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.
For one reason or another, there are people who think it is okay to drink and drive. There are also those who make this mistake one time and end up paying for it dearly.
Drunk driving remains a problem in North Carolina, as well as every other state. Despite the risk of serious consequences, many people continue to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink.
There are several things you should know if you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in North Carolina. Our state takes a dim view towards operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol. In addition to criminal prosecution, drunk drivers can also be held liable in civil court for the injuries that they may have caused to others.
North Carolina citizens beware. The state's Department of Transportation and the Governor's Highway Safety Patrol Program is planning to step-up its drunk driving enforcement through July 6 with the "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Independence Day is the perfect time to celebrate our country's freedom, but be forewarned that law enforcement officials will be watching the roads with extra vigilant attention.
One of the nation's leading causes of personal injury or death is car accidents involving alcohol, especially during the summer months. As June is National Safety Month, it's a good time to think about improving driver safety, and a good way to do this is by not taking the wheel while impaired.