Learn myths about alcohol that can prevent a drunk driving accident

Charles Boyk
is a personal injury attorney and author practicing law in Ohio. 419-241-1395

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12/11/2008
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Our Toledo, Ohio car accident lawyers would like to remind drivers about some of the alcohol myths that can lead to an Ohio drunk-driving car accident.

Alcohol-related car accidents can devastate a community, and these types of Ohio car accidents occur more often around the holidays, due to the increase in parties and family get-togethers.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving an estimated 1,000 people die during the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve in drinking-related crashes.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that most deaths involving alcohol-related car accidents occur on December 23rd and January 1st.

S
tay aware of the following myths about alcohol, to keep you, your family, and other people on the road safe from alcohol-related crashes.

MYTH:

It is easy to spot someone who has had too much to drink since they will show visible signs of intoxication.

F
ACT:

Physical appearance can be misleading. Just one drink can impair one's ability to drive safely, because judgment and motor skills are the first things affected by alcohol consumption.

Even at a blood alcohol level of 0.03, which is below the legal limit of 0.08, a person’s body can have trouble reacting to an emergency, standing with steadiness, steering a car, or properly moving their eyes.

M
YTH:

Drinking coffee or eating a meal after drinking sobers up someone who has had too much to drink.

FACT:

Time is the only remedy for intoxication. It takes approximately one hour to rid the body of the effect of each drink consumed.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Ohio car accident, contact our office today to order your FREE copy of The Ohio Accident Book.

 



Category: Drunk Driving Accident Victims


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