The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently launched a new safety campaign: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. This campaign is part of a national effort to fight drunk and drug-impaired driving.
The period between August 15th and September 3rd is one of the deadliest times of the year on U.S. roadways, in part due to Labor Day festivities. In one report, the NHTSA found that nearly one quarter of weekend drivers tested positive for at least one substance that could impact their ability to drive safely. Drunk and drug-impaired driving is illegal in all 50 states.
The NHTSA encourages everyone to plan ahead to avoid driving while impaired. Never drive while drunk or high; instead, stay where you are, get a sober friend to drive you, use public transportation, or call a ride-sharing service.
It’s not just having too many drinks at the barbecue that can cause impaired driving. If you’re recently begun taking a new prescription, for example, having even one drink may cause impairment. Even something as simple as medication for a cold could impact your ability to drive.
Have you or someone you love been the victim of an auto accident caused by an impaired driver? Attorney John Schuerman has over forty years of experience with auto accident injury claims and will fight aggressively for full compensation for you and your family. To accommodate your needs and schedule, home and hospital visit are available in addition to evening and weekend appointments. Schedule your free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.