It’s not ok to get behind the wheel after you have been drinking. No matter if you are by yourself, or accompanied by others. There is always a better idea, a better way to get where needed. Driving drunk not only can harm yourself but others that are on the roadways during the time of motor vehicle operation. On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest (Centers for Disease Control, 2011). What a terrible statistic but it shows how often this act of drunk driving occurs.
TOTAL TRAFFIC AND ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED CRASH FATALITIES, 1985-2014
(1) Alcohol-impaired driving crashes are crashes that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or above, the legal definition of drunk driving.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Although the numbers are decreasing, no person on the roadways are safe when it comes to drunk drivers around them. Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. That equates to 27 people every day (NHTSA, 2014). If this negligent act has occurred in your life, know what to do, please call Tad Morlan and get the legal rights you deserve. He will fight by your side until justice is served.
Remember when you and your friends have had a fun time of drinking, call for a sober driver to arrange to drive you where you need to go next:
Substitute Drivers 417-883-1900
Safe Rides LLC 417-234-8995
Springfield Yellow Cab Company 417-862-5511
All Around Cab Co. 417-536-3333
AB Taxi Service LLC 417-860-0420