Even if you are 100 percent sober, even if you have never taken a drink of alcohol in your life, you can still be involved in a drunk driving accident. It only takes one other drunk driver to cause an accident that results in serious injury or even death.
According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety program “SOS – Sober or Slammer,” in 2006 alone there were more than 1,000 alcohol and drug related accidents on South Carolina highways. As a result of these accidents, nearly 500 people were killed.
It is important to understand the impact alcohol has on driving:
– Alcohol can slow reaction time.
– Alcohol leads to poor judgment.
– Alcohol impairs a person’s ability to see clearly.
– Alcohol makes it difficult to concentrate and make the proper decisions.
If you are on the road and spot a drunk driver, keep your distance and then contact the authorities. This will ensure that you remain safe, while also helping get the person off the road before he or she causes an accident.
It doesn’t matter where you are driving or the time of the day, there is always the chance that an impaired driver could cause an accident.
At our law firm, we understand that people are often involved in an accident due to alcohol consumption. If you find yourself a victim in such an accident, it is essential to learn more about what happened. You also want to better understand your rights. For more information, visit our website. Our “Accidents Caused By Drunk Drivers” webpage can point you in the right direction.