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Sobering Truth about Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths this Cinco de Mayo

Any time alcohol is involved in a celebration, there’s the potential for a high number of alcohol-related traffic deaths. Being that Cinco de Mayo is on a Saturday this year, drinking violations jump more than 75% if it falls on the weekend, compared to 17% on a weekday.


If you are planning on going out and celebrating, be sure to have a designated driver or utilize a ca, Uber or Lyft. Karen Mertes has had her life dramatically affected by a drunk driver – don’t put some else’s life in danger because of negligence.

Karen Mertes Author

“As my life hung in the balance after a tragic car accident caused by a drunk driver, I promised to spend the rest of my life helping others if I were to survive. After my four year long litigation battle, my attorney husband and I  decided to write, “Plaintiff 101” to help other personal injury victims. Being involved in a life-changing car accident is devastating. You deserve to get your life back to normal, yet the justice system is not an easy one to navigate.  That’s what this book is for. To give you inside information and what your lawyer will want you to know in order to have a wining case.

Despite sustaining a traumatic brain injury from my accident, I am the founder and president of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances. Inspiring stories of people who have been helped can be found at www.fulfillyourdestiny.org under the Who We’ve Helped tab.

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How to Enjoy Cinco De Mayo Without a DUI

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 38 percent of traffic fatalities that have occured each year on or around May 5 are alcohol related.

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 6.21.11 PMIf you do need to drive – Enjoy drinks slowly and alternate with glasses of water. Stop drinking a few hours before driving, and make sure to eat food to soak up the alcohol in your stomach.

Ride sharing apps are all too common to still be driving home drunk. If you can’t afford a sober ride home, then throw a party at your own place or stay with a friend. Taking the risk of driving drunk isn’t worth your life or another’s.

Be mindful of other drivers. If you are the designated driver for the night, make sure that you are watching out for other drivers on the road. You never know if someone has decided to drive after having one too many and their vision and judgement is impaired.

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