Drunk driving accidents are one of the most horrifying things to think about. Someone decides that it’s a good idea to get behind the wheel of a car and drive after they drank. They put himself in danger, but most importantly they put innocent people in danger. Most people hate the fact that they can be the safest drivers, but still get injured or killed because of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately you can’t always get away from drunk drivers, but there are ways to avoid them as much as possible.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can avoid drunk drivers here in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Share these tips with your friends and family.
Avoid Driving Home At Night
Most people drunk drive at night, so it’s safe to say that if you avoid driving at night you have a better chance of surviving to tell the tale. If you plan on going out at night consider taking public transportation or a cab. This is usually a good idea since you might be drinking as well. Public transportation takes drunk driving accidents completely out of the question. Even if a car hits a bus, you are much more protected than you would be in a car. You might also just stay in at night. Think about calling friends over to your home or seeing if your destination is in walking distance. Check out the hottest new movie and try to convince people that you can just stay in, rent a movie and have fun that way. This isn’t always the easiest thing, so if you do have to drive at night refer to the next point to help you avoid drunk drivers.
Take Side Streets (Alternative Routes) Home At Night
If you’re coming home from the Spurs game or a bar, where you know other people have been drinking, you can expect that the highways (410, I-10, 281, & 1604) are going to be packed with people who might not have the ability to drive properly. Consider an alternative route that other people would not take. When you search on your GPS or Google Maps it usually gives you multiple routes to choose from. You can assume that most people would select the first route that pops up. If you think there could be drunk drivers on the road then select one of the alternative routes. Stick to this strategy and your dramatically decrease the amount of people that are driving near you. By logic you already decrease the chance of an accident.
Let us know in the comments how you feel about drunk drivers. Have you ever been in an accident because of a drunk driver? Share with everyone and tell us how you responded. Explain other ways that you can avoid drunk drivers in the future.
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