Chad Edward Cos LLC
A Baltimore bankruptcy, divorce and personal injury attorney with more than 18 years of experience.
Call Today! 410-449-4781 800-880-8864
Menu / Navigate

Keep yourself safe by avoiding drunk driving this holiday season

No one goes out planning to drive home drunk. Most people know it's dangerous, yet there are almost always people who get behind the wheel when they shouldn't. This holiday season, remember that there are ways to get home that don't involve drinking while intoxicated.

The Maryland State Police have already reported a growing number of alcohol-related collisions in the state. Between Dec. 15 and Dec. 18, the police headed to 18 calls around the state. In 2016, they responded to 13 crashes in the same time frame.

With up to 40 percent of traffic-related deaths caused between Christmas and New Year's Eve attributed to drunk drivers, there has never been a better time to discuss how to avoid drunk driving. There are many options ranging from calling a friend for a ride home to calling a taxi or ride-sharing service.

There's another reason to avoid drinking and driving this season: The police are out in full force. The Maryland State Police stated that they would be increasing their total number of patrols and would be looking for drivers who are acting aggressively, driving while distracted or speeding. They'll be looking for intoxicated drivers and those falling asleep behind the wheel. How can you avoid a ticket or worse? Keep your eyes on the road and stay sober.

Being safe means the difference between getting home at the end of the night and ending up in a serious crash. Think about your family and friends before you get behind the wheel while intoxicated. If you're struck by someone who didn't think about others or think about his or her own safety, remember that you have a right to file a claim.

Source: Carroll County Times, "Editorial: Find a safe way home if drinking around holidays," Dec. 18, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact

Chad Edward Cos, LLC
8101 Harford Road
Parkville, MD 21234

Toll Free: 800-880-8864
Phone: 410-449-4781
Fax: 410-780-0262
Parkville Law Office Map

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to Top
Review Us