Celebrate the holiday season safely in Akron, Ohio

Celebrate the holiday season safely in Akron, Ohio

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Every year, there are thousands of car accidents in Akron, Ohio. Over one-fourth of all car accidents in the United States are due to impaired driving, which is an unsettling statistic. December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and it is critical to raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, whether drivers are under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both.

While the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day has popularly been celebrated as the "Holiday Season," with many parties and celebrations, it is also the most dangerous time of the year on America's roadways. The number of impaired drivers on the road increases dramatically. We must act to protect our friends and loved ones during this holiday season from the tragic consequences of driving while impaired.

This is how you can make a difference and potentially save a life:

  • Always have a non-drinking designated driver when you go out
  • Offer friends and family a place to stay after a holiday party if they have been drinking
  • Educate loved ones on the dangers of driving under the influence
  • Use ride services such as Uber and Lyft if impaired
  • Protect your friends, "Friends don't let friends drive drunk!"

In addition, it is important to recognize the signs of an impaired driver on the road to avoid being involved in an accident and to alert the local police. Some signs to watch out for include:

  • Driving at a very slow speed
  • Ignoring traffic signals
  • Swerving or driving into the other lane
  • Breaking traffic laws

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident involving an impaired driver, schedule a free consultation with Akron, Ohio Attorney James J. Gutbrod today.

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"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night..."
Psalm 92:1-2

James J. Gutbrod
Attorney at Law

4367 State Road
Akron, Ohio 44319
Phone: (330) 475-1584
Fax: (330) 475-0294
Email: jim@jgutbrod.com