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Q
I always have a hard time talking my friend out of driving home drunk. Because Fourth of July is approaching, what are some good points to bring up when talking with my friend?

A

As an Atlanta DUI injury attorney, we applaud you for taking preventative measures to keep your friend and other innocent motorists who safe this holiday. There are many talking points you can use when speaking with your friend, including:

  • Buzzed driving is still drunk driving
  • Drive sober or get pulled over
  • If caught, consequences can include jail time, up to $10,000 in fees, loss of your driver’s license, increased insurance rates, and more
  • Death is the ultimate consequence stemming from impaired driving
  • 392 people were killed in July 4th crashes in 2010

If your friend doesn’t care about his or her life, then maybe he or she would care about hurting or killing innocent people. Unfortunately, some people don’t think it will happen to them until it is too late. 

If those points don’t work on your friend, another good idea is to drive your friend to the Fourth of July celebration and be his or her designated sober driver. This way, you can rest assured knowing your friend won’t drive drunk.

However, even if you are sober, there are other drunk drivers on the road. If you become a victim of a DUI crash in Georgia, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 to receive a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta DUI victim lawyer.  

Please request a complimentary copy of our book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? The Guide for Victims of Georgia Drunk Driving Accidents.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia