It doesn't take a big mistake to result in big consequences. A moment's inattention behind the wheel or a single bad decision could dramatically alter the lives of many people.
Negligent drivers are not only a danger to other drivers. When a driver makes the decision to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she endangers everyone on or near the road - drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Police have a duty to protect and serve -- it goes without saying that this means their actions should never endanger the public. However, this is often an issue when it comes to high-speed chases. Police officers often initiate high-speed chases in an attempt to apprehend suspects; however, these chases sometimes end in tragedy. Suspects often drive recklessly, striking other vehicles, damaging property and injuring innocent parties.
When it comes to car accidents, few are more dangerous - and deadly - than head-on collisions. When a driver fails to keep his or her lane and moves into oncoming traffic, the results are often catastrophic. The momentum of both cars causes an impact of tremendous power, often causing severe injuries to everyone involved.
Safe driving is the responsibility of any person who decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Unfortunately, not all drivers take this responsibility seriously. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can lead to impaired decision making, which can lead to accidents. Worse yet, it's well known that drunk driving accidents can often be very serious. Personal injury, property damage and even death can occur. Local residents might like to know that Ohio has taken a stand against people who repeatedly drive drunk.