There are many reasons not to drink or do drugs and get behind the steering wheel of a car. Statistics show how being inebriated affect your timing in the event of an accident. Putting on the brake can be delayed significantly if a person is under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering drug. Swerving during driving, or crossing the yellow line can cause a head on collision. Often times, people will go the wrong way when they cannot effectively read and process signs on the highway. Speeding or slowing down can result in accidents if other drivers are not very careful. Accidents are:
1. deadly. Drinking and driving can have devastating effects on not only the driver, but anyone involved in an accident. Pedestrians, bikers, or even people in another vehicle are not exempt from becoming hurt or worse. Death may not be the worst thing that could happen. Personal injury could mean a vegetative life or a paralyzed life after such an incident. It’s also possible to have a jail sentence after a wreck caused by alcohol. Or, could you imagine trying to live the rest of your life knowing you had hurt someone else, or possibly killed someone? It would be a hard thing to get over or live down, to be involved in a terrible wreck, knowing you could have easily avoided it.
2. costly. Perhaps no one was involved in the accident but you. Maybe you just wrapped your car around a tree, or took out a fence post, or mail box. Maybe you didn’t even have an accident-just got stopped by a police officer. Insurance fees and fines are just a few of the costly items that follow any issue involving a conflict with the police, assuming you get to keep your license. Losing your license will eventually happen if you don’t take care of your habit. It will just be a matter of time.
3. ignorant. Accidents happen. There is no shame in having an accident. However, there is if you caused the accident by being intoxicated. Everyone knows that it is against the law to drive a vehicle if your mind is impaired with alcohol or drugs. It is illegal. It is illegal for a good reason. Safety. It is illegal for our safety, and others who are on the road the same time we are. It is plain dumb to try to operate machinery when you cannot even walk a straight line.