Driving a motor vehicle can be dangerous when a person is sober. If you add alcohol into the equation, things can quickly take a turn for the worse.
In the state of South Carolina, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater. Even so, there are people who drink and drive, thinking they have the ability to do so.
As noted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol related accidents kill many people every day.
Here are some of the many effects of alcohol on driving:
- Alcohol slows your ability to react quickly.
- Alcohol causes poor judgment.
- Alcohol limits a person's ability to make the right decisions.
- Alcohol impairs eyesight.
There are people who continually drive under the influence of alcohol, never being involved in an accident. This is what makes them believe they can do so in the future. But remember, it only takes one poor decision to cause an accident.
If you recognize a drunk driver on the road, keep your distance to ensure your safety. Also, don't hesitate to contact the authorities. This could save somebody's life.
No matter how hard you try to remain safe on the road, a drunk driver could involve you in an accident. If you are injured in a drunk driving collision, you should receive immediate medical attention. From there, it is time to consider your legal rights.
Our website is a top resource for information on South Carolina DUI accidents. Visit our "Accidents Caused By Drunk Drivers" webpage to learn more.