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Virginia Parents: Don’t Let Teens Drink and Drive

Friends may not let friends drink and drive, but you can’t count on that. Instead, as your child’s parent—not his friend—you must ensure that your child doesn’t drink and drive. You must also make sure that your child doesn’t get in the car with anyone who has been drinking. This is particularly important as we approach prom season, graduation night, and the longer, less structured days of summer.

You Can Help Keep Your Child Safe from a Virginia Drunk Driving Wreck

You can’t be in the car with your child all the time. You have to let your child grow up, drive, and go out with friends. However, that doesn’t mean that your child needs to be on his own. Instead, you can help prevent a crash and, more importantly, a fatality by:

  • Educating your child about the dangers of drinking and driving.
  • Setting and enforcing rules about drinking and driving.
  • Offering your child safe alternatives if he is with a driver who has been drinking. You could, for example, offer to pay for a cab or encourage your child to contact you for a no-questions-asked ride home.
  • Talking to your child and coming up with a plan to prevent drunk driving together.

Our Winchester drunk driving accident lawyers hope that these steps work and that they help keep your child safe during this special time before he goes off on his own. However, we know that neither you nor your child has the ability to protect your child from all drunk driving injuries.

Help Protect Your Child after a Drunk Driving Crash by Calling a Winchester Personal Injury Lawyer

If your child has been hurt by another drunk driver, we encourage you to encourage him to find out more about his rights and his possible recovery. For more information, please have him call an experienced Winchester drunk driving accident attorney today at 540-371-8808 for a free consultation.