As with all holiday seasons, it is important for everybody to stay safe while on the road. Year in and year out, the Christmas season brings major trouble on the roadways. From accidents related to alcohol to those as a result of bad weather, people throughout the area are injured – and in some cases killed.
Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Ronald Hedding has seen his fair share of problems over the past few years. “Unfortunately, it always seems as if the holidays bring out the worst in people as far as their drinking is concerned. This is a major problem in Los Angeles as well as many other cities throughout the world. If people would just take the time to find a designated driver or call a cab, these issues could be kept to a minimum.”
With this in mind, a growing number of people find themselves hiring a Los Angeles DUI attorney in the months of December and January. They have no choice but to hire legal representation as their day in court will be coming soon enough. Here are three tips for safer driving this holiday season:
1. Don’t drink and drive. Anybody who knows they will be drinking should find a designated driver or call a taxi, as opposed to getting behind the wheel themselves. This one decision can help save the person the risk of being arrested for driving under the influence.
2. Avoid drinking anything, rather than hoping to stop at the appropriate time. Many people make the mistake of thinking they will know when to stop. They may plan on only having a couple of drinks, but soon enough they are well over the legal limit and wreaking havoc on the roadways.
3. Watch out for others who may have been drinking. As unfortunate as it may be, many who are injured in alcohol related accidents are innocent bystanders. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time, leading them to be in an accident with somebody who was drinking.
“It is much easier to have a good time when you know you are not going to be driving after a night full of drinking,” says Los Angeles DUI attorney Ronald Hedding. “There is nothing wrong with having a good time during the holiday season, as long as drinking and driving is left out of the equation.” Alcohol related injuries and deaths increase during the holiday season, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve. While there is no way of saying for sure if this trend will continue at the end of 2012 heading into 2013, all signs point this way.
Anybody who drinks and drives is at risk for being arrested for a DUI. Along with this, they are putting their health, as well as the health of others, at great risk. A DUI arrest in Los Angeles is serious business. It is best to avoid all trouble this holiday season by thinking twice before getting behind the wheel. Follow these tips to make the 2012 holiday season safer for everyone.
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