With summer officially underway, many people are hitting the road to visit family, take vacations and enjoy holiday parties. It may seem all in good fun, but the risks involved in drinking and getting behind the wheel are always significant, especially during the summer. Statistics show that on average, a drunk driver gets behind the wheel an average of 80 times before they’re arrested.
It is never safe to drink and drive, whether you are the driver or the passenger. Operating while under the influence puts everyone in danger. However, you can take steps to stay safe this Fourth of July, one of the most dangerous days of the year for car crashes.
Stay vigilant on the road and watch for signs that another driver may be impaired. These could include accelerating or decelerating quickly or slowly, tailgating and swerving. If you think you see a drunk driver, stay as far away from the vehicle as possible.
If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol, Fairwinds can help. Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment programs for alcohol and drug abuse.