Common sense tells us that drinking while intoxicated is dangerous. However, not everyone we share the Virginia roadways with listens to common sense. In some instances, we can be faced with situations where it might be tempting to get behind the wheel after a few drinks. Unfortunately, the result could be a serious Virginia Beach car accident.
Three Simple Tips to Avoiding Drinking and Driving
The last thing you want is to face the legal consequences of a DUI and/or be responsible for a serious accident. Here are three simple tips to help you avoid drinking and driving:
- Make prior arrangements to get home. If you know ahead of time that you will be drinking, make arrangements for who will get you home before you leave your house. This may include using a cab or a friend.
- Stay where you’re at. If you are drinking at a friend’s house, ask if you can stay in the spare bedroom or crash on the couch. You may want to make these arrangements before you show up.
- Call a cab. Though a cab fare can be expensive, it is a lot cheaper than the cost of an accident. Pre-program a cab company’s number into your phone so that it is convenient to make the call.
If You Have Been Injured
No matter what you do, not all car accidents can be avoided. If you have been injured in an accident, you should call a Virginia Beach personal injury attorney at Tavss Fletcher at (757) 625-1214.