Impaired driving is a serious threat to the safety of everyone on our roadways. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reporting more than 5,000 crashes due to driving under the influence of drugs and-or alcohol this year alone.
These crashes resulted in nearly 600 fatalities, and sadly, these numbers are expected to increase during the holiday season—that is why December is recognized as Impaired Driving Awareness Month.
Some make excuses to drive while intoxicated. They may think they’re okay to get behind the wheel when they are really putting themselves and everyone around them in danger.
Myths about driving safely under the influence abound, but the truth is, if you are relying on a myth or quick cure to drive—then you shouldn’t be behind the wheel. Instead, arm yourself with the facts and make a plan to avoid ending up in a dangerous situation this holiday season.
We have listed some common misconceptions people may rely on to justifying drinking and driving, as well as factual information about this dangerous criminal behavior.
Go to MyFloridaLegal.com for more information and as always, Stay Safe, Florida.