When it comes to alcohol and driving, most people realize the need to avoid drinking and driving. Even if you have never been cited for a DUI or DWI, you likely know someone whose life has been affected by a drunk driver. Unfortunately, this knowledge is often forgotten in the moment of deciding whether or not to drive after drinking, especially if it was only a small amount of alcohol. The holidays are a time of celebration, but whether you are toasting to the new year or sharing a seasonal eggnog with an old friend, there are some things about alcohol's effects on drivers that you need to keep in mind during this time of year.
In today's age, more underage individuals than ever before are drinking alcohol. While this doesn't seem like a big deal to the people who are breaking the law, they will realize one day that it was a big mistake.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a drunk driving accident? For example, a person struck your vehicle and was later found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.
Residents driving on North Carolina roads early on a Sunday morning might expect to see little traffic and most drivers certainly don't expect to have a life-threatening experience as the sun comes up. But that's what happened to a 41-year-old North Carolina woman who was driving at around 6:00 a.m. on Nov. 15.
A woman was killed in a car accident in Fairview, and two other people in the accident—the driver and another passenger—were injured. The woman who passed away was 37 years old. Now, as they investigate the crash, the authorities are saying that they believe alcohol was at least part of the reason for the accident.
It doesn't matter what type of car you are driving. It doesn't matter if you are operating the motor vehicle or a passenger. If you are involved in an accident, regardless of the circumstances, nothing changes the fact that a head and/or neck injury could occur.
No matter how many laws are in place, there will always be people who drink and drive. Some people know they are drunk when they get behind the wheel. Others don't understand that they had too much to drink.
The primary cause of a drunk driving accident is simple to understand: a person got behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after having too much to drink.
Accidents on highways and interstates can be some of the most serious because of the high speeds and congested traffic on these roads. Work Zone Awareness Week is meant to help bring attention to accidents that happen around areas where Departing of Transportation employees are working.
With so many people on the road at every time of the day, there is always the chance that one or more is operating their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.