The Risks and Consequences of Drunk Driving

drunk drivingMillions of individuals get behind the wheel everyday, confident that they will get there safely and with no harm done. However, many of them are unaware that there are possible problems waiting for them on the road, including drunk drivers. Driving under the influence not only puts you and those around you in danger, but it can also result in a dangerous situation with life-changing consequences when combined with other factors. Let’s explore all the risks of drunk driving as well as some of the more consequences in an effort to raise awareness about this major problem.

Impaired Vision  & Reaction Time 

When someone gets behind the wheel after drinking, their response time drops dramatically, making it far more difficult to manage or avoid possible road dangers. Their judgment is weakened, leading to drivers taking risks such as speeding or swerving. It’s important to think about more than yourself before you get behind the wheel. Don’t put your life or the lives of others at risk. 

Be Responsible 

To keep everyone safe, we must all take responsibility for our own actions and avoid putting ourselves at risk. Speak up if you or someone you know is thinking about drinking and driving! Provide alternate ways to get home, like Uber or Lyft, or public transit choices inside your city borders. The cost of an Uber is worth it way more than putting your life at risk or potentially taking someone else’s life. 

Jeffress Law is Here to Help With Your Drunk Driving Injury 

If you are in or around the Boulder, CO area and have experienced injury due to a drunk driver, we are here to help. Cristopher W. Jeffress, our lead attorney, has over 30 years of experience practicing law. He used to work for insurance companies and knows how to ensure that you get the maximum compensation that you are owed. He cares for his patients and aims to make a difference in each and every one of their lives. Contact us at 303-993-8685 or visit us online at to speak with us today and learn how we can help you!


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