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Drunk driving in Florida is a serious matter

It’s no secret that drunk driving can be deadly. Unfortunately, many drivers in Florida and all over the nation still take to the roads inebriated, which can end in physical injury, property damage, or even loss of life. To illustrate the threat that driving while intoxicated poses all drivers, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offer the following information.

Can third parties be held liable for drunk driving accidents?

After having been involved in a drunk driving accident in Naples, you first question might be who would allow the person that caused your collision to not only become intoxicated, but then to drive? Oftentimes there may not only be one person that shares the burden of the blame in an accident. In the case of drunk driver, there is the person or party that allowed him or her to drive after drinking in the first place. After considering this, you may then whether you can hold such parties responsible for the injuries and damages you (and others) sustained in your accident? 

How can I prevent drunk driving?

Driving under the influence in Florida is not only illegal but it can also serious injuries to yourself and others. As a result, preventing drunk driving is the responsibility of all drivers. State Farm offers the following tips to help you avoid driving drunk, while also providing you the tools to help friends and family to do the same.

Analyzing the average alcohol metabolism rate

No one in Naples plans to end to his or her evening with a DUI arrest. How then, knowing that being apprehended for driving while drunk is always a possibility, do so many seem to do it? It is likely not due to any malicious intent, but rather to simply not understanding how long it may take for alcohol to work its way out of one's system. Understanding the rate at which the body metabolizes alcohol may help one to better plan his or her activities so as to avoid even the potential of being arrested for DUI

Zero tolerance laws save lives

One-fourth of young drivers aged 15-20 who are killed in crashes have been drinking, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Of those killed, 82 percent of them had blood alcohol concentrations of 0.08 or higher. The other side of that equation shows that nationwide, laws setting a minimum drinking age of 21 have helped save more than 30,000 lives since 1975.

How can I ensure a safe graduation night?

Graduation season is here and that means graduation night celebrations for many teens in Naples and Collier County. For parents who think they are being responsible by hosting parties instead of having children celebrate elsewhere, you should know that you can be held responsible for what comes after the party—teen DUIs, accidents and injuries.

How does your breath relate to your BAC?

The legal requirement to submit to chemical breath tests as well as the accuracy of such tests (or lack of it) have been detailed on this blog in the past. All of this talk about measuring your breath might prompt a perfectly relevant question: Why measure your breath to determine if something is in your blood?

Scrutinizing breathalyzer accuracy

When people in Naples are asked to visualize a drunk driving arrest, they likely will immediately conjure up images of one standing beside his or her car and blowing into a handheld breathalyzer device. Indeed, these devices has seemingly become the visual representation most equate with drunk driving. Many may believe that they are the singular tool law enforcement officers use to determine a driver's level of impairment. Yet do the results that they produce justify their association? 

Can I get a DUI using prescription drugs?

Florida drivers should know that a drug does not need to be illegal to affect you behind the wheel. You can become impaired with the use of both prescription and over-the-counter medication, as well as alcohol and other drugs. That means you can be convicted of driving under the influence no matter what type of drug or medication you may use and despite using it legally.

Repeat DUI offenders continue to drive

When drugs or alcohol play a role in a Florida traffic accident, the tragedy seems worse knowing that it may have been avoided if both drivers were sober. For victims who must deal with physical injuries, emotional trauma and ongoing medical expenses, the tragedy is ongoing, at times well past any fines or jail time that the drunk driver received.

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