Drive Safe Over the Holidays

The winter holidays are a time for love, laughter, celebration and salutations. It is the most joyous and festive time of year, but for drivers in Ontario it can be the most dangerous and disastrous.












Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is dangerous in any season, but add in difficult winter road conditions and you have a recipe for disaster. Not only must we face the snow, slush, and ice-covered roads, but many drivers are unaware even the slightest drink of alcohol will effect their reaction time, meaning even more accidents are likely to occur.

When we think about impaired driving we tend to imagine the stereotype of someone falling down drunk, slurring words, bobbling keys and getting into a car.  But in the majority of cases, it is usually people who have consumed two or more glasses and are just slightly over the legal (0.08) amount. We have had many cases where someone had drank throughout the evening, went to bed around midnight, drove into work that morning, were stopped at a R.I.D.E program and blew over the legal limit.

Please be safe over the winter holidays. If you have had any alcohol to drink, or had any marijuana- do not drive.

For more information on your personal injury case with an impaired driver, call us for a free consultation at 613-233-4529.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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