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Crashes caused by a driver who is extremely drunk

Sometimes, drivers are charged with DUI after being pulled over and barely failing a breathalyzer test. Even though a driver may have barely been over the legal limit, they were still violating the law and endangering innocent lives. However, some drivers decide to get behind the wheel when they are extremely intoxicated due to consuming large amounts of alcohol. These drivers are especially dangerous and have caused many fatal accidents over the years. Furthermore, it is important to point out that some states penalize drivers who are "super drunk."

How many job-related traffic crashes involve alcohol?

People are involved in various types of accidents while working, such as those which involve the use of dangerous equipment. However, motor vehicle collisions are especially concerning, and these accidents happen for all sorts of reasons, from inexperience to working too many hours and falling asleep on the road. Moreover, some job-related traffic collisions are caused by alcohol consumption, and it is important for employees, employers and everyone on the road to be aware of how prevalent this is.

Steps to take after being hit by a drunk driver

If you are in a car accident in Pennsylvania, it can be a stressful event. When the at-fault party is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is important that you follow certain steps right after the crash occurs. This helps ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Personal challenges and drunk driving

There are a number of reasons why some drivers get behind the wheel even though they are under the influence of alcohol. For example, some may forget that they are intoxicated, or they may not realize that their blood alcohol content level has exceeded the amount that is legally acceptable. Some drivers may operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol because they are struggling with alcohol addiction, and others may have personal problems they are going through which have resulted in an unusual amount of alcohol consumption.

When you are struck by an intoxicated motorcyclist

Whether you drive a small car, a truck, ride a motorcycle or bicycle or regularly go for a walk, the road can be dangerous. Not only do you have to watch out for large vehicles, but other types of vehicles such as motorcycles can be dangerous as well. Even if you are driving a very large vehicle, such as a semi truck, you could be seriously hurt and adversely impacted in other ways in the event that you collide with a motorcycle. Motorcycle wrecks happen for many reasons, but some are the result of a motorcyclist's negligence, such as someone who is on the road while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

When someone unintentionally drives drunk

Sometimes, people who get behind the wheel while inebriated do so knowingly, showing no regard for the safety of everyone on the road. That said, there are also times when drivers may unknowingly drive drunk. For example, someone may have thought that they were under the legal limit or they may not have realized that they drank alcohol in a mixed drink at a celebration. Regardless, those who are over the legal limit should be held responsible for their actions, especially if they cause an accident in Pittsburgh or anywhere else in the state of Pennsylvania.

How many fatal DUI crashes occur each year?

Drunk driving may lead to a number of consequences, from innocent people riding in other vehicles suffering injuries to penalties such as license suspension and imprisonment for those driving drunk. Sadly, many of these drivers have claimed the lives of other people by getting behind the wheel after they have been drinking. It is important for people to be aware of just how widespread drunk driving is and the number of lives that are claimed in Pennsylvania and across the whole U.S. as a result of this reckless behavior.

Teens, peer pressure, and drunk driving

We have gone over many of the risks associated with driving, but drunk drivers are especially problematic. Sadly, awareness campaigns and widespread media coverage have failed to prevent many people from getting behind the wheel after drinking. Moreover, there are certain groups which face unique challenges related to drunk driving. For example, younger people may make the poor decision to drive even though they are intoxicated because of peer pressure. Whether you are a teenager or the parent of a young driver, it is important to be aware of these issues. Moreover, teens may be involved in underage drunk driving accidents as passengers who are completely sober.

Holiday weekends and drunk drivers

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, you may be looking forward to spending time with those you love and celebrating the holiday. Sometimes, these celebrations involve alcohol and sadly many people choose to drive after drinking at a get-together. Whenever you are on the road, there is always the risk of being hit by someone who is intoxicated after drinking or taking drugs. However, there are certain occasions, such as holiday weekends, when these accidents are even more likely. As a result, you should be vigilant during the upcoming holiday weekend and during other holidays throughout the year.

Do more people speed and drive drunk during nighttime hours?

There are many types of reckless behavior that remain too prevalent on roads across the country, but drunk driving and speeding are especially concerning. This reckless behavior endangers innocent lives and even the lives of those who make the poor decision to drive irresponsibly. Moreover, while responsible drivers may not be able to avoid an accident that is caused by this carelessness, it could be helpful to review statistics on this behavior to have a better understanding of when it is even more likely to occur.

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