In an effort to reduce the number of fatalities and accidents caused by drunk drivers in South Carolina this upcoming holiday season, the state’s attorney general has announced a partnership with Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving intended to raise awareness and promote safe ride options.
The state’s Smart Choice program is intended to provide and spread information regarding safe transportation options for individuals who will be drinking this holiday season. In a news conference held at the Statehouse in Columbia, Attorney Alan Wilson spoke of his meetings with people from the “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” (MADD) program and from Uber Technologies in which all parties discussed ways to encourage drinkers to stay safe this season. Attorney Wilson is hoping that the partnership will help curb accidents caused by drunken drivers in the state, as South Carolina currently ranks ninth in drunk-driving related deaths in the United States.
The lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia work for people who have been victims of drunk driving accidents. If you are dealing with the aftermath of an accident caused by a negligent driver, contact us today by calling (803) 350-9230 to discuss your legal options.