With the long weekend that comes with Memorial Day, many drivers may have found themselves on the road, looking forward to either going away for the weekend or enjoying the extra weekend night. Drivers may have press a little harder on the accelerator to get to their destination faster or gotten behind the wheel after having a little too much alcohol and think they may get away with it. But unfortunately, the National Safety Council estimated that more than 300 drivers would not get away with it, as total traffic fatalities for this month alone are expected to be 3,073 with more than 300 coming from the Memorial Day weekend. Another 46,300 were expected to suffer injuries in an accident during the weekend, traditionally considered the start of the summer.
Students watched quietly as firefighters freed victims from a car mangled in a drunk driving accident in Ohio and either rush them to trauma centers or cover them with a sheet on the ground. Even though this was a reenactment of a drunk driving accident, students were warned that it could very likely turn into reality if they drove while intoxicated or distracted.
Car accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons, but when the car accident could have been prevented, it is even more difficult for victims and their family members to come to terms with their grief. A drunk driving accident is just that - a preventable accident if only the drunk driver had not gotten behind the wheel intoxicated. One way to come to terms with the grief loved ones are going through is for the drunk driver to be held accountable.
Enjoying alcoholic beverages responsibly is an activity in which many adults like to participate. However, it is when poor choices are made regarding alcohol when accidents can happen. These situations are made that much more dangerous when alcohol and automobiles are mixed, sometimes causing tragic drunk driving accidents. Recently, much discussion has been had on possible methods of dealing with these offenders, as a new DUI bill in Ohio is being thoroughly examined and, in some cases, criticized.
Unfortunately, even though driving is one of the most common behaviors in which people across the country engage daily, it can also be one of the deadliest if drivers do not follow road regulations and pay attention to changing road conditions. Even worse is when people get behind the wheel after they have consumed alcoholic drinks, putting not only their own lives in danger, but also the lives of everyone on the street around them.
Drunk driving contributes to many accidents every year in Ohio. Labor Day weekend usually sees one of the highest rates of car accidents caused by drunk drivers in the U.S., which is why the new program, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," was implemented.