A recently released report from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation indicates that in 2014, traffic fatalities were at a record low across the state compared to previous years. According to spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Rich Kirkpatrick, that in 2014 there were 1,195 traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania last year. This drop in fatalities is the sharpest drop since records began being kept in 1928.
The goal nationwide is to have zero fatalities on the road. Because of this, both federal and state governments are investing a great deal of money in someday realizing that goal.
Kirkpatrick attributes this to programs such as public service safety messages and DUI enforcement. The money being spent on these programs appears to be paying off since DUI fatalities and fatalities where seatbelts were not in use are down significantly.
No matter where or how an accident happens, one involving the charge of DUI can be very serious – especially when you are the one who is facing a potential conviction. All of that can leave you with heavy fines, higher insurance rates and jail time as a consequence. If you are facing a DUI charge, you need to have an attorney who can defend you.
Steven E. Kellis has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in DUI cases. Even if you are currently in jail, Mr. Kellis will come to you to discuss the charges against you.
If you or a loved one is facing the charge of DUI, call the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call for a free consultation and legal analysis today.