The sad truth is that we share Southern California roadways with people who drive while under the influence of alcohol. A drunk driving accident can lead to catastrophic injuries and may even prove fatal.

Though, you cannot control the actions of other drivers, there are some steps that you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

If you plan on drinking, you should make plans not to drive. You should consider having a non-drinking friend drive you home. Designating a non-drinking driver can save your life.

In the event that you do not have a designated driver, consider calling a taxi to take you. Your community may offer a Safe Ride program, which is worth looking into. In many cases, you might be able to get a free ride home.

You might also want to think about staying at your host’s home. See if you can use a spare bedroom or the couch.

Again, you can’t control the behavior of other drivers who share the road with you, but you can control your own. In addition to avoiding driving under the influence, always make sure that you are properly buckled-up. Even if a drunk driver hits you, wearing a seat belt can keep you safe.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a Southern California car accident as a result of a drunk driver, you should contact an experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney at our office at (800) 989-6385.
 
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