Importance of Responsible Driving
As we move into mid-December, this becomes prime season for holiday gatherings. No matter what religion you belong to (if any), there are many parties this time of the year to celebrate the close of one year and the beginning of another. At many of these parties, alcohol is offered and even encouraged. As a Portland Injury Lawyer, it is important for each attendee to have a way to get home that involves driving. If you are hosting such a party, it is important to encourage responsible drinking and to have a back-up ready in case partygoers become too drunk to drive.
Before you leave your home, it is important to have plans on how you are getting home. Maybe you have a friend or spouse who is willing to be the designated driver or maybe you are bringing the number of a taxi service to use when you are ready to go home. No matter how you choose to get home, it is important to have a plan. Most counselors would agree that the choice to drink and drive is made before a person leaves the home, making it vital that a person know exactly how they are getting home without driving.
As a Portland Injury Lawyer, our office has seen many clients suffer serious, catastrophic injuries from drunk drivers. It is important for each person to stay safe this holiday season and be responsible for the safety of others. While a taxi might seem somewhat expensive, it is far cheaper than causing an injury to another person because you were drunk driving.
At Johnson Law, we want everyone to have a fun, safe holiday season. For a free consultation with a Portland Injury Lawyer, contact our office today.