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April is Alcohol Awareness Month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Alcohol is a contributing factor in too many Orlando motorcycle accidents. When a rider is intoxicated on the back of his bike, he puts himself and other drivers at risk for a crash.

If you are out with your friends and notice that they are drinking more than they should before getting on the back of their bike, here are a few ways you can help stop them from riding while intoxicated:

  1. Take the keys– More than likely your friend will not want to hand over his keys to you. He may insist he’s fine, but you can see otherwise. Whenever you have the chance, take the keys and keep them out of the drinker’s possession so that you can ensure that he does not take an unnecessary risk of being involved in an Orlando motorcycle accident.
  2. Call a cab– Take initiative and have a ride waiting for your inebriated friend. It is harder for your friend to say no if there is already a ride available.
  3. Keep calm– When a person is intoxicated, his rational thinking goes out the window. Keep your friend calm by avoiding any embarrassment or harassment. You can be assertive with your friend without belittling him, which can increase the chances of him trying to prove you wrong by getting on his bike and riding home.

Hire An Experienced Orlando Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Not everyone uses the best judgment when drinking, which is why Alcohol Awareness Month is a good time to revisit the importance of making good decisions and never getting behind the wheel when you have had too much to drink. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident because the other driver or rider was intoxicated, contact a skilled Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer to learn more about your options and to get the best outcome possible in your claim. The compassionate and experienced team at Michael T. Gibson, P.A., is here to help. Call today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your matter: 888-465-1577.