Articles Posted in Drunk Driving

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There are many awareness campaigns and programs in place to prevent drunk driving in Hollywood and across South Florida as well as across the country. Drugged driving gets less attention, but it is an equally serious problem. It is also more pervasive that many motorists realize.

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Drivers who take certain controlled substances can become reckless and aggressive when driving. Drugs such as benzodiazepines, methamphetamine, cocaine and other substances can affect driving ability. Even over-the-counter or prescription medication taken for pain, allergies and the flu can become dangerous behind the wheel of a car. Some of these over-the-counter and prescription medications can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and other issues which can be hazardous on the road. All of these drugs can lead to impairment which can in turn lead to collisions.

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At this time of year, many couples are planning romantic dinners or special events with a loved one. While Valentine’s Day is not traditionally associated with considerably higher rates of DUI accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida, the reality is that red wine and other drinks are often involved with Valentine’s Day dinners and you still need a get-home-safe plan if you plan on having a romantic night out.

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Here are some strategies for getting home safely if you’re planning a special dinner out:

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If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend in Homestead or your South Florida community, you’ll want to take steps to keep everyone at your party safe. Not only do you want to make sure they are having a good and safe time at your party, but as the host you have a responsibility to ensure you take steps to prevent drunk driving and other disasters.

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Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent drunk driving if you’re hosting:

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This Super Bowl weekend, there will be many parties celebrating football and many bars will also have drink specials as well as special events planned. No matter how you plan on watching sports, you will want to make sure you take steps to avoid being in a drunk driving accident in Hollywood or your community. There are several ways you can stay safer this weekend:

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Statistics show that while most teenagers understand the dangers of drinking and driving, an alarming number of teens still choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to one 2011 study, one in four teens stated they would ride with a driver who was under the influence of prescription drugs or marijuana.

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Simply telling your teens about the dangers of drinking and driving may not be enough. But experts say there are ways to get the message across. If you want your teen to avoid becoming involved in a DUI crash in Homestead or your community, consider:

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Police and law enforcement across Southern Florida are working to ensure everyone enjoys a safe and fun New Year’s eve. However, drunk driving in Hollywood and across the region continues to be a concern. Each year, some drivers choose to make the wrong decisions when celebrating the new year, and innocent pedestrians and passengers sometimes get hurt.

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To keep you and your loved ones safe this year, make sure you: Continue reading →

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Drunk driving accidents in Homestead and other communities continue to be a problem, especially at this time of year. These collisions are entirely preventable and even one drunk driving accident is too much. Luckily, there are many things you can do to stay safe this holiday season:

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Labor Day weekend in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami is one last summer weekend to enjoy before school starts again. For many families, it marks the start of a season and involves barbecues, time spent together, and time on the water.

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For law enforcement, Labor Day weekend means more enforcement action to help communities prevent tragic car collisions. Many communities will have checkpoints set up to try to curb drunk driving, which can be an issue on holiday weekends. There are several things you can do to avoid drunk driving accidents this Labor Day weekend:

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Every July 4 weekend, police in Miami, Homestead, and other cities try to prevent drunk driving accidents. Unfortunately, the holiday weekend means more people are drinking and some of these revelers are making the choice to drive home after drinking.

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Don’t let this be you. Keep in mind that many private parties and many public festivities will be serving alcohol. Despite this, there are several ways to avoid DUI accidents in Miami and your community:

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We all recognize that alcohol is a dangerous drug which causes unsafe driving on the roads. There many educational programs in place to prevent drunk driving and strict rules to prevent anyone with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 from driving on our streets. There are roadside checks and harsh penalties to catch anyone who drinks and drives.

Most of us are aware of the dangers of DUI. We know alcohol can slow response times, cause bad judgement, and even cause us to fall asleep at the wheel.  However, driving under the influence of drugs can be just as deadly – or even more so.

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