Especially with the rise of easily accessed ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft, there is simply no excuse for driving while under the influence.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2016
The head of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police has written to that state’s governor requesting an expansion of ridesharing services as a means of limiting drunk driving in the upstate New York area, according to a December 6 article on WSKG News. Los Angeles based personal injury specialists Lalezary Law Firm, LLP notes that this is a reminder that, especially with the rise of easily accessed ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft, there is simply no excuse for driving while under the influence. At the same time, the firm also notes that it’s a good idea for ridesharing customers to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and to try and exercise some caution when utilizing a ridesharing app.
Lalezary Law Firm notes that, when it comes to determining whether or not it’s safe to get behind the wheel, it supports the “buzzed driving is drunk driving” approach for drivers. The firm acknowledges that, while there are times when it’s very obvious that a person has had far too many drinks to be anything but a serious safety threat of an accident on the road, there are other occasions when individuals might not be certain whether or not they are over the threshold where they would be considered at risk of a DUI charge. The Lalezary Law Firm strongly advices the public that even a single serving of a 12 ounce bottle of beer or a five ounce glass of wine can measurably lower a person’s fitness to drive. Obviously, more servings of stronger beverages can increase the risk of collisions exponentially, especially if the drinks are taken on an empty stomach. Therefore, if there is the slightest doubt that a driver might not be 100 percent sober, the law firm notes it’s incumbent on drivers to opt for the use of a ridesharing service, taxi or designated driver in such situations. Indeed, for individuals who know they are going to be drinking during the course of an evening, it’s an excellent idea to simply use an Uber or Lyft for the entire evening’s activities, so that there will be no need to be concerned.
At the same time, the law firm notes that, while taking advantage of a rideshare is essential for preventing a drunk driving tragedy and/or DUI arrest, it is still important for customers to be aware of their driver and their surroundings. Thus, especially as we enter the holiday period, it’s highly advisable to avoid drinking to the point of intoxication. That way, individuals can still be aware of possible issues that may arise on the drive home. Lalezary Law Firm notes that this is a reason it’s a good idea for friends to stick together, especially when heavy liquor consumption may be in the offing. Ideally, if someone does become intoxicated, a relatively sober friend will be there to assure his or her safety.
Lalezary Law Firm, LLP wishes readers an enjoyable and safe holiday. Readers with questions about personal injury law may contact the accident attorneys at Lalezary Law Firm, LLP at 888-852-4802 or its website at http://www.bhfirm.com.