Drunk driving is so dangerous because it can impact both a person's mental ability to drive the car and his or her physical ability.
Teens may be able to drive legally at age 16, but they should, theoretically, never get in drunk driving accidents, since they cannot drink for five more years.
Have you ever heard someone blame a bar or restaurant for causing a drunk driving accident after overserving the driver? The reality is that many drunk drivers are not coming from bars. They're simply coming from homes or apartments owned by friends, family members, coworkers or, if they're in college, fellow students.
Moderate alcohol use in a controlled environment can be safe, but excessive use -- which is often not as much as people think -- by those who then get behind the wheel can turn deadly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that one person is killed in a DUI crash every 50 minutes. This results in 29 deaths per day, and that's not even counting non-fatal injury accidents.
You might think -- if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver -- that the intoxicated driver should be liable to pay for your medical care. However, although it's likely that this will the case, personal injury lawsuits following a DUI crash are more complicated than this.
The new buzz term in the automotive industry is "driverless cars." It seems that every auto manufacturer has joined the bandwagon to contribute to the self-driving car industry. The proponents of driverless tech say that these cars will bring with them a new era of road safety, where we don't have to worry about drunk, reckless or distracted drivers causing accidents anymore.
Sometimes Virginia Beach residents get injured or killed in an auto collision and there's nothing they could have done to avoid it. This was the case in a fatal collision that happened on a recent Friday evening in Sterling. The crash left one man dead after a car drove into the parked vehicle he was sitting in.
A drunk driver struck and injured two people on bicycles last spring. She recently pleaded guilty in court regarding the incident. The 38-year-old woman pleaded guilty to charges of DUI causing permanent injuries. As a result of the plea, prosecutors will seek a maximum prison term that won't exceed five years. The court will sentence her on March 7, 2018.
Many Americans know someone who was injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. Maybe it was you, or a loved one, or a family friend who got hurt. You might also know someone who was arrested and charged with a DUI. The fact is, drunk driving is a serious problem that persists in our country and there doesn't seem to be an end to it.
A 31-year-old man appeared in court late last month to face drunk driving charges related to the car accident death of an 18-year-old woman. The man was traveling eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle, it crossed the centerline and he crashed head-on into the young woman's sport utility vehicle.