If you have ever shared the road with someone who is clearly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it can be a very scary situation. The driver, who clearly has no idea that they are all over the road is putting people in harms way and it could so easily be avoided. Here are a few statistics and information from the NHTSA:
- Drunk driving is often a symptom of a larger problem: alcohol misuse and abuse.
- Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually.
- In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes – one every 51 minutes.
Drunk driving and the accidents that can, and do occur as a result are life changing incidents and what’s worse, is they are completely avoidable. When you are going out with friends for the weekend or when you are enjoying time with friends out and about and you have had a few drinks, please make sure you plan ahead and make the proper arrangements to avoid drinking and driving at all costs. At Dominion Motors in Thunder Bay, we want all of our customers and all of the people in our community to be safe this summer and to enjoy great times with friends, but to enjoy them responsibly. There is no replacement for someone’s life in the event that being responsible is put on the back burner. Remember, it doesn’t take much alcohol for it to impair your driving abilities.
For more information on issues like this as well as other ways you can be safe in Buick cars in Thunder Bay, stay in touch with us here at Dominion Motors. Our blog is designed to keep our followers informed on all the latest Buick and GMC news, but also to remind our viewers about important safety topics and considerations. Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you at Dominion Motors for your next GMC or Buick purchase!