Although I could note every terrible statistic I find, what difference will it make to those who choose to drink and drive? Unfortunately, sometimes until a person drives impaired from alcohol and causes an accident they may continue to deny the impact they can have on their life or another person’s life.
Many say “What’s the harm, I got home safely and no one was hurt?” Just because you made it home safely does not mean that you’re making a right choice. When putting those keys in the ignition and driving away after drinking you are not only putting your life at risk but you are risking the lives of all those you come across. Alcohol affects you in a way that changes your judgement, depth perception and vital motor skills required to drive safely. It’s easy to think you are driving normally when truly you are not.
Being convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol can impact your life in ways you may not be aware of including loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and possible incarceration.
Is drinking and driving more important than your legal status or life? Operating a motor vehicle while sober can be difficult in itself, adding alcohol into the mix is putting your life and the lives of others on the roadways at risk. Make the right choice and put your keys down.