Avoiding an Arizona Drunk Driving Accident
Whenever you drink and drive you run the risk of getting into a fatal accident. Alcohol impairs judgment, vision, concentration and reaction time, among other functions critical to driving safety. In Arizona, the legal limit for drunk driving is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08. However, research has shown that impairment begins at a BAC of only .02. Even after one drink it is best not to get behind the wheel.Avoid Drinking and Driving
All injuries and deaths caused by drinking and driving are entirely preventable when these tips are followed:
- Never allow someone who is intoxicated to drive. If your driver becomes intoxicated, find an alternate way home with a sober driver. Many cab companies offer free rides for those who are too drunk to drive.
- Use designated drivers. The designated driver system is the most effective way to prevent impaired driving. Plan ahead who will be the non-drinker for the evening, and take turns each time you and your friends plan to go out and drink.
- Report impaired drivers to local law enforcement. If it appears that a vehicle is being driven by an impaired driver, immediately inform the police. It is their job to keep the roads safe, and your responsibility to do the same.
- Protect yourself against other drivers. Always wear a seatbelt when riding in a vehicle. If you are involved in an accident, it could mean the difference between life and death.
Legal Help if You Are Involved in an Arizona Drunk Driving Accident
If you are the victim of an Arizona drunk driving accident and need help paying medical bills, insurance, or are left unable to work, you should seek legal help and advice. No victim seriously affected by another person’s irresponsibility should go without the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident within Maricopa County, contact an experienced Phoenix car accident attorney at the law offices of Nathan Hogle.