Fox Business writer Susan Ladika reported that San Diego is ranked first among the nation’s major cities for DUI citations. The report is based on statistics from Insurance.com from November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2011. Furthermore, it is the second year in a row San Diego leads the list. However, confounding factors such as lack of public transportation and vigilance by local police could account for the high ranking. Peter Moraga, spokesman for the Insurance Information Network of California, speculates that California leads in DUI citations because it is a “car-centric state,” and law enforcement officials are “very attuned to the danger of driving under the influence.” Other factors such as tourists, visiting business people, people in the military, and young drivers contribute to the problem. According to the FBI there were 1.4 million DUI arrests in 2010.
Applicable California Law
For the law and other factors affecting DUI accidents in California see my prior Blog post UC San Diego Study On DUI Car Accidents Causing Serious Injury Or Fatalities.
The holidays and, in particular, New Years can be very dangerous for motorists due to impaired drivers on the road. Auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, or any accident involving DUI drivers often result in serious injuries or wrongful death. If you or a loved one are the victim of an intoxicated driver seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.