Sip Safely: Don’t Drink and Drive on New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights for parties during the entire calendar year. Instead of going out with a bang, unfortunately, some drivers will be going to jail for driving while intoxicated.
Drunk driving is a choice. This New Year’s Eve, make a responsible choice if you plan to drink alcohol. While you are arranging dinner reservations and plans for a big night out, make transportation arrangements, as well.
Even if you are responsible and secure a safe ride, other drivers may not return the favor. You should be very aware of your surroundings when traveling on New Year’s Eve. You need to know whether the driver you hired is sober and whether other drivers on the road are sober. Don’t be afraid to ask your driver whether he has been drinking. Also, look for erratic driving behavior and keep a safe distance from other vehicles if you suspect that another driver is under the influence.
If you or someone you know is involved in an auto accident with a drunk driver, contact a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential case.