Georgia State Patrol Affirms that Sobriety Checkpoints Work
In the aftermath of the U.S. Senate prohibition on cell phone applications that alert drivers of sobriety checkpoints, many state agencies are reflecting on the effectiveness of said checkpoints, according to Times-Georgian.com. Georgia law enforcement officers in Carroll County maintain that the checkpoints do work despite concerns of cost-effectiveness and cell phone app deterrents.
Georgia State Patrol officials say that the main goal of establishing a sobriety checkpoint is to catch people violating the DUI and open container laws, but also to send a message to other people who may drink and drive. Regardless of the number of drunk drivers caught at a checkpoint, even if is only two, dangerous drivers are removed from the road, possibly saving lives.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 331 people were killed in Georgia drunk driving accidents in 2009. Although sobriety checkpoints do help increase road safety, drunk driving accidents still occur and oftentimes result in serious injury to other motorists. There are various factors that can identify a driver as negligent and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of them. Negligent drivers that cause injury as a result of their actions can be held liable for costs associated with a victim’s injuries. Speaking with a knowledgeable Georgia auto accident attorney can ensure that your legal rights as an auto accident victim are protected.
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