Impaired Driving Increases on Holidays
With Halloween right around the corner, the season of fall and winter holidays is approaching. While everyone wants to enjoy these holidays with family and friends as much as possible, there are also unique risks that come with holidays, and one of these is drunk driving accidents.
People like to attend holiday parties and other gatherings that can involve drinking alcohol. After a night of festivity,it is far too common for people to try to drive home. Police agencies often increase patrols and enforcement efforts on holidays, but they cannot stop every drunk driver on the road. Unfortunately, this often means the number of drunk driving accidents increases on Halloween and other holidays.
The Risks of Impaired Driving
We should all know how dangerous impaired driving can be. However, some people disregard these risks and get behind the wheel when they are intoxicated. Alcohol impairment can impact many faculties,including the ability to:
- React to obstacles or traffic
- Stay aware of surroundings and other vehicles
- Know where you are going
- Stay awake
- Have clear vision
- Use proper judgment
Drunk drivers can cause many accidents by running red lights, not stopping when needed, wrong-way driving, swerving from a lane, and more.
If a drunk driver causes a crash, they can be arrested and face criminal charges and penalties. However, injured crash victims should take legal action to ensure the driver is held liable for their medical bills and other losses.
Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers in Casselberry Today
The law firm of Quattrochi & Torres hopes that you have an enjoyable holiday season from Halloween through the New Year. However, if a drunk driver injures you or someone in your family, you should not hesitate to call a Casselberry car accident attorney. Contactus online or call 407.452.4918 for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.