Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over is the latest in drinking and driving campaigns from traffic safety marketing, and it’s out just in time to remind us all not to drink and drive on St. Patrick’s Day this coming Sunday! St. Patrick’s Day is a festive holiday filled with the fun rituals of wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage and for many drinking Irish whiskey and Guinness Stout. Suddenly, everyone is Irish and it can be fun to indulge if you are staying at home or walking to a local pub, but remember not to under any condition drink alcohol and drive!
Authorities will be out in force across the nation to help protect our roads on this day notorious for overindulging. There will be a number of DUI checkpoints in many cities across the nation. And, aside from the dangers of drinking and driving, drivers should be aware that a DUI arrest can cost as much as $5,000 to deal with.
Just a quick snapshot of what you could be in for if you are caught for a DUI offense include:
· Court costs
· Criminal fines
· Attorneys fees
· Car impoundment
· Loss of drivers license
· Loss of job/loss of income
· According to MADD, auto insurance hikes of up to $6,000 per year
· DUI classes
So, plan ahead and avoid being a statistic. Designate a driver, call a taxi, stay overnight, walk home or abstain from alcohol!
However, if you do get pulled over and need to fulfill court requirements for a DUI education class; take the lead to look into online options. Most court systems will simply tell you to take an alcohol and drug awareness class. Do the research to find out if you can take this course online instead of trying to get to a weekly classroom meeting, especially if your license has been suspended!
Online DUI classes are becoming more and more popular as most individuals now have Internet access via a Smartphone, Ipad, laptop or PC. You will find many benefits in taking an alcohol and drug awareness class from your own home verses going to an in-person classroom. First of all, online classes can be accessed at any time of the day or night. This enables the client to take the course on their own schedule rather than that of an instructor. Furthermore, they are completely self-paced. If the participant is under a strict deadline to get the educational portion of their offense completed, he or she can sit all weekend if necessary to accomplish the task. This is in contrast to a traditional classroom course that meets once a week over a period of months. Online classes also give clients freedom. They can be taken from anywhere in the U.S. that has an Internet connection. This is especially helpful for people who travel for business like truck drivers, sales people or executives.
A final consideration is that online DUI classes like those provided by the AJ Novick Group, Inc., give the client complete privacy. This might be a situation that you don’t want others to know about, or would like to keep under the radar. The only people who are aware you are taking an online DUI class are you, your attorney and judge. This aspect takes away any embarrassment or uncomfortable feelings about being in a classroom full of strangers.