When you have to drive, you may not get a choice of what time you hit the road. Unfortunately, there are some times on the road that are more dangerous than others, which can make it difficult to be safe despite your best efforts.
Drunk drivers are usually out after bars close or while they’re open after work. So, you can expect the majority of drunk drivers to be on the road after 5 p.m. and until the early hours of the morning. Sometimes, you may even see a drunk driver during a morning commute.
Realistically, someone could drive drunk at any time of the day. If you want to avoid a drunk driver, you may want to be on the road during the daylight hours and when fewer people are on the road.
Is drunk driving still a significant problem on the roads?
Yes, it is. In one study, it was found that only 23.7% of those surveyed said that they’d avoid driving after having up to four alcoholic beverages. That’s despite the fact that 38% admitted that alcohol strongly affects them.
What can you do to avoid drunk drivers?
To avoid dangerous drunk drivers on the road, you have a few options. First, you can attempt to drive only during the normal daylight hours and when people are more likely to be at work or school. Most of the time, people who drink do so in the evening or overnight.
Many drunk driving collisions happen in the early morning hours, so avoiding driving around when local bars close for the night is a good idea. If you do have to drive at 2 a.m. or later, for example, then you may want to consider a route that doesn’t have bars or restaurants that stay open late. This may cut down the risk of coming into contact with a drunk driver.
If you are hit by someone who has been drinking, you have a right to seek compensation from them. Building a strong personal injury claim may help you get the compensation you need as you recover from your injuries.