Celebrate Cinco de Mayo responsibly; help prevent Arizona car accidents caused by drunk driving

The Arizona car accident attorneys at Abels & Annes urge everyone to enjoy Cinco de Mayo in a responsible manner and to do your part to stay safe and avoid drunk driving accidents.

As we reported this week on our Phoenix Injury Lawyer blog, 324 people were killed and more than 4,700 were injured in Arizona drunk driving accidents in 2008.

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the “fifth of May,” has grown in popularity in the United States in recent years and has become a celebration of Mexican heritage in much the same way that St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish culture. The holiday celebrates the May 5, 1862 victory of the Mexican army over French soldiers at the Battle of Puebla.

Authorities across Arizona and throughout the nation have announced increased patrols, beginning Wednesday and lasting through the weekend, in an effort to reduce the number of serious and fatal traffic accidents caused by drunk drivers.

The NHTSA provides the Hispanic Community with drunk driving prevention literature, available by clicking here.

English drunk-prevention programing is available by clicking here.

If you or a loved one is involved in an Arizona car accident, the Phoenix injury attorneys at Abels & Annes offer free and confidential appointments to discuss your rights. Call (602) 819-5191.