Many people will travel down to the Lake of the Ozarks for weekend fun. With the tons of celebrations and gatherings happening throughout the area, some will include alcohol. Our lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks have seen too many DWI-related accidents happen throughout the years in this area. Do NOT drink and drive. Keep reading this week's blog for 3 ways alcohol can impair your senses when behind the wheel. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, please contact our personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks today. Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at 573-348-2211.
3 Bodily Impairments Drinking While Driving Causes
1. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE AS WELL.
Road lights, signs, and other car 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.
2. YOUR DECISION-MAKING SKILLS ARE CLOUDED.
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. It's best to have a ride home lined up before you even head out.
3. YOU WON'T REACT 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.
EXTRA IMPAIRMENT TO KEEP IN MIND:
STAYING BETWEEN THE ROAD LINES WILL BE HARDER.
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.
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All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope that you a fun, but safe weekend. With that said, if you or someone you know ever ends up getting injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, the medical bills can be intense. Get the compensation you deserve! Call Gibbons Law Firm today. Your first consultation is free! We can be reached at the phone number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest legal tips.
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