Obviously, if a car driver who drinks and gets behind the wheel of an automobile has failed to take responsibility for his or her action. There’s nothing you can do to control a driver’s intake of alcohol. However, you can control the times you ride your bike, and you can take a cue from sober drivers by avoiding the roads at times when drunk drivers are more likely to be on the road. The "witching hour" for drunk people driving are weekend nights anytime after happy hour through late in the night. Police officers know this and are very diligent in noticing how drunk people drive. While this is no guarantee that you won’t encounter a drunk driver, the odds are greatly reduced if you are looking out for them. Another factor you can control is your own consumption of any alcohol beverages. If you’ve been drinking, skip the ride home, because bicycling fatalities related to alcohol also include collisions in which the cyclist was over the limit. Yes, driving while intoxicated is not just limited to car drivers. Bicyclists too have been intoxicated.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Bicycle Accident Attorney, and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Pedestrian Injury Law Firm devoted to representing families of injured persons of automobile accidents. If you or someone you love, has been injured or killed in San Diego County, or Southern California, due to the negligence of another, please order your FREE copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information, insights, and secrets that will help you protect your legal rights. It normally sells for $16.95; however, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident.