Roadway Safety Tips
Ten Safety Tips to Consider For:
- Don't drive if you have been drinking at all. Your ability to operate a motor
vehicle can be compromised even if your blood alcohol content is below the legal
- Friends don't let friends drive drunk. If you know someone who is about to
drive a vehicle after consuming alcohol, take their keys and help them make
arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
- Plan ahead. Whenever you know you will be drinking alcohol, go with a
designated driver or utilize other options, such as public transportation bus, train,
taxi, or walking.
- Operating under the influence will cost you money. The average total cost
(fines, fees, surcharges, etc.) for a first time conviction is approximately $7800.
Subsequent convictions bring higher costs and imprisonment.
- Be aware that alcohol is not the only dangerous impairment. Medications
and other drugs can impair judgment and gross motor skills.
- If you suspect a person is driving drunk, stay clear of them and promptly
call 911 to report the driver to law enforcement.
- Be alert. Watch out for cars driving with headlights off at night, driving
considerably below the speed limit, or following you or other cars too closely.
- Don't bicycle ride drunk. Alcohol impairs your ability to safely ride a bicycle
- If you're hosting a party, make sure your guests are sober and do
not drive intoxicated.
- If you can, stay where you are and sleep it off.