Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday here in South Florida and if you’ve been here in the past you know this big day can get wild. It’s a big day and a big night out for residents in the area, especially for young adults. During this time of the year we need to focus on preventing alcohol-related car accidents in Davie and elsewhere.
Many party goers may think Cinco de Mayo is a time to pass around the tequila, and for many it is, but it’s also an important time to focus on safe and responsible driving. For that reason, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and our Davie accident lawyers are working to help all residents and South Florida visitors to plan for a safe holiday.
MADD is offering you with a few safety tips to help you stay out of a drunk driving car accident. Review the following and share these tips with friends and family members to help make this the safest Cinco de Mayo yet!
If you’re planning on drinking during Cinco de Mayo:
-Make sure you designate a sober driver before heading out for the evening. This isn’t something that should be planned once you’re already out. Decide before leaving your home.
-Make sure you have something in your stomach before you start your festivities. Try enjoying you favorite Mexican foods to get in the mood and to help to keep yourself from over drinking.
-If you find yourself without a sober driver, call a friend or a family member to come pick you up.
-If you can’t get a hold of anyone to come get you, call a cab, take the bus, stay at a friend’s house or get a hotel room. If you’ve been drinking, you should never get behind the wheel. Find your alternatives!
-If someone you know or love has been drinking and is reaching for their keys, intervene. You don’t want to let anyone you know get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Do your job to help save lives, step in and speak up.
If you think you spot a drunk driver on our roadways:
-Stay away from the vehicle. You don’t want to jeopardize your own safety.
-Try to jot down the license plate number, the year, make and model of the vehicle as well as a description of the driver. Don’t get too close to try to get this information.
-Make sure to take note of the location and the direction of the vehicle.
-Call your local authorities to report this information.
Your call can help to save lives during this year’s event.
For more information on what’s going on around you for this year’s Cinco de Mayo, visit SouthFlorida.com for all of the planned events. While planning for your big night, don’t forget to plan out a safe and sober way to get home. Planning is the key to a safe holiday! Fiesta!
If you or a loved one has been injured killed in a car accident in Davie, Pompano Beach or any of the surrounding South Florida areas, contact our personal injury lawyer of Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez, LLC to set up a confidential appointment to discuss your case. Call 1-800-529-2368.
More Blog Entries:
MAP-21 to Help Reduce Risks of Drunk Driving Car Accidents in Fellsmere and Elsewhere, Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog, March 23, 2012
Intoxicated Driver Kills 1, Injures 2 in Pompano Beach Car Accident near I-95 Off Ramp, Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog, February 21, 2012