"Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving"
March has the greatest number of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests throughout the whole year. This is for 2 reasons: 1. People tend to overindulge on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2. DUI/DWI enforcement is at its highest (the other “peaks” are New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July).
From the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles:
A driver can enjoy a safe St. Patrick's Day without jeopardizing their life and the lives of the others who may be on the road. Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin. Before drinking, designate a sober driver and give that person your keys. If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
"Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired is simply not worth the risk," said DMV Commissioner D.B. Smit. "Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or a drunk driving arrest can be really significant."
If an unfortunate drunk driving incident affects you or your loved ones life, whether it be through traffic violation or personal injury accident, contact Mapp, Mapp and Klein today for a free consultation.
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