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When is Drinking and Driving Most Common?
We, as a society, are very exposed to drinking and driving. We are taught about it when we take driving courses and are warned not to do it. We see accidents in the news that remind us not to do it. We see advertising that tells us not to do it. Still, though, these accidents occur, and many of us are left wondering how these accidents can continue to happen when there are so many opportunities to remind us not to do them.
Drunk driving accidents occur every day, but they increase in frequency on holidays such as Labor Day, the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and the holiday season starting in November and ending after New Year’s. To those who do not commit this crime, it simply does not make sense as to why others decide to perform this dangerous and selfish act. Still, those who do drink and drive do it for a variety of reasons, which, to them, seem reasonable and to make sense, and ultimately be an appropriate decision to make. This is an act that will often end in an accident and injuries, and in some cases, death. Ultimately, drunk driving is an act that will end with damages, injuries, and, in many cases, a trip to the courts to face a personal injury lawyer and the innocent person who was injured in the accident.
Some Reasons Why Drivers Drink and Drive
When someone drives while drunk, they are being hazardous on the road, allowing for a higher possibility of accidents to occur. Some of the reasons drivers decide to drive while drunk include:
For “ease”: For many offenders, it seems easier to simply get in a car and drive drunk rather than look for an alternative way to get home. This is, of course, a lazy reason to give. Today, there are many ride-sharing choices available to get people home, along with many incentives for people to bring designated drivers out with them (free food for designated drivers, coupons for designated drivers, etc.). In reality, choosing to drive while drunk without looking for an alternative option is not easy; it’s lazy.
Thinking they have a tolerance: Many people who drink consistently will build up a “tolerance,” which makes them not feel as drunk as they really are. Due to this, many people will think that they are alright to drive because they “don’t feel drunk.” In reality, you can still be legally drunk even though you don’t feel drunk, and you can still cause an accident due to your intoxicated state. If you are planning on drinking while you are out, have a designated driver or a ride home planned for the evening.
Ignorance or pride: For some people, driving drunk is a bit of a game. To drive drunk and not get caught becomes a bragging right for some, which encourages others to do the same to show how much they can get away with. These actions will simply lead to an accident and the possible deaths of others. Driving drunk is not a skill and it’s nothing to brag about. If you drive drunk, you are committing a crime, one that can hurt many people.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Texas
Drunk driving is a crime that is easily avoided, yet is committed often. If you were injured due to the actions of someone who drove while drunk, you need to speak with personal injury lawyers who can help you. At the offices of DeHoyos & Connolly, PLLC, we can provide you with the legal team you need to help you win your injury case to get you the compensation you need to heal and move on. Call our office today to see how we can assist you at (832) 767-3568.