Driving under the influence causes enough car accidents in the United States every year to show why drinking and driving shouldn’t be mixed. The injuries and wrongful deaths from a drunk-driving accident can be catastrophic both physically and emotionally.
Why take the risk? You could call a friend or a taxi. Now you can call a scooter.
Scooter taxi services designed to prevent DUI car accidents originated in Britain in the 90s and have been spreading across the United States.
This new scooter taxi program aims to prevent those accidents by picking the drunk person up on a foldable scooter stored in the trunk of the customer’s car. After driving the customer home, the chauffeur gets back on the scooter to the next client.
Some examples of this service exist in Sunset Beach, California (Scooter Patrol), Louisville, KY (CityScoot), Atlanta, GA (Zingo), the Hamptons (Lilybug Scooters) and Los Angeles, CA (Y Drive LA).
Our DUI car accident lawyers support any program or organization whose goal is the prevention of DUI car crashes that cause serious injury or wrongful death. Driving under the influence causes these automobile accidents because of the effects of alcohol on the body.
A person who has been drinking has diminished reflexes and may tend to swerve on the road. This deadly combination can lead to a car accident that causes injuries like whiplash or traumatic brain injuries such as concussions.
CityScoot, which claims it has delivered over 50,000 customers safely since 2004, operates seven nights a week from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The average cost is about $20. Some local businesses work with CityScoot and defer the cost reducing it to as low as $9.
Paying $10-20 for a driver to drive you home safely makes a lot more sense than paying $10-20 thousand in a DUI car accident lawsuit because you thought you could drive under the influence. Wouldn’t you agree?
Our auto accident attorneys believe there are way too many options a person can consider before getting behind the wheel of a car under the influence. There is no excuse for not using a service like this or any type of taxi service if it saves lives so we can prevent drunk driving accidents from happening in the future.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines