Statistically, you are at a higher risk of getting involved in a crash on a weekend night than you are at other times during the week. This is simply because there are more drivers on the road, the visibility conditions are obviously lower and some of the drivers happen to be drunk. If you want to make sure that you are safe during these hours, you can take a few measures to lessen your chances of being involved in an accident that results because of these conditions.
Depending on where you are, you may be at a higher or lower risk of running into drunk drivers. In areas where there are a lot of live music venues, clubs and bars, your odds of running into one of these drivers are much higher. Watch out for vehicles pulling out of the parking lots of these establishments, especially around closing time. These are the drivers that are most likely to be inebriated. Even if they aren’t over the legal limit, their driving skills are definitely impaired by any amount of alcohol they may have consumed, and you will do well to steer clear of them as much as possible.
Roadblocks are sometimes set up on major roadways to catch drunk drivers. If there is a particular street that happens to have roadblocks on it an awful lot, there’s a good chance that there tends to be a lot of drunk drivers on that road. You may want to avoid it so you don’t end up getting into a wreck with those drunk drivers. If you do get caught in a roadblock, be patient and wait your turn to get through. As long as you haven’t been drinking, you’ll get through it in a timely fashion.
Dark roads aren’t common within Dallas, but there are a few. These can be particularly dangerous. When someone is coming onto a dark road from a well-lit street, their night vision hasn’t yet adapted and their ability to see is compromised. Make sure you exercise extra caution on these roads. Some drivers may have their brights on without knowing it when they come at you. Look at the right line on the road to avoid being blinded and don’t flash your brights at them; it can cause a wreck.
If you’re injured in a car wreck, contact an attorney. An attorney can help you seek compensation in court.