Drunk driving is still a major problem in the US, despite the ongoing efforts of organizations like MADD, and the continual flow of public education and campaigning against such terrible, life-threatening actions. And although it may have been overshadowed by its even more devious and devastating cousin—distracted driving, far too many are still willing to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or prescription or illegal drugs.
Even for those who attempt to manage the amounts they may be drinking it can be difficult to gauge exactly where blood-alcohol levels are without a technical device. Just assuming they feel okay does not mean they may not blow over .08 percent in a Breathalyzer test, resulting in a DUI—or worse, having a crash and killing or harming someone even before getting to that point.
One of the scariest issues about alcohol is that it changes the functioning of the brain, causing someone who may normally be completely on the ball and responsible to become just the opposite when they decide it is time to drive home from a bar or party while intoxicated or take off to go somewhere else. The effects of alcohol are so strong that they can cause an otherwise socially conscious person to get behind the wheel and endanger the lives of others.
When you consider that, it is stunning to see the terrible effects drinking can have on those who may not only be considering driving, but who may do so all the time; in fact, studies show that before being arrested for a DUI, most motorists willing to take that chance have already done so at least 80 times previously.
Along with driving under the influence, many of the other classic causes for accidents still reign over the highways too from inexperienced drivers having crashes to reckless drivers who may ignore traffic signs and signals—simply because they don’t apply to them—to speeding, driving while drowsy, or driving while angry. If you are not in tiptop shape and cannot offer one hundred percent of your attention to the task of driving, the rules are as simple as this: do not drive. If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others, please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.
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