Cinco de Mayo is a huge event for many local residents and visitors to the area, especially the young adults. It’s a fantastic time to get out, socialize with old friends and even make a few new ones. The big event is this Saturday and we’re asking all locals and visitors to go out with a plan and to go out responsibly.
No, not a plan of party details, but a plan of after-party details. Make sure you have a sober ride home to avoid a potentially fatal car accident in Montgomery!
Our Montgomery injury attorneys are here to offer you a few simple safety tips to help prevent one of these accidents. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reminds those who don’t have any plans to drink to remember that others do and still need to be careful. With the cooperation of everyone this Saturday, we can all work to keep our roadways safe and accident free, celebrating a truly successful Cinco de Mayo! There’s no reason for anyone to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. There are a plethora of options to avoid these kinds of accidents. Take note and party responsibly!
Cinco de Mayo Tips from MADD:
-Make sure that you have a designated driver before heading out. A designated driver is someone that vows to drink nothing, not the person who drinks the least.
-Make sure to grab something to eat before heading out. Consider chowing down on some of your favorite Mexican foods throughout the evening to help to avoid getting too intoxicated and getting sick.
-If something goes wrong and you find yourself left without a designated or sober driver, call a cab, call a friend or a family member to come pick you up or use public transportation. Whatever you do, do not get behind the wheel.
-If you see someone who has been drinking and is going to get behind the wheel, snatch the keys from them. You can help to save lives by stepping in and speaking up.
Drunk driving car accidents are a huge problem! They’re so common that someone is killed in a drunk driving car accident every 50 minutes. Last year, there were nearly 11,000 people killed in these completely preventable accidents. During holiday periods, especially during Cinco de Mayo, the risks for these kinds of accidents skyrocket.
Remember, every minute someone is injured from one an alcohol-related auto accident. Do your part to keep our roadways safe and our Cinco de Mayo fun by pledging to stay sober behind the wheel or designate a driver. You’re responsible driving and partying habits can help to save lives. Go out, have fun, party responsibly and enjoy!
If you, a friend or someone in your family has been injured or killed in an alcohol-related traffic accident in Montgomery or elsewhere throughout the state, contact the Alabama personal injury lawyers at Allred & Allred P.C. to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights. Call 334.396.9200 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney today.
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