Drunk driving continues to be a problem in the State of Illinois. However, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) is giving the state high accolades for all of the changes that have been made in an effort to decrease the number of drunk drivers on our roads.
Every year, M.A.D.D. issues an annual report, and this year Illinois received a five-star rating, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website. One of the key reasons for the high rating was put into place last summer when the state started to require that all convicted drunk drivers install special cameras in their vehicles. These cameras are equipped with a device that can test blood alcohol levels.
The M.A.D.D. organization monitors courtrooms all around the country to ensure that drunk drivers are convicted. However, ensuring that justice is served begins with the victim.
As your St. Louis personal injury lawyer, we want to remind you how important it is for you to seek legal counsel if you or someone you love is injured or killed by a drunk driver. Even though we have made great strides in fighting drunk driving in Illinois, there is still so much more that must be done. You deserve to be compensated for your losses and your injuries, and a qualified St. Louis personal injury lawyer will make sure that you are.