On average 27 people die each day due to drunk driving, but from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve this number increases to over 40 people a day. Between traveling to visit family and friends, shopping for gifts, and heading to holiday parties, there are more people on the road during this time. There are also more parties and celebrations with plenty of holiday cheer in the bottom of bottles and glasses. It creates the perfect storm for impaired driving and its fatal consequences.
Historically, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve have been known as the most dangerous holidays to drive, making December the obvious choice for Impaired Driving Awareness month. Celebrating the holidays is a great way to make memories with friends and family. In this month’s Affinity newsletter, Katie Fox shares what you can do to celebrate responsibly.
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MBLB’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.
MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, Dan Sullivan and Simone Yoder, Associates Tyler Loga and Taylor Tran and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.
Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.
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