In New York State slightly more than 30% of the fatal crashes involve alcohol. Though, there is an eye-opening stat that involves minors drinking and driving. How many minors were arrested for DWIs?

More than 5,000 drivers under age 21 were arrested for DWI last year; over 8 percent of all such arrests", according to the New York State website.


In 2021, over 13,384 people lost their lives due to alcohol-related driving traffic incidents in the U.S. Sadly, this was a 14% increase from 2020.
• Even a small amount of alcohol can affect driving ability. In 2020, there were 2,041 people killed in alcohol-related crashes where a driver had a BAC of .01 to .07 g/dL. Learn more about the effects and levels of BAC.
• In New York State slightly more than 30% of the fatal crashes are alcohol related.
• Nationally, over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died each year in drunk driving crashes the week between Christmas and New Year’s", according to

Obviously, the holidays are upon us and many are reminding us the importance of not drinking and driving. It is obviously something that we all know we SHOULD not do, but here are some really eye-opening numbers of how many accidents occur because of alcohol. There should be no excuse considering that all states have ride sharing now, which makes getting a ride much more accessible that in previous years.

If you are going out on New Year's Eve, William Mattar, the local, popular lawyer, with one of the most catchy jingles/slogans on TV, is hooking you up again with a discount on your ride home on New Year's Eve. I have met Mattar a few times over the years and he really is a great guy.

How do I get the Uber ride home on New Year's Eve? How do you get William Mattar's code for an Uber in Buffalo?

  • Only 1,000 people who register will get a code
  • You have to sign up.
  • The code will come via Uber to your email.
  • You have to open the email and use your discount when you call for an Uber ride on New Year's Eve.
  • The discount is only good for New Year's Eve starting at 8 PM and expires at 8 AM on New Year's Day.
  • You must be picked up in New York State and the destination must be in New York State.

It only should take you 30 second to register and you can do so here.

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