Say No to Drinking and Driving

By: Ami Barraza

DWI

DWI means that you have been drinking and driving and you got caught.


5 Facts on Drinking and Driving

  • On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest.
  • Every 90 seconds, someone is injured from a drunk driving incident.
  • In 2011, 9,878 people were victims of drunk drivers.
  • 211 children were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2010. Of those 211 children, 62 percent were riding in the car with the impaired driver.
  • Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teens, and roughly one-third of these accidents involve alcohol or another substance.


30 Ways DWI Can Affect Your Life

  1. Your license gets taken away.
  2. It's going to be in your record.
  3. You can lose your job.
  4. Your insurance will double.
  5. If you get another DWI it will charge longer.
  6. When are you trying to get a job you have to check yes when it say "Have you ever been convicted of a crime."
  7. You will have to pay a surcharge to the Texas Department which can be up to 1,000 per year.
  8. Police officers can see that you have gotten a DWI.
  9. You can become homeless
  10. You can't live in a apartment because they think you are a serial killer
  11. You have to have one of the things to blow in it for your car.
  12. You get house arrest.
  13. You can get probation.
  14. Car get pounded
  15. You can't leave the country

5 Ways to aviod drinking and driving

  • Don't drink and drive.
  • If you get drunk tell somebody to drive you home.
  • Obey the laws
  • Don't tell the police you have been drinking.
  • Don't Take the Coordination Tests
  • Make Sure Your Car Meets All Legal Requirements To Be On The Road