According to the advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving, in 2014 more than 40,000 drunk driving arrests were made in Florida. Some of those arrests were made contemporaneously with drunk driving car accidents. In those drunk driving accidents, some 676 people were killed during the noted calendar year.
There are a lot of dangers on Florida roadways. These dangers are increased by people who do not take the task of driving seriously. In particular, as we explained in a recent blog post, people who choose to drive while under the influence can cause serious harm. In that recent post, we explained that while the risk of drunk drivers was slowly decreasing, the risk of harm from drivers under the influence of illegal and prescription drugs was growing. Some people feel that because marijuana and other drugs have become more socially acceptable that it is fine to drive after consuming them.
A long-standing concern about drivers in Florida is wariness that many who have been out enjoying a night on the town, a day at the beach, a sporting event or a social gathering will become a drunk driver, risking the life and limb of themselves and others. However, studies have indicated that the number of drivers going out on the road after drinking is declining, but the number who is driving after using drugs is increasing.
The majority of drivers in Brevard County obey both the rules of the road and the law when it comes to refraining from driving under the influence. There are, however, instances when people will drive after drinking. In some circumstances, this leads to an auto accident. If a person was injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver, there is the possibility that there will be injuries and even fatalities. It's important for them to know what to do if they are hit by a drunk driver.