DUI Accident Attorney in Georgia Shane Smith Details Georgia’s Crackdown on Drinking & Driving
Those who choose to drink and drive in Georgia are selfish because they endanger countless innocent drivers and pedestrians. Even though the legal limit to be considered driving under the influence for of-age drivers of passenger vehicles in Georgia is 0.08, a limited amount of alcohol impacts drivers. Having as few as a single drink can alter one’s judgment and reduce the ability to drive. Since alcohol is so powerful and not everyone takes the responsibility of driving sober seriously, the state of Georgia has put “Operation Zero Tolerance” into place.
Operation Zero Tolerance has been put in place by the State of Georgia to catch drunk drivers and get them off the road before they injure or kill someone due to their reckless driving. By increasing and targeting their patrols and setting up sobriety checkpoints, law enforcement on a local, county and state level are working together to make the best use of resources to get as many drunk drivers off the roads as possible. This program is used in conjunction with the National Over The Limit Under Arrest program.
Operation Zero Tolerance has been put in place because even though 2010 saw 11% fewer drunk drving deaths, there are still many innocent Georgia residents being killed from reckless drunk drivers. In fact, in just the month of December in 2009, 753 people were killed because people choose to drive legally intoxicated with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of 0.08 or HIGHER!
Along with this program and its enforcement of drunk driving laws, there are some recommendations that everyone can take:
- Figure out how you will safely get home before you get to the party.
- Before you start partying, make sure you have a designated driver, plan on staying over your guest’s home or have a cab available to drive you home.
- If you are drunk at a drinking establishment call a friend or family member to get a ride home or use public transportation to leave the driving up to a sober person.
- If you see someone who is driving erratically and it seems they are driving drunk, call law enforcement officials to stop them from causing an accident.
The State of Georgia has put this program, along with others into full force because drunk driving is not tolerated by the State of Georgia. If you have been injured due to a negligent and reckless drunk driver, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to speak with a Gwinnett County DUI accident attorney. You will learn all about your legal rights and what you may be entitled to with a potential personal injury claim.