Do you think that drunk drivers take those risks because they don't think they'll get caught? Do you assume that getting arrested and convicted would make them think about things in a new light and refuse to drive under the influence in the future?
Young teen drivers lack experience behind the wheel, which can increase their chances of being involved in a car accident. If they drink and drive, they become even more dangerous. They may become drowsy, unable to concentrate, prone to poor decisions and ultimately unable to control their vehicle.
A patron at a bar is clearly intoxicated. They can barely order their next drink coherently. The bartender still gives the patron two more beers before the bar closes down for the night.
Have you ever wondered why people say that alcohol, as a drug, is technically a depressant? Maybe it seems like just the opposite to you; people who have been drinking appear happy, expressive and talkative.
The weekends pose a much higher risk to drivers than the work week. A recent study that looked at the statistics from 2016 showed that 6,802 deaths happened on Saturday, 5,826 happened on Friday and 5,809 happened on Sunday. Those are the three deadliest days by a long shot, with even the lowest (Sunday) bringing about hundreds more deaths than any weekday -- and over 1,000 more than the lowest weekday, which was Tuesday.
Do you feel like you read about a startling amount of drunk driving accidents in which the drunk driver survives, and other people pass away from their injuries? Have you ever wondered how this happens?
Imagine that a person always tries to avoid drunk driving. That means taking the bus or a cab -- or an Uber -- home from the bar. It means catching a ride home from a party. It means never getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking.
You're driving home from the late shift at work when you spot a car driving erratically. It keeps speeding up, slowing down and swerving from one side of the lane to the other.
A deadly accident in Virginia Beach has led to DWI charges for a driver from out of state.
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.