Don’t Become a Drunk Driving Statistic

As we have underscored previously, drunk driving can have devastating consequences. Injuries may include broken bones, spinal cord injuries including paraplegia and quadriplegia, brain injury, scarring, and even wrongful death. According to some estimates, there are over 500,000 people injured in alcohol-related crashes each year. And while drunk drivers come in all shapes, ages and sizes, underage drinking is a major problem in Indiana and all around the country.

One of the main priorities of the Indiana State Police is removing intoxicated drivers from state roads before they can harm anyone else.  The legal limit in Indiana as in most states is a BAC of 0.08. According to the ISP, motorists can avoid finding themselves “over the limit and under arrest” by following these reminders:

Plan ahead and always designate a designated driver before consuming alcohol

Don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking alcohol–call a taxi or sober friend

Take care of your friends.  Never let a friend drive while impaired–  take their keys

If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages.  Make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver

Never provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 21

Call 911 if you see an erratic driver on the road with a description of the vehicle, location, and direction of travel

If you or a loved one have been seriously hurt by a driver under the
influence, please contact the personal injury lawyers at Young and Young in
Indianapolis to obtain full information about your legal rights to recover money damages in civil court.

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