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December 19, 2014 13:30 ET

Oswalt Law Group Offers Advice for Holiday Driving Safety

The Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix, Arizona, Provides Advice for Safe Holiday Driving During This Time of Year; With So Many DUIs and Accidents Around the Holidays, the Oswalt Law Group Wants to Help Drivers Make Good Choices and Avoid Accidents and Other Problems

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2014) - The Oswalt Law Group has been representing those charged with DUI and other crimes in the Phoenix area for many years. Now, this team of attorneys offers some advice about staying safe on the roads during the holidays.

The holidays can be a dangerous time of year for drivers and passengers. More people are traveling during this time than during other months and more drivers may be drinking before getting behind the wheel. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation at http://www.azdot.gov/docs/default-source/mvd-services/12crashfacts.pdf?sfvrsn=2, there were 821 fatal crashes in Arizona during 2012, the last year for which data is available; this means that on average 68 people, or more than two per day, were killed in traffic accidents that year. However, while it is simple to think in terms of averages, many of these collisions actually took place during the period between Thanksgiving and the New Year. In fact, 11 people were killed on Thanksgiving Day alone that year, while another four lost their lives on Christmas Day. The previous New Year's Day, January 1, 2012, saw a total of 14 deaths on Arizona highways.

The Oswalt Law Group offers the following advice on safe holiday driving: "One of the most common reasons for fatal crashes is driver error. Drivers who have been drinking are not as likely to respond quickly to dangers on the road. Be sure if you are going to drink that you choose a designated driver or call a cab from your holiday parties. Additionally, be aware that drivers on the road during the holidays are often distracted and drive defensively."

For those who find themselves charged with DUI, the Oswalt Law Group offers professional representation and service. Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation, so it is very important to have the support of an experienced DUI attorney when charged with this offense.

The Oswalt Law Group encourages everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season.

About Oswalt Law Group: Oswalt Law Group is a law firm dedicated to providing the best in criminal defense representation in the Phoenix area.

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