Friday, January 31, 2020

4 Factors That Indicate You Should NOT Be Driving

You should always designate a sober driver if you plan to go anywhere and drink. You should never drink too much and try to drive home, no matter what the circumstances are. Mistakes happen and too many people have made the mistake of drinking and driving before. If you've made the mistake of drinking and driving and are faced with a DWI, we urge you to contact our DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks. You will need an experienced Lake Ozark attorney to represent you and Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211 for a consultation. Don't drink and drive - that may sound like an obvious statement, but history proves it's not so obvious to some drivers. Keep reading this week's blog for a few reasons why you shouldn't try to get behind a wheel if you are intoxicated or have just been drinking and are feeling slightly buzzed.

4 Factors That Indicate You Should NOT Be Driving

1. You're not thinking at your best.
When drinking, your judgment may be impaired. This is not a good attribute of a driver. Your judgment of traffic and other situations on the roadway may be hindered if you have alcohol in your system.

2. You're not moving as quickly as you normally would.
Alcohol can inhibit the time it takes for you to react to a situation. If you are operating a vehicle, you may not have the same reaction time as you would sober. If someone in front of you stops abruptly, you may not be able to get your vehicle stopped in time. If a deer jumps out in the road, you will likely not be able to react in a timely manner to avoid the animal. Swerving may be your instinct and this can lead to overcorrecting or travel off the road.

3. Your motor skills are likely off.
Your coordination may be impaired when driving under the influence of alcohol. It may make it difficult to navigate the roadway safely. Staying between the lines can be difficult for someone who has been drinking. Coordination is a vital part of safely operating a vehicle.

4. You may not be seeing clearly.
Road lights, signs, and other car's headlights can all blur together if you have been drinking. Many times a drunk driver will subconsciously drive toward a light that catches their eye. This can lead to a very dangerous situation on the road, especially with oncoming traffic.

Contact Gibbons Law Firm for a DWI Consultation.

If it's your first consultation, it's completely free. We don't charge anything for the first consultation. This gives you the chance to get your questions answered. This process can be scary and you may think that you automatically have no way out of this DWI, but believe it or not, things can be challenged in a DWI case and you should know all your options before assuming the worst. Gibbons Law Firm represents clients in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases. Roger Gibbons has successfully tried hundreds of criminal cases of all types. We are committed to providing clients with criminal defense services that will ensure their rights are protected and they are treated fairly. Find out more about how we can assist you by contacting our Firm and making an appointment today. Give us a call at (573) 348-2211.

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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