Reasons Why You Should Say ‘No’ To Drinking And Driving
When your mother asks you to avoid driving after drinking, her concerned tone seems foolish to you. It’s quite natural for you to feel so because the adrenaline rush and thrill that you feel after driving post a few drinks is a matchless experience. But, dear friend, there is a reason why people tell you to say ‘no’ to drinking and driving.
The first and foremost reason why driving after having alcohol is a strict no-no is because after getting intoxicated, alcohol enters your blood and impairs activity. As a result, you find it difficult to undertake basic activities. It also affects your thinking capabilities and visual abilities. Consequently, it becomes difficult for you to focus on driving. Since, driving is quite synonymous with multi-tasking, it’s best to avoid driving after drinking because it can make you lose control. Secondly, alcohol tends to give you a ‘high’ because of which you feel like being above the world. This feeling makes your driving offensively. The result is, your chances of meeting with an accident or hitting someone on the road increase. If someone else meets with an accident due to your rash driving, you’ll have to live with the guilt of spoiling someone else’s life forever. On the contrary, if you meet with an accident and have to bear with a serious injury, you may have to be hospitalized for a long time. If you have to face injury to any body part or if you have to lose a body part, you will have to spend all your life as a handicapped person. In the worst of cases, this accident can also prove to be fatal.
Besides the physical and psychological aspect, drinking & driving also has a legal context. As you must already be knowing, drinking and driving is a legal offense and it can lead to monetary penalty or jail. If you happen to get drunk at a party and drive home and if you meet a cop on the road, you’ll have to participate in the investigation. If they find a high blood alcohol content upon analysis, you’ll lose many a things, including suspension of your drivers’ license.
So, the best way out is to avoid driving after drinking. If you wish to drink, make sure you do not drive. Ask someone else who is sober to drive you home. Also make sure, none of your drunken friends drives the car. Avoid traffic fatalities and accidents at all costs. Have safe drinking and safe driving. After all, if your life is saved, only then can you enjoy life, even if enjoyment means drinking with a group of friends.