Understanding the Consequences: The Realities of Drunk & Drugged Driving and How to Stay Safe

Man on a stretcher in road.

Drunk and drugged driving accidents are preventable, yet they still happen every day. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 13,384 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes in 2021 alone. This is why it's crucial to understand the consequences of drunk and drugged driving and take the necessary precautions to stay safe on the road. In this blog post, we'll provide you with the ultimate guide to avoiding drunk and drugged driving accidents.

Understand the Risks:

The first step in avoiding drunk and drugged driving accidents is to understand the risks. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs your judgment, slows your reaction time, and affects your vision and coordination. It's not just illegal but also dangerous and potentially deadly. Make sure to educate yourself on the risks of drunk and drugged driving.

Plan Ahead

If you plan on drinking or taking drugs, ensure you have a plan to get home safely. This could include designating a sober driver, using a ride-sharing service, or staying overnight. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

Be a Responsible Host

If you're hosting a party or event where alcohol or drugs will be served, be responsible. Provide non-alcoholic beverages and food, stop serving alcohol or drugs well before the end of the event, and offer to call a cab or ride-sharing service for guests who shouldn't drive.

Avoid Peer Pressure

Don't let peer pressure convince you to drink or take drugs and drive. If you feel uncomfortable, speak up and find a way to leave the situation safely.

Stay Alert

Finally, always stay alert on the road. Watch out for other drivers who may be impaired and report any suspicious behavior to the authorities. If you suspect someone is driving under the influence, stay a safe distance away and call 911.

Getting Legal Help After an Impaired Driving Crash

If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident in Washington State, seeking legal help is crucial to ensure your rights are protected. Attorney Preet Kode is here to guide you through the complexities of insurance claims and personal injury law and help you navigate the road to recovery.

Contact us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you.

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