Drunk driving is never okay and is responsible for countless injuries,
accidents, and fatalities every year. The FBI estimates that approximately
300,000 people drive drunk daily, but law enforcement arrests fewer than
4,000. U.S. laws are designed to seek justice for these accidents and
punish drunk drivers, but the courts may not provide the financial compensation
Unfortunately, the number of drunk drivers increases during holidays, including
Cinco de Mayo. This Cinco de Mayo, watch out for potentially intoxicated
drivers and report any motorists who seem impaired. Spotting a drunk driver
could save your life.
How to Identify a Drunk Driver
Cinco de Mayo increases your chances of being in a car accident even if
you don’t plan on drinking. Remember: Others will go out, so be
prepared to watch out for drunk drivers.
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) identifies these tell-tale signs of
- Driving at night with headlights off
- Driver 10 mph (or more) under the speed limit
- Swerving, zig-zagging, or driving in the wrong lane
- Responding slowly to stop lights, stop sings, etc.
- Making sudden or illegal turns
- Drifting over the center line into the wrong lane
- Signaling with the wrong turn signal
- Driving too closely to other cars (tailgating)
- Braking suddenly or stopping without cause
How to Prevent Drunk Driving this Holiday
Cinco de Mayo is a significant holiday for many people, especially young
adults. If you plan to go out and celebrate, make sure you’re prepared to
avoid drunk driving. The best way to prevent a DUI is to have a plan. Before you celebrate,
ask a friend if he / she will be available to driver you home or plan
on taking a cab or public transit.
If you notice a friend who is intoxicated, do not allow him / her to drive.
If possible, ask your friend to give you his / her keys.
At Habbas & Associates, we are committed to helping victims of DUI
accidents seek the money they need and deserve for medical expenses, missed
wages, and noneconomic damages. To see what our law firm can do for you,
contact us now.