Memorial Day means the start to the summer season and kicks off months of barbecues, parties, and visits with family and friends. The national holiday intended to commemorate those who fought for our freedoms also means time off and relaxation.
This Memorial Day, whether you are going camping, throwing a backyard barbecue, or visiting loved ones, be wary of drunk drivers on the road and don’t forget to celebrate responsibly. For many of us, Memorial Day will involve consuming alcoholic beverages. This upcoming holiday weekend, make sure you don’t drink and drive and remember the risk of drunk drivers when sharing the road.
If you are drinking, please be responsible. Choose a designated driver before you go out or plan to call a taxi. If you are out on the road be aware of other vehicles to avoid potentially drunk drivers. Law enforcement officials say there are several signs associated with drunk driving:
Making wide turns
Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line
Almost striking an object or vehicle
Driving on the wrong side of the road
Driving at a very slow speed
Stopping without cause
Responding slowly to traffic signals
Turning abruptly or illegally
Driving after dark with headlights off
Keeping these things in mind can help you avoid a dangerous situation. Unfortunately, we are not always able to avoid recklessness. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Personal injury attorney, Eric Milles has extensive experience representing individuals who have been impacted by drunk driving collisions. At Milles Law, we understand the tragedies faced by victims and are dedicated to raising awareness to prevent future injuries and accidents.
If you are victim of an auto accident and face personal injury, let Milles Law help you. Contact us toll free at (855) 553-3310. Your Rights. Your Lawyer.