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There's a reason drunk drivers think they can drive

In many drunk driving accidents, the driver who gets behind the wheel while intoxicated thought it would be safe to drive. They considered it at the bar or restaurant, determined that they felt good enough to drive, and then started home.

Drunk people do not understand how impaired they are

A drunk driver swerves into your lane one night, as you're driving home from a friend's house. You flash your lights and try to move to the side of the road, but they don't slow down and they don't stop. Their car slams into yours, now fully in your lane and even on the shoulder. You pass out during the crash and wake up during the ambulance ride to the hospital.

Improper footwear and car accidents

From the use of an electronic device while driving to drug and alcohol intoxication, negligent drivers exhibit many different dangerous behaviors while they are on the road. However, some may cause an accident due to an unexpected problem. For example, someone's footwear may get in the way of their ability to drive properly, which could cause an accident in various ways. Sadly, these accidents can be extremely devastating regardless of what causes them, and it is crucial for the victims of these crashes to explore legal options.

When to watch out for drunk drivers in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's rarely anyone's favorite. Studies show that for decades, most Americans often view the second month as the worst one of the year. Many have had enough of the dark, sunless days or the inconvenient colder weather and just want to move on to spring.

How often is alcohol involved in fatal pedestrian accidents?

A pedestrian accident may be the result of a driver surpassing the speed limit, or it could be caused by a pedestrian attempting to dart across the road at night in a dangerous location. Many pedestrian accidents are the result of alcohol consumption, whether a driver is under the influence or a pedestrian is walking around while intoxicated. Moreover, some drivers and pedestrians do not realize just how common this actually is and how many pedestrian lives are lost as the result of intoxication on the road. It is pivotal to be mindful of this issue whether you like to walk or drive.

Is full strength beer coming to a grocery store near you?

Beginning January 1, 2019, Colorado will allow full strength beer to be sold at grocery and convenience stores. A law that passed relatively quietly in 2017 allows grocery stores, convenience stores and other establishments to sell alcoholic beverages containing more than 4 percent alcohol by volume.

Would a .05 BAC driving limit reduce drunk driving fatalities?

Last year Utah made headlines by introducing a bill that lowered DUI charges to include drivers who were driving with a .05 percent Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level or higher. This law goes into effect later this year.

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