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.
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.