Drivers of all ages, lend me your ears! My name is Danny Blu, and you should know that I can’t stand reckless drivers. While I know I can’t prevent every accident, I want to do my part to teach others about the dangers of reckless driving.
Today’s topic is about drunk driving. Why was it made illegal? Because you can be seriously injured or killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Even the drunk driver can be hurt or killed.
People who drink and drive know it’s not safe to do so, but they think they are fine to drive because “they didn’t drink that much.” They misjudge their own intoxication level until they are already behind the wheel.
Some people may not have “felt drunk” at the time when they made the decision to drive, but the alcohol hadn’t really hit their system yet. It can take a few minutes for the alcohol to impact them.
Be Safe, Not Sorry.
The way to stay safe and not cause an accident after drinking is to never drive after drinking any alcohol. Alcohol affects different people differently. The effects are heightened depending on whether you’ve eaten that day, how long ago you ate, how much you weigh, how long it’s been since you last drank alcohol, which type of alcohol you’re drinking, and on and on.
You won’t know the effects for sure, so it’s best not to mess around.
In today’s world, you have many options for getting home. You can take a taxi or call an Uber or Lyft. You can bring a designated driver along with you to the bar, restaurant, or party. Many bars and restaurants also have programs designed to assist intoxicated customers with finding a ride home. You can also ask a stranger for a ride—they will have done their Good Samaritan duty for the year—win win for both of you.
There really are no excuses for drinking and driving in today’s technologically advanced age.
What You Could Do to Someone’s Life
If you choose to drink and drive, you could shatter someone else’s life. You could severely and permanently injure someone. You could even kill someone, destroying an entire family who loves them.
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Thank you for lending me your ears. I hope you now understand a little more about why it’s important to never drink and drive. Check back soon for more posts related to the dangers of reckless driving and related matters.