Drinking And Driving Over .08

Drinking and driving takes lives.

Many people drink alcohol and think nothing of getting in their car or someone else after a night out on the town drinking and parting away. With every drink of alcohol those people lose their sense of direction and their common sense totally.

These people that drink alcohol and get in an automobile or any motorize vehicle are not drinking responsibly. There placing their lives and a life or lives of innocent people in harms way.

The alcohol has kicked in and they think that they are indestructible, but little do they know that night out on the town just may change their lives and possibly others in a split second.

Within all of our states in the United States each one has different guidelines regarding their over the limit BAC.

Since I live in New Jersey I will tell you that drinking and driving over .o8 is a offense and if you are found guilty and your BAC is over .08 you will pay the consequences. Below are the guidelines for New Jersey and there are a few links for other states as well. If you want to find your state and it's guidelines then here is the link for such.

  • Non-commercial drivers age 21+ are considered legally drunk when their blood alcohol level is .08 or more.
  • Drivers of commercial vehicles are legally drunk when their blood alcohol level is .04 percent or greater.
  • Drivers under 21 are legally drunk when their blood alcohol level is .01 or more.

GOING OUT TONIGHT - SO ARE WE!

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This billboard was just put up where I live and I think that it makes a great message and a fair warning to those that want to go out and drink and drive. You may get away with it a couple of times, but your day will come and you will be caught for sure, that's of course if you don't kill yourself in the meantime.

I really don't like being harsh with my words, but sometimes it is a must in order to get the point across to those that drink and drive and think nothing of it. Your time will come whether you think so or not. All in do time my friends. Your clock is ticking and the law is waiting.

LOOK AT THE GIFT YOU GET FOR BEING CAUGHT DRINKING AND DRIVING

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DO YOU GET THE PICTURE YET?

I just thought of something that you may not know and that is if you are worried about being caught drinking and driving, I have the answer for you and that is:

DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE AND YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT EXCEPT ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER, SO BE CAREFUL, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS DRUNK BEHIND THE WHEEL!

  • I hope these photos don't upset anyone, but they must be shown to get the point across.

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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub! Wow! those pictures are worth a thousand words and more. Nice job, amigo.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Denise, thanks again. I want to read your latest too and comment, and also I have to reply on your comment and Cara's too. i think I am spreading myself too thin lol. Trying to clean house and garage out etc and write too :(

I didn't want to put those photos in but it has to be done so people can see exactly what can happen when drinking and driving.

((((HUGS))))


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My Stories 5 years ago

Great Job! Keep writing about this. The more I read your hubs about alcohol, the more I want to stay away. Sometimes the effects aren't till later. You could have many drinks and feel fine and talking to people and the next thing you know you are passed out. Having that effect behind the wheel is no good.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

My Stories, Thanks for your comment! I wrote one other hub like this some time ago. Many people don't want to see photo's such as I put in hub, But I need to do it so people can realize the lives they may take by drinking and driving.

Thanks again and BTW I see you score is catching up to me:):) Great job!!

PS Stay away from the drink, it is nothing but big trouble, You are very wise to stay away:)


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Powerful message, Mark! Your hub is bound to impact someone, somewhere. I like your comments to My Stories, to stay away from alcohol; it is true that it's nothing but trouble. As you know, my dad, brother were alcoholics as well as my ex and it's takes away all that is beautiful and with potential.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Marie, so nice to see and hear from you again. If anyone ask me about drinking I certainly will frown upon drinking , that's for sure. Nothing but BIG trouble and I can testify to that!! It is really sad to hear about your family and their addiction. I hope all is well with you and your family! :)

God Bless,

Mark


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PA Injury Lawyers 5 years ago from Scranton Pennsylvania

Thanks for sharing this. So many people's lives are changed by drunk driving each year. Articles like this really help drive the point home that drunk driving is incredibly dangerous, especially the pictures of the crumpled vehicles. Excellent job on this one!


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

PA Injury Lawyers- Thannk you for your comment and really nice meeting you. I try to find ands write to hopefully get the point across to those that are addicted to alcohol and drive drunk. I hope these hubs hit home to some and least some lives before it is too late.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Kristi, thank you so much for your comment. I have written so many hubs and articles on different websites about alcohol and it's effects to our bodies and our lives, including our families in hopes to get the word out and just maybe someone in the world will learn a lesson by my mistakes. I hope these hubs will turn a light bulb on for someone that is addicted to alcohol and they can find sobriety as I did.

Thanks so much for the link. I will check it out

Mark


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Carrie Terry 4 years ago from golden, colorado

Again i want to say thank you for a great artical. When I got my dui i blew a .38 and was coherant enough to carry on a concersation with the cops. I am so truelly thankful i didnt get into a car accident. i paid dearly though. do you mind if i link some of your hubs to future ones i will be writting.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Carrie- Thank you so much for reading and comment on this hub. I don't mind at all for linking my hubs into yours. Let me know when you have published one so I can read it and comment. Thank God you din't get into an accident for sure. God was by your side on that one.

All the best to you :)

Mark


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Carrie Terry 4 years ago from golden, colorado

God has protected me so many times in my life. I will let you know.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Carrie I am glad you are safe and sound and sober too :) stay in touch.

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