Tag Archives: drinking and driving

Practice Safe Driving this Memorial Day Weekend

With a three-day weekend in store for most, day drinking is prominent. Feeling invincible behind the wheel while intoxicated puts everyone at risk – those in the vehicle and others on the road. There’s no harm in drinking while celebrating but once you start to put other’s lives in danger, it becomes a serious problem. Even if you’ll be one of the designated drivers, it is detrimental to be aware of drunk drivers on the road with you. Here’s what to look for —

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
  • Braking erratically
  • Responding slowly to traffic signals
  • Turning abruptly or illegally
  • Driving after dark with headlights off

dont-drink-driveKeeping these things in mind can help you avoid a dangerous situation. If you spot what you think is an impaired driver, keep a safe distance and call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to stop the vehicle yourself.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Be Aware of These Summer Dangers

Drinking and driving usually occurs on holidays, weekends and evenings – but now that summer is here and we are near beaches, day drinking becomes another danger for those on and off the roads. College students are home for break and tourists begin to flock to the beaches. Day drinking is a common theme among beach goers – here are two serious dangers that you may encounter while day drinking in the sun.

Day drinking puts you at a higher risk of becoming dehydrated

Mixing alcohol with sun exposure will leads to a higher risk of becoming dehydrated which means sunburn, possible disorientation and lower tolerance of alcohol. Make sure when you’re day drinking to drink a glass of water after every alcoholic drink.

drink

Operating a boat while intoxicated could be just as dangerous as drinking and driving

Heavy drinking can interfere with your balance, coordination and overall thought processes. In tragic news stories that involve boat crashes and people falling overboard and drowning, many of them have to do with alcohol consumption.

If you plan on day drinking on the beach, make sure you either have a sober ride home and/or a designated driver for your boat or jet ski. Whether its your vacation or just a day at the beach, alcohol is not to be taken lightly.  Warn your teens, college students and friends about the dangers of mixing alcohol with the sun.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Three Myths on How to Beat a Breathalyzer Test

When it comes to drinking, driving should never be an option. Before you get behind the wheel after a few drinks and think you have some hacks to beat a breathalyzer test – think again. Here are three debunked myths on how to beat a breathalyzer test —

Myth: When it comes to penalties, it’s better to not submit to a breathalyzer

Fact: Most states have what’s called an ‘Implied Consent’ law. That means by accepting a drivers license in your state, you agree to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test if a police officer suspects you of drinking and driving. If you refuse to submit to the breathalyzer, you could receive an additional charge and still lose your drivers license or be required to install an ignition interlock device.

Myth: Hyperventilating before you submit to a breathalyzer will affect your results and give you a lower blood alcohol concentration (BAC)

Fact: It’s impossible to alter the reading of a breathalyzer by breathing in a different way, just like hyperventilating before you breath into an ignition interlock will affect whether you pass or fail.

Myth: After I sleep off the alcohol, I’ll be OK to drive

Fact: If you drink approximately 5 drinks all in a row and you fall asleep for 5 hours, when you wake up you would most likely still blow over the legal limit on a breathalyzer. Why? You’d have to wait 10 hours to fully metabolize 5 alcohol drinks, so going to sleep is no guarantee you won’t be drunk when you wake up.

Check out the rest of the myths on drunk driving debunked here!


For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

Blank white book w/path

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Tips on How to Handle Stress

Being that April is National Stress Awareness month, it is helpful to find ways to cope with stressful situation before things boil over. Especially if you are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, going through a personal injury litigation or just having a tough time with a partner – handling stress as it comes is a healthy way to handle problems.

Here are some tips on how to handle stress

1. Exercise

2. Relax Your Muscles

3. Deep Breathing

4. Eat Well

5. Slow Down

6. Take a Break

7. Make Time for Hobbies

8. Talk About Your Problems

9. Go Easy On Yourself

10. Eliminate Your Triggers


For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

Blank white book w/path

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

National Beer Day – How You Can Enjoy Yourself AND Stay Safe

National Beer Day is a day that some might take advantage of and may result with life altering consequences.

As Karen Mertes’ life hung in the balance after a tragic car accident caused by a drunk driver. Karen suffered a traumatic injury and was forced to fight through a personal injury litigation battle to get some justice. For some, there isn’t a next chapter.

Don’t let one day – or night – of reckless drinking negatively impact your life and the lives around you.

Here are 5 facts about drinking and driving from dosomething.org

  1. Impairment is not reliant upon the type of alcohol consumed, rather the number of drinks over a certain period of time. Despite myths and misconceptions, coffee, a cold shower, or exercise will not make a person soberer; only time will.
  2. On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest.
  3. Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. That equates to 27 people every day. Offer to be your parents’ designated driver to ensure that everybody gets home safe. Sign up for Parents Ride Shotty.
  4. For drivers under 21, the U.S. has a No Tolerance policy that does not allow any alcohol to be in the blood system while behind the wheel. The consequences could include expensive fines, loss of license or jail.
  5. Someone is injured in a drunk driving incident every 120 seconds.

Enjoy the holiday, but don’t let one night change your entire life!


For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

Blank white book w/path

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – Take the Pledge!

During the month of April, several organizations unite under the same mission encourage everyone to drive with focus and to reach their destination safely.  Distracted Driving Awareness Month puts safety first and text messages, arriving on time, and friends under the influence in the back seat.

According to 2016 statistics, the National Safety Council estimates as many as 40,000 people died on U.S. roadways. That’s a 6% increase over 2015 statistics and 14% over 2014. The NDC says that’s the most dramatic two-year increase in 53 years.

What can you do? Turn off your phone. Designate a sober driver. Reduce your speed. Crying children can wait until you can pull over safely. Wear your seat belt.

Take the pledge!

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Drunk Driver from New Orleans’ Parade Crash blew 3x Over Legal Limit

mardi-gras-car-hits-crowdSuspect for New Orleans parade drunk driving crash was three times over legal limit after he was pulled over just hours after the crash that injured 28 people.

Neilson Rizzuto, 25, blew a blood alcohol content of .232. Rizzuto faces two counts of first-degree negligent vehicular injuring, hit-and-run driving causing serious injury and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. These charges could result in imprisonment for up to 20 years if convicted.

Drunk driving doesn’t just affect the driver, it affects everyone around them. When you drive drunk, you are putting the world at risk. Your entire life could change because of one selfish act. Karen Mertes’ did at the hands of a drunk driver. Think twice before getting into the car after having one too many.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized