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Warnings about drunk driving and prom season

The warm spring weather should be an obvious sign; prom season will soon be here. With that, high school students throughout our region of southern Virginia look forward to their night of glitz, glamour and fun. But just like other events on the high school calendar, prom night has some unique dangers that can turn to tragedy when alcohol is involved.  

Alcohol and car accidents in Virginia

Most drivers in Virginia recognize that driving is a task that requires their full and undivided attention. Additionally, it requires individuals to have the physical and mental capacity to make quick decisions and execute control. These tasks are nearly impossible when a driver is drunk. As a result, drunk drivers in Virginia can wreak havoc on roadways.

Drunk driver in Virginia hits pedestrian causing injuries

Driving a car is a tremendous responsibility. Another person's life is literally in the hands of the driver. If the driver chooses not to take this responsibility seriously, individuals can be hurt. The driver can ignore this responsibility in many ways. One of the most serious ways that a driver can fail to live up to the this responsibility is by getting behind the wheel while drunk.

Drunk drivers can be held accountable

Virginia residents place a lot of trust in others when they get into their cars. Even the safest drivers need to rely on those around them in order to remain accident free. This is because even when people are safe behind the wheel they cannot control the actions of other drivers. If another driver acts erratically, a safe driver may have no opportunity to avoid an accident.

Common signs of drunk drivers

A car accident can often feel as if it came out of nowhere. People may be driving along and unexpectedly find themselves involved in a wreck. In many cases, a negligent driver is to blame for the accident. This driver may have been engaging in reckless conduct that put other people's lives at risk.

Virginia man sentenced for drunk driving accident

Drunk drivers present a serious danger to other drivers on the road. When people are drunk, they lack impulse control and the motor skills necessary to safely drive from one place to another. Drunk drivers are often to blame for serious and fatal car accidents.

Study reveals drunk driving still common in Virginia

According to records that were published recently, drunk driving accidents are increasing in the United States, including in Virginia. A recent study revealed that approximately two percent of citizens admit to driving drunk, equating to more than 4 million drunk drivers. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.