The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) says, “The 2020 national enforcement mobilization “Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over” goes into effect across the country from August 19 to September 7, 2020. One of the deadliest and most often committed – yet preventable – of crimes (impaired driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.”
Before any party starts, always remember to designate a sober driver and do not let friends or family members drive drunk. It only takes a small amount of alcohol to impair judgment and reaction times, making it unsafe to drive.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) says there is no excuse to drive drunk. The non-profit organization wants everyone to take personal responsibility for keeping our shared roadways safe by planning ahead to get home safely if your night includes alcohol.
“We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. recognize that drunk-driving accidents happen every year in the United States. These accidents can be avoided if party-goers adopt safe driving habits. Please consider taking the Spivey Law Firm Safe Driving Pledge which you can find here: https://www.spiveylaw.com/safe-driving-pledge/,” said Hurt By Drunk Driver Attorney Randall Spivey.
Here are some of the pledges from the Safe Driving Pledge that involve driving after using alcohol and/or drugs:
- I will never drink alcohol and drive (not even a single drink). I will never drive after taking drugs or prescription medicine that causes me to be t Alcohol and drugs severely impair reaction time, and the ability to judge the speed or distance of an oncoming car. Operating a vehicle while impaired is a crime, and people get arrested for it. I will not allow anyone to have drugs or alcohol inside my vehicle. Possession of alcohol or drugs by people under age 21, inside my car, could get me arrested since I am the operator in control of the vehicle.
- I will never get into a vehicle if the driver has been drinking or using drugs. I will not let someone I know drive after drinking alcohol or taking drugs. I will call a cab instead or use a designated driver. People go to jail, get injured or killed, and cause injury and death to innocent people every day from drinking and driving. This could have been prevented if they used a designated driver or called a cab.
- Don’t get in a car with people you don’t know and trust.
- I will call someone I know, or a cab, for a ride home if I have been drinking or using drugs, or if I need a ride home.
“If you or a loved one has been injured because of the negligence of another, please contact the experienced legal team at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. We are available 24/7 to assist you, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we get a monetary recovery for you,” said Attorney Spivey.
Fort Myers Hurt By Drunk Driver Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.