Drinking an alcoholic beverage and getting behind the wheel is always a recipe for disaster. However, drivers continue to practice this dangerous behavior and can be held criminally responsible if they cause an accident and injure other people while operating a vehicle. A female driver who recently caused a fatal drunk driving accident is facing the consequences of negligent actions.
Drunken driving is a common problem on Illinois' highways. No one who has been drinking should ever get behind the wheel, otherwise they risk causing an alcohol-related accident that endangers the lives of other motorists as well as their own.
Ben Franklin's adage that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is something the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) probably wishes someone had taken to heart a long time ago. The agency recently prohibited an Illinois truck company from continuing in business after citing it as an imminent danger to the public's safety following the death of a state toll worker and critical injuries to a state trooper.
Most adults in Illinois know that alcoholic drinks can severely impair a driver's reflexes and decision-making abilities. Nonetheless, some drivers believe they are the exceptions to the rule. Unfortunately, such magical thinking often leads to drunk driving accidents with serious consequences not only for these drivers but also for others on the road.
Driving a truck requires both considerable skill and complete attention to the road and other motorists wherever drivers find themselves, including Illinois. Failing to meet these responsibilities is considered negligence and often leads to truck accidents.