A conviction for driving under the influence brings with it sizable penalties for Georgia drivers, and these penalties collectively have the potential to upend numerous aspects of your life. In addition to potentially having to spend time behind bars, you may also face ignition interlock requirements, substance abuse treatment obligations and steep fines. You may, too, face other repercussions that do not come directly from a judge or jury.
Most Georgia drivers understand the importance of strong road safety regulations. Over the years, laws on speeding, drunk driving, seatbelts and child restraints have helped reduce deaths in the U.S. and worldwide. However, according to a new report by the World Health Organization, many low-income countries lack sufficient laws in these areas. As a result, traffic fatalities continue to rise.
With the winter comes blizzards and icy, snowy or wet roads, even in some parts of Georgia. Drivers should therefore take the following tips into account and prepare their vehicles for these challenges. As a first step, they could have a mechanic check their vehicle's components, including the brakes, ignition, spark plugs and battery. The mechanic can also make sure that antifreeze levels are right and that the tires are properly inflated and free of wear.