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Be A Hero By Being A Designated Driver

Updated on August 12, 2013

Don't Let This Be Your Parking Spot

Be a Hero and Save Lives

Everyone looks up to and loves a hero right? What do you say, do you want to be a hero? If you would you like to save lives, then I STRONGLY suggest you be a hero by being a designated driver while out partying with your family or friends.

Drinking and driving, although many think it is no big deal until that fatal night that may lie ahead. Everyone that drinks alcohol says, "I am fine to drive and nothing will happen if I get behind the wheel of my vehicle." If you think this, you are dead wrong. All the times you have driven drunk you have lucked out by the grace of God, but one day when you least expect it something will happen that will change your life and the lives of many others if you live to see what you have done.

All of us know what happens when you drink and drive, but many are too pig headed to listen to the ones that say not to drive while being drunk or for that matter, not to drive while having any alcohol in your system. We all have seen what damages drinking and driving do, either through television shows, you tube videos, books, commercials, bill boards,, ads and so many other places, but the point just doesn't get through to many people.

These people thing that they are indestructible and nothing will ever happen to them while drinking and driving. If you don't care enough about your own life that is fine, but you are putting other innocent peopl;e in your harms way.

Drinking and Driving

As the picture shows you don't have to kill someone while you drink and driving in order to ruin their life.

It upsets me to no end when someone gets in a car and drives drunk. They think nothing of it and don't care about the consequences that may be in their future, possibly minutes away from leaving the bar or place of party.

If you are not responsible enough for your own actions and not responsible enough to know when enough is enough when drinking alcohol then you have a lot of growing up to do.

Hand of those keys to a designated driver and save your life and other innocent people. By handing over those keys you will be sure to get home safe and those that are with you will get home safe as well.

If there is no designated drive and you have had too much to drink, then swallow your pride and call a cab or someone you might know such as your parents or a friend that is not out drinking their brains out.

As I have written in many of my articles and hubs, I am not anti-drinking, but it has to be done with some responsibility. I loved to drink, don't get me wrong, but the drink didn't love me so I stand here in front of you sober and trying to get the point across to save your life and those that may have their life snuffed out by a drunk driver.


© 2011 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise, as always thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart for your support to me and my jouney to get the point across to as many people addicted as I can.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Annie, thanks again for your kind words and support to me. I will continue to write each night as much as I can to get the point across to all those that have an addiction. I know I am not the cure all, but I will give it my best and just hope I will touch someones life out there in the world we live.


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Stephanie, Thank you for your comment and you are so right, just don't drink and if you do, have that designated driver lined up to get everyone home safe and sound.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      This is so tragic of a subject, isn't it. So many needless losses. Wow, nicely said, Marky.

    • annmackiemiller profile image


      7 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      wonderful hub Mark - we can't be told about this often enough although things are much better than they used to be there is still far too many people willing to take a chance on other people's lives as well as their own.

      I don't drink much so I am always the designated driver which suits me just fine.

    • stephhicks68 profile image

      Stephanie Hicks 

      7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      It is so easy to prevent drunk driving! (1) don't drink or (2) have a sober person (or taxi) drive you home. Why put innocent people at risk?


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