Facebook For Drunk Drivers

Written by greg on January 18, 2012

Intoxicated driving is a regular topic of this blog. We have discussed it from just about every point of view – but today’s topic is a different take on drunk driving than we have ever considered before.

A local mother lost her daughter to a drunk driver several years ago – and another youth was also killed. This woman has chosen to bring the cause of ‘drunk driving’ to the public’s attention by creating a Facebook page on which she regularly posts photos and other relative information that highlights people who have been arrested for ‘drunk driving’ within her county along. Strangers to the site will probably be shocked to find that there are approximately 600 people on the page – including a police officer, attorney and other average citizens.

The site is meant to be a tribute to her daughter as well as a blatant reminder that drunk driving is a huge problem in her county. It is mind boggling to imagine the number of arrests multiplied by all of the counties within the state of Texas alone – and then across the country. There are literally thousands of people stopped an detained each day for suspected DUIs – representing a huge potential for catastrophic injuries and deaths that may have been averted in each instance.

If you believe that someone is drinking and driving – contact your local law enforcement – and allow them to take it from there. Don’t be a statistic and do not ride drunk.

Finally, this story is a wonderful example of the positive role social media can play in people’s lives and how a tragedy can turn out to help prevent future loss of life.

Another way you can help the fight against getting injured by a drunk driver is to join MADD. MADD has a local, state and national presence and is a leader in the fight to make our communities safer from drinking drivers.

Greg Baumgartner is a Houston personal injury lawyer and the founder of the Baumgartner law firm, which is dedicated to helping personal injury victims seek civil justice. If you would like to speak with a Houston injury lawyer call the Baumgartner firm.

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