lawyers at RisCassi & Davis have been assisting people like you who’ve been injured in accidents for over 60 years. And we have received both state and national recognition for our work in this area. If you are ever injured in an accident of any kind and would like a free consultation with one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers, please contact us. There is no obligation.