A recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says that 121 million instances of drunk driving occur in the United States every year. These instances lead to hundreds of thousands of victims being hurt, often sustaining traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. So, what can you do to protect yourself?
Know your risk.
Avoid driving or riding with anyone who has been drinking. Alcohol takes time to metabolize. Alcohol affects you in a way that changes your judgment, depth perception as well as vital motor skills required to drive safely. It is easy to think you are driving normally when truly you are not. You will be much more impaired twenty minutes after drinking than you will immediately feel and driving puts everyone in your immediate vicinity at risk.
According to research, men are far more likely to drive under the influence than women. Younger men, especially men between the ages of 21 to 24, are most likely to drive under the influence.
Trucks and motorcycles.
Trucks are heavy and take longer to stop and change direction than cars. Motorcycles are light and can stop and change direction much more rapidly than cars. Trucks involved in a drunk driving collision are more likely to cause and sustain more damage than cars.
Motorcycles involved in DUI collisions are at the greatest risk in traffic. Know that the risks in a truck or motorcycle accident are greater than those in a collision between cars.
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