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12th Annual Arrive Alive Creative Contest

First place winners in the Arrive Alive Creative Contest receive a new laptop computer, second and third-place winners a new iPad, and everyone who enters the contest wins fun prizes from the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

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This year's deadline is May 11, 2018

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Drinking & Driving

Alcohol is illegal for those under the age of 21, yet many minors drink regularly. How minors get alcohol and where they consume it is an ongoing discussion and debate. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, we see firsthand the tragedy that comes with drinking and driving.

According to studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 41 percent of all traffic fatalities involve alcohol. In 2008, nearly 12,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents with approximately 1.5 million drivers arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

For teenagers between the ages 15-20, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death, with drunk driving responsible for nearly one in every four accidents. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that approximately 5,000 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related injuries each year, or roughly one teen killed every hour.

The Arrive Alive Creative Contest was created to help put an end to teenage drinking and driving. If teenagers make the decision to "Stay Safe and Arrive," injuries and fatalities caused by drunk driving will be prevented.

Here are some statistics that should be sobering enough to help people of all ages "Stay Safe and Arrive Alive!":

  • Underage alcohol use is more likely to kill minors than all illegal drugs combined.
  • An estimated three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives.
  • A first time drunk driving offender on average has driven drunk 87 times prior to being arrested.
  • The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $50 billion.
  • An estimated 75% of all drunk drivers killed in accidents in 2008 weren't wearing seat belts.
  • Drunk drivers who were over the legal limit when they died in 2008 were eight times more likely to have been previously convicted for drunk driving.

Teenagers have their whole lives ahead of them.  Don’t be a statistic.

“Stay Safe and Arrive Alive!”