Drunk driving continues to pose a serious safety threat to everyone using Indiana’s roads. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 221 motorists have lost their lives in Indiana each year throughout the past decade because of drivers who are operating while under the influence of alcohol.
Our Indiana drunk driving lawyers at Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers point out that one Evansville family is working to raise awareness about the problem of drunk driving in Indiana by working to have an anti-operating while intoxicated (OWI) license plate for vehicles. The family is pushing for the license plates after the loss of a 15-year-old loved one to an accident caused by a drunk driver.
According to an article from 14 News, the teen was killed when a drunk driver struck him along University Parkway earlier this year. The family created Logan’s Promise to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and have collected more than 1,000 signatures through the organization as a means to petition the state to create an anti-drunk driving license plate.
If the license plate is approved, it could be the first of its kind in the state.
At Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers, we applaud the efforts being made to combat drunk driving in Indiana and our Evansville car accident lawyers support initiatives that help keep drunk drivers off the road.