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The last several decades have seen an enormous push to curtail drunk driving. Public safety initiatives have sought to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, and local laws have promised to increase punishments for those caught driving under the influence of alcohol. Sadly, despite these efforts, drunk driving remains a very real problem for New Yorkers and others across the nation. Intoxicated drivers can put unsuspecting motorists at risk of serious harm and death, as they typically don't understand, or don't care about, how alcohol affects their driving abilities.
Driving is an inherently dangerous activity. Swiftly moving vehicles, when driven errantly, can turn into missiles of destruction. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and those in other motor vehicles can all be put in harm's way by a negligent driver. Although defensive driving may help some avoid these devastating car accidents, it isn't always enough.
Victims of car accidents can benefit from having a basic understanding of the steps to take after an accident. Three steps that apply to almost every car crash include: