A lot of us start driving as young as 16 years old, and we start getting our permanent licenses around the age of 18. Now, what a lot of us end up doing overtime, is underestimating the dangers that are associated with getting behind the wheels. Car accidents are incredibly common and can range anywhere from a small bump to a fender bender which can cause serious and even fatal consequences. Yet, we tend to forget this fact sometimes. It is our responsibility to keep ourselves and other people on the road safe as we are driving. You text, attend phone calls or get distracted when driving, and you especially don’t drink and drive.
When you decide to get behind the wheel when you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are going in with your cognition and reflexes slowed down. This means your reactivity will be slower, as well as your level of alertness. This can very easily become a recipe for disaster and we have all witnessed what happens in these kinds of accidents. Pedestrians, other drivers have become collateral damage too many times because of people who decide to drive when they are not sober.
Families have been completely changed because of this decision, the public property has been destroyed, and you can end up with serious criminal charges if you end up causing harm or damage. You want to make driving a responsible act, and if you are even contemplating getting behind the wheel when you are not sober, it is not worth it. Ask a friend to drop you home, call a taxi or an Uber, walk home if you need to, do whatever. Getting a DUI or just putting yourself and other people at risk is not worth it.