Drinking and Driving (DUI) Alcohol Awareness Month

Drinking and Driving (DUI) Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Your risk of injury dramatically increases when you are under the influence of alcohol. Consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel of any type of vehicle is not only a serious crime but also a threat to the safety of you and those around you.  

Drinking while driving is a crime

If you are driving under the influence, you are breaking the law. This considered a criminal offense and you will be arrested if your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or greater. There is zero tolerance when it comes to driving under the influence.

Driving under the influence can risk your safety

Any consumption of alcohol can affect your ability to drive. Alcohol can influence your:

  • Reaction time
  • Coordination
  • Concentration
  • Judgment

You need all of the above skills in order to drive safely on the roads. Without them it would be very easy to get into an accident and injure yourself and those around you.

Drunk driving puts innocent lives at risk

Driving while intoxicated affects not just you, but all of those who are driving on the road around you. A study from 2017 reveals that almost 30 people a day in the United States die in drunk driving accidents. By getting behind the wheel, you are putting innocent lives at risk. Your decision could end up injuring or even killing someone

Alcohol Awareness Safety Tips

The simple solution is to never drive while under the influence. If you are drinking make sure you have a designated, sober driver or have another way to get home such as public transportation or a taxi service.

Make the roads a safer place for your family by committing to not drinking and driving. For more information on Alcohol Awareness Month and driving under the influence, head to roblevine.com. If you have been injured in an accident and need legal representation, call Rob Levine & Associates today.

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