Choices: The Dangers of Drunk Driving

Choices: The Dangers of Drunk Driving

I can definitely drive.” These are usually the last words of drunken driving casualties. Every year, millions of people worldwide tell themselves they can drive drunk just fine. Worse yet, many people know they shouldn’t be driving in the state they’re in but do anyway. Just because you make it home safely to your bed does not mean that you’ve made anything even CLOSE to a good decision. When you put those keys in the ignition and drive away after having been drinking, you are not only putting your own life at risk, but also the lives of all others sharing the road.

In today’s day and age, with apps like Uber and Lyft, and with other forms of public transportation readily available, driving drunk is inexcusable. It’s literally the worst of several decisions you could make on how to get where you’re going next. So, then it starts with you. It starts with each of us, but together we can make a difference. Walk. Take a bus, or a taxi, or an Uber or a Lyft. Maybe catch a ride from a sober friend. Plan ahead. Some things just aren’t worth the risk.

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