The devastating impacts and legal implications of driving under the influence of alcohol may include injury, death, jail time, social difficulties and eventual bankruptcy.

Nevertheless it seems that young males in particular are not heeding to the warnings promoted by groups such as Join the Drive.

Data put forward by Join the Drive has revealed that between 2010 and 2014, 87% of young persons (aged 16-24) killed in drink-driving related accidents were male.

Even more surprising for most people, is that passengers of a vehicle being driven by a person under the influence may also suffer legal ramifications, should an accident occur. Due to contributory negligence laws, insurance payouts for injuries sustained in this type of car accident are sometimes significantly reduced, which may lead to financial hardship for the injured passengers and their families.

This article is NOT legal advice. Strict time limits, rules and regulations apply to making a claims in Queensland. Any person considering a claim should seek legal advice as a matter of urgency.

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