With the upcoming weekend and the history of celebration on Cinco De Mayo, it’s imperative that people look out for potentially drunk drivers. It’s almost inevitable that there will be people out and about, celebrating and driving around late at night.
As a driver in New York City during a time that could be considered dangerous, what steps can you take to stay safe on the roads? Here are a few things that you may want to keep in mind before you decide to get behind the wheel.
Watching Out for Drunk Drivers
With any celebration comes the potential risk of drunk driving. It is important you recognize the potential signs of a drunk driver before it is too late and a crash ensues. Here are some of the things to consider:
- Drivers swerving in and out of lanes.
- Drivers without their headlights on.
- Drivers who slow down and speed up randomly.
Don’t Leave Too Late
What time do people commonly leave gatherings and parties? The later into the night you decide to drive, the more potential there is for people who are driving while intoxicated or fatigued. These are dangers that you can avoid if you leave to your destination earlier in the day.
Designate a Sober Driver
If you are planning on partaking in the festivities of the holiday, make sure you plan ahead and designate someone to be the designated, sober driver. The last thing you want to do is be the reason a serious collision occurs.
At Levine and Wiss, we take drunk driving accident cases seriously and we aim to help those injured as a result of this negligence. Our New York City car accident lawyers are committed to helping you seek the compensation you deserve.