In the United States, a person gets in a drunk driving accident about every 53 minutes. In fact, drunk driving is the cause of almost one out of every three traffic deaths. Americans take an estimated 233 billion vehicle excursions and trips each year, and one in every 2,000 of these trips is being taken by a person under the influence of alcohol or drugs according to MADD.
If you find yourself in a position where you or your driver is intoxicated, make other arrangements to get home. Doing so may turn what could have been one of the worst decisions of your life into one of the best choices you've ever made.
While you can choose to be responsible, there's nothing you can do about another person other than try to stay out of their way and report a drunk driver to the local authorities.
Below are 9 tips to help you identify a possible drunk driver:
What if an accident occurs? Read these 5 tips on what to do if the drunk driver crashes into you or someone else.
A fatal drunk driving accident is tragic because the death could have been avoided had the driver made a better decision. Never let a friend convince you that they are okay to drive because they drank a lot of coffee or took a cold shower. Only time can help a person sober up.
In 2010, Colorado lost 110 people due to senseless drunk driving accidents. In 2011, this number rose to 161. No one is exempt from possibly becoming a victim of an intoxicated driver. Drive defensively and be aware at all times, especially when commuting late at night. And remember, reporting a drunk driver could possibly save someone's life!
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a drunk driving accident, contact Colorado's experienced drunk driving accident attorney, Mack Babcock for a free initial consultation. These are devastating and emotional situations and The Babcock Law Firm is passionately committed to helping you in any way we can.
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