Driving while you know that your license is suspended is a risk you do not want to take. It starts out as a ride to the grocery store without your license. You eventually start driving cautiously without it, and eventually, you completely forget that you have this problem that you need to take care of. Just like most extremely bad situations, everything is fine until it isn't.
The financial analysis company NerdWallet recently released a report showing the relationship between impaired driving charges, fatal DUI accidents and insurance premiums. The report compared these data points from the nation's 150 largest cities in order to examine how insurance rates are affected by drunk driving convictions in different areas.
It may sound like the opening line of a joke, but in fact it's a true story and a serious one at that: A man is facing felony charges in North Carolina after allegedly driving a golf cart over a state trooper's foot at the U.S. Open. The golf car driver has been charged with impaired driving and a number of other offenses in connection with the incident.
When it comes to deciding whether it is safe to drive after consuming alcohol, many people count drinks per hour or rely on other rules of thumb to estimate their likely levels of impairment. In other cases, people simply rely on how they feel. Unfortunately, however, these methods are unreliable at best and relying on them can easily result in impaired driving charges for people who sincerely thought they were sober enough to drive.