Drinking And Driving - Is It Really Worth Your Life

Everyone that gets behind the wheel drunk should think of these words. Drinking and driving, is it really worth your life? So many people that drink and drive think that nothing will ever happen to them while behind the wheel drunk.

I don't know about you, but have you ever seen a accident caused by a drunk driver and the devastation it has brought? Have you seen fatalities with your own eyes caused by drinking and driving?

If not, it sure would make you think twice before you get behind the wheel again drunk. If you ever plan to go out and drink at a party or a bar then you really should make arrangements before hand to have someone get you home safe that hasn't been drinking.

You can't act like you can get home safe just because you have done it a hundred times before, because believe me your time is coming and it would be horrible if that should happen to you or you kill an innocent person or persons because you were too proud to ask for a ride home.

Swallow your pride and don't drink and drive. Ask for someone to take you home. You will thank yourself the next morning. Even go as far to call the Police to drive you home. I am very sure they will respect you for not getting behind the wheel drunk. They would be more than happy to help you get home safe.

Think to yourself when you are ready to put that key in the ignition and start your car, that is now a time bomb ready to explode with you in it.

Value your life and other's lives when you are drinking and decide to get behind the wheel drunk PLEASE!!

I don't know how many articles I have to write to put the point across to the world. Also to our young teenagers that drinking and driving, it will kill you and others. If you drink alcohol you have to be responsible for your actions, meaning, Please Think Before You Drink!

So what do you say for all those people that drink and drive? Are you willing to put your life and other lives in harms way just because you are too proud to call someone to pick you up at a party or bar?

Swallow that pride and don't be embarrassed to call someone just because all your friends don't treasure their lives or others. Don't be a follower, be a leader! You will be respected by your choice to get that ride home.

Love yourself and other innocent people enough to make the right decision when drinking alcohol and parting like no tomorrow. It is not worth the chance you will take to get home without something horrible happening to you and maybe others that are taking that DEATH RIDE home with you.

IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE!

LETS NOT HAVE THIS SPOT RESERVED FOR YOU !

PLEASE DON'T LET THIS BE YOU!

REMEMBER THIS!!

Always remember that accidents from drinking and driving doesn't discriminate. It will happen to any of us no matter what age, sex or race. The demons inside of you are out for blood and your life. There is two things that alcohol can do and they are:

TO GET YOU DRUNK AND TO KILL YOU IF YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE WHILE DRINKING!!

TREASURE YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS. DON'T CUT YOUR LIFE OR OTHERS SHORT BECAUSE OF ONE WRONG DECISION YOU MADE!

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jellygator 4 years ago from USA

I used to tell patients, "If you know you're going to drink, have your plan for not driving, too. If you know you're driving, do NOT drink!" The two definitely don't go together, and if a person has that firmly in their mindset, the roads would be a little bit safer.


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ruthclark3 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Good advice. Thanks.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ Ruth thanks Ruth and thank you for reading :)

@ jellygator- Thanks for your comment and for reading. Everyone should really think hard before getting behind the wheel after drinking.


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fiftyish 4 years ago from UK & South East Asian Region

Good sound advice Mark.

Sadly, it all too often falls on death ears. It's not just the young and ignorant either. A lot of middle-aged, married guys with kids are getting behind the wheel every weekend for no other reason than they don't want to pay weekend taxi fares, or wait around for the taxi scramble after midnight.

Just as bad as a drunk driver, IMO, are those folks that happily get into the car knowing their driver is over the legal limit. And if those passengers are sober, and therefore not impaired by alcohol, then they are even more irresponsible.

I speak from some experience on this subject unfortunately :(

Andy Aitch


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Your photos really make your heart sink as you realize how much damage can be done when alcohol is involved. I hope hat your message is beginning to make a difference. Thanks for sharing.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I know someone that gets behind the wheel no matter how much they've had to drink and it angers me so much. I've tried time and time again to get them to stop without any luck. I think I'll send them a link to your hub and maybe something will sink in.


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Carrie Terry 4 years ago from golden, colorado

Love the ophoto of the parking space. It really makes you think..I love the commercials of buzzed drinking and driving. You may only have a little to drink but it is still altering your mind and other things.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ Andy - thanks for the comment and for reading and I am so glad you are safe. Yes the people that get in a car knowing the driver has been drinking are crazy. Putting their lives in the hands of someone that may kill them by the end of the night. hopefully they will learn before it is too late.

@ teaches12345- yes that is why I posted the picture to hopefully scare the crap out of those that drink and drive. Maybe it will make them think twice before they step into the car drunk. Thank you for commenting my friend !!

@ Susan- So nice to see you again. hope all is well with you and thank you for reading and your comment. Hopefully the pictures will help your friend realize it can happen to anyone.

@ Carrie - Thanks so much for your comment Carrie and I figure one drink or twelve, it is still drinking and driving and one drink may alter some people depending on the person. All the best to you my friend :):)

All the best to you Andy

Mark


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Thank you for the advices, these are very helpful. Still it pays not to drink when you're driving, and not to drive when you're drunk. Think before you drink is the shortest reminder worth memorizing. Take care and blessings all the time!


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fiftyish 4 years ago from UK & South East Asian Region

A Lesson Not to Forget!

Speed Kills and if there's one thing a lot of drunk drivers have to courage to do, it's to drive fast and recklessly, especially youths. But you don't need speed to finish you off, because a slow prang can do just as good a job.

My worst accident ever (drunk at 17), was at under 10 miles an hour. I was on a motorcycle and couldn't focus properly, so misjudged an oncoming vehicle at a mini roundabout.

I laid on my back in a hospital for 5 long months (saw my 18th birthday there). I couldn't work for 1.5 years, and had to learn how to walk again. I still have scars and a limp to this day, so it's not something that can ever be forgotten.

The good news is that I never injured or killed any other party as a result of my stupidity. If I had have done, I'm not sure how I would have lived with that memory.

Others have not been as fortunate as I.

Andy Aitch


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ Andy- Wow that is horrible but I am so glad you are alive and well now. I couldn't imagine what you had to go through. I remember drinking and driving when I was young and stupid. I was so so lucky I didn't kill myself or some innocent person or family. Glad you are okay and lets preach the word of NO DRINKING AND DRIVING! That is my goal in my writing and I will continue to write about addiction till my fingers don't work anymore.

God Bless you Andy !!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Tonipet - I am so sorry for the long delay for replying to your comment, but thank you so much for reading and your comment. It feels good to go to a party and not drink and be able to get in my car with no worries whatsoever :)


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Read-N-Learn 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

This hub is a great eye-opener for people who can hardly think the dangers of drinking and driving. Thanks for posting such a very informative hub! I believe that through this, a number of lives can be saved.


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the clean life 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Read-N-Learn- Thank you so much for reading and your comment. I sure hope those that drink and drive read this before heading out for a night of drinking.

Stay safe and thanks!


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Read-N-Learn 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

You're very much welcome! Your published hub is truly worth reading.

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