The rules of the road are meant to ensure all of the drivers are safe. The vast majority of drivers follow these rules. If everyone were to do the same, we would almost never have serious motor vehicle accidents.
However, some people disregard the rules of safety, and by doing so, they put everyone else in serious danger. Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of serious accidents. Even though everyone knows the dangers and legal consequences associated with drunk driving, this behavior continues.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, Numerous arrests for DUI-related incidents in the Chicagoland area.
But what can you do to avoid the risks of being injured by a drunk driver?
Do not drive under the influence.
This is obvious, but it cannot be overstated: Do not drink while under the influence of alcohol. Even if you have the slightest doubt about whether you are over the legal limit or perhaps impaired at all because of alcohol, make the smart choice and do not get behind the wheel.
Be especially careful at night.
It is far more common for people to be driving under the influence at night, so driving at this time requires special care. If possible, minimize late-night driving and when you do drive in the later hours, be especially careful.
Do more than simple obey the traffic laws.
Often, drunk driving accidents are caused by impaired drivers doing unpredictable things like suddenly changing lanes or running a red light into cross traffic. When your light is green, make sure you still watch for the possibility of someone running a light, and always practice defensive driving.
Make the roads safer for everyone. Alert the authorities.
If you see anyone driving dangerously or unpredictably and you think they might be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, note the details about the car (model, make, license plate if possible and color) and call the police right away.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver anywhere in the North Suburbs of Chicago, make sure you call an experienced attorney right away. Hopefully, by following appropriate safety precautions, it will never happen to you.