Some areas are more dangerous than others for drunk drivers. These areas include obvious ones, such as streets nearby nightclubs, bars, and frat houses. Other places are more subtle. For example, if there are festivals or other gatherings going on at a public park, pavilion or other destination, there may be some people on the road nearby them who have had too many to drinks. Here are some good ways to avoid places where you may find drunk drivers.
1: Use Secondary Routes at Night
If you have to drive through an area where there are a lot of nightclubs or other nightlife destinations, consider finding a secondary route that you can use instead of the main roads. It may be worth it to drive through some neighborhoods rather than going through an area that’s full of clubs or bars. This should lessen your chances of running into a drunk on the road.
2: Know When Last Call Is
Be aware of what time the bars close in your area. If there are other destinations that don’t serve alcohol that may attract a lot of people who have been drinking, be aware of when these close, as well. This ensures that you’re not on the road when drunks are most likely to be in the area. Those places can include diners and gas stations.
3: Read the News
Even though we live in an increasingly global world, local news really does have value. Local news stories tend to include a lot of car wreck stories. Pay attention to where these accidents tend to happen. If they tend to happen in an area near you and it’s a nightlife spot, make accommodations to avoid driving through it at times when people are likely to be out partying.
4: Know Vacation Times
Keep aware of when school is in and out of session and when college students may be taking spring break or engaging in other festivities. This can help you to be aware of when you should avoid certain sporting arenas, areas were college students like to party or hot spots of high schoolers.
A Dallas drunk driving accident attorney can help you if a drunk driver has caused you injury or financial loss. Contact a car accident lawyer soon; there are limitations on how long you can wait before filing a lawsuit.