Maybe you've already seen the sign if you've been driving down eastbound Highway 24 between Davis Road and Blue Mills Road in Independence, Missouri. If not, keep your eyes peeled because you can't miss it. It reads, "Drunk Driving Victim! LBR 10/09 Think About IT!"
The sign, which honors a 16 year-old girl who was killed last Halloween in a drunk driving accident, could be a startling wake up call for potential Kansas City drunk drivers. And it should be.
The experienced Kansas City Drunk Driving and Accident Attorneys at Roswold Law Group agree that its time to shake things up. We've recently brought you blogs repeat DUI offenders, which you can read about in our Drinking and Driving Accident Blog. Lawmakers are working hard to make it harder on repeat offenders but it isn't enough. Mistakes happen but drinking and driving mistakes often lead to servere injury accidents and fatalities. Wake up Kansas City. If you're drinking, don't driving.
Next time you are planning on drinking and driving, make sure you plan ahead and designate a driver or find another ride home, whether it be a taxi, a friend or a family member you can call. You may think you are okay to drive, but one fatal mistake on the road could mean the loss of your life or someone else if you are involved in an accident. Plan ahead. Think smart and arrive alive. Your friends and family would rather get a call waking them up in the middle of the night to pick you up than to come identify your body.
Have You Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?
If you've been injured by a drunk driver you need to speak with an experienced drunk driving victim attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.