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Utah Car Accident Attorney Agrees With NTSB Recommendations to Reduce Impaired Driving

September 5, 2016

 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued recommendations to reduce impaired driving, which has been a problem for years. If you or a loved one has been injured by an impaired driver, contact an auto accident attorney Salt Lake City can trust for help with your accident case.

 

According to NTSB, substance-impaired driving is the biggest killer on the roadway.  One-third of traffic deaths involve a substance-impaired driver, a fact that has remained unchanged for over 15 years. A Utah car accident attorney agrees that something needs to be done to get these tragic statistics to change.

 

The recommendations NTSB set forth focus on better alcohol testing, better drug testing, and identifying the “place of last drink.” This includes having states develop better blood alcohol concentration testing and reporting guidelines and agreeing on a common standard of practice for drug toxicology testing.

 

Additionally, NTSB would like states to collect more data about test results and where offenders were served their last drink to help determine if under-age or intoxicated patrons are being served. The board believes with additional data there can be better intervention and more lives saved.

 

If you have been injured in a car accident, don’t delay; contact a Utah car accident attorney today for help getting your case started.

 

Kevin R. Hansen and Kristina B. Otterstrom are injury lawyers at Shumway Van & Hansen and they always offer free consultations, which consultations can often times be scheduled within 24 hours.

 

 

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