4th of July in Southeast Wisconsin

July 4, 1942

The Fourth of July parade is pictured as it passes over the Sixth Avenue bridge on July 4, 1942. This is the U. S. Navy detachment of the Coast Guard, the Navy Club.

A Message from Cafferty & Scheidegger

As the 4th of July approaches, Southeast Wisconsin eagerly anticipates celebrating the birth of our nation. At Cafferty & Scheidegger Law Office, we understand the importance of this holiday and the joy it brings. As criminal defense attorneys, we also want to emphasize the significance of celebrating responsibly, particularly when it comes to the issue of drinking and driving. We urge our community to prioritize safety and offer positive alternatives for celebrating the 4th of July with friends, family, and loved ones while leaving your car at home.

Understanding the Meaning of Independence Day:

Let’s take a moment to remember why we observe the 4th of July. Independence Day commemorates the day when the United States declared its independence from British rule, paving the way for the formation of our great nation. It is a time to reflect on the values of freedom, liberty, and unity that our country holds dear.

Wisconsin’s rich history also plays a role in the state’s Fourth of July celebrations. The state has strong ties to the American Revolution, with many residents having ancestors who fought for independence. Additionally, Wisconsin became a state on May 29, 1848, further emphasizing its connection to the values of liberty and freedom.

Overall, the Fourth of July holds great significance in Wisconsin, just as it does throughout the United States. It is a time for people to come together, express patriotism, and honor the country’s history and the principles it was founded upon.

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving:

Drinking and driving is a serious offense (OWI) that not only puts the lives of the driver at risk but also endangers the lives of innocent people on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol-related accidents are more prevalent during holidays, including the 4th of July. These accidents can result in severe injuries, loss of life, and devastating legal consequences.

Promoting Responsible Celebrations:

At Cafferty & Scheidegger Law Office, we believe in promoting responsible celebrations. We encourage everyone to have a great time during the 4th of July festivities, but it is equally important to make responsible choices to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Here are a few suggestions to consider:

  1. Plan Ahead:

Before heading out for the celebrations, make a plan for transportation. If you intend to consume alcohol, decide in advance how you will get home safely. This simple step can prevent the temptation to drive under the influence and ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. Car-Sharing Services:

Utilize car-sharing services like Uber or Lyft as a safe and convenient alternative to driving. These services are widely available in Southeast Wisconsin, and their affordability makes them an attractive option. By using these services, you can enjoy your celebrations without worrying about the potential dangers of driving impaired.

  1. Designated Driver:

If you have a friend or family member who abstains from drinking, consider asking them to be the designated driver for the evening. This person will take on the responsibility of ensuring everyone’s safety by providing a sober ride home.

4. Party Hosts:

If you’re organizing a gathering or hosting a party, take a proactive role in supporting a safe celebration. Encourage your guests to make responsible transportation arrangements and provide information about local car-sharing services and public transportation options.

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our freedom and the values that make our country great. However, we must not forget our responsibility to keep ourselves and our community safe. At Cafferty & Scheidegger, we advise against drinking and driving, especially during this festive time. By planning ahead, using car-sharing services, and leaving our vehicles at home, we can ensure a memorable and safe 4th of July celebration for everyone. Let us come together as a community and celebrate responsibly, keeping the roads free from the dangers of impaired driving.

Remember, your choices matter. Celebrate responsibly, and have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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