Georgia saw an increase in fatal accidents over the Christmas holiday this year. There were 26 lives lost in fatal accidents which is 11 more than in 2017. There were also 285 people arrested for driving under the influence. And additional thousands were given citations and warnings. Despite warnings and consequences, driving under the influence continues to present a danger not only to that driver’s passengers, but to all on the road. Many of us have had the experience of noticing a vehicle weaving and suspecting a drunk or impaired driver. If we see a driver on the road who seems compromised, we need to know what to do. It is not always possible to avoid the dangers presented by these drivers. We can try to take steps to avoid serious injury from an Atlanta drunk driving accident. And, if possible, we can safely report the driver to help law enforcement get the driver off the road.
According to the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control, about every hour in America someone is fatally injured due to a drunk or impaired driver. It is alarming to think that we are on the road with impaired drivers, but they are out there with us. It is not always possible to know they are driving near you or predict how a drunk driver could harm you. They might suddenly move into your lane or stop when they should not stop, or fail to stop when they should. There are some things you can do to protect yourself.