Say NO To Drinking & Driving
By: Jazmine Marie Veloz
5 Fact On Drinking & Driving
- Impairment is not reliant upon the type of alcohol consumed, rather the number of drinks over a certain period of time. Despite myths and misconceptions, coffee, a cold shower, or exercise will not make a person more sober; only time will.
- On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest.
- Every 53 minutes in America, a life is lost in a drunk driving crash; that equates to 27 people every day.
- For drivers under 21, the U.S. has a No Tolerance policy which does not allow any alcohol to be in the blood system while behind the wheel. The consequences could include expensive fines, loss of license, or jail.
- Every 90 seconds, someone is injured from a drunk driving incident.
30 Ways DWI Can Effect You
- Lose money
- Arrested and Booked
Appear in Court
Lose Your Driver's License
Pay a Fine
Go to Jail
Complete the Terms of Probation
Go to Drunk Driving School
Undergo Alcohol Evaluation
Pay Higher Auto Insurance
Install an Ignition Interlock Device
- Lose your job
- Lose your insurance
- Can't go out of the state or country
- Lose your license
- Have a bad reputation
- Get into a bad crash
- You can't get a job easily
- Car rental companies might refuse a request for a vehicle due to a DWI record.
- Both traffic violations and criminal offenses might result in harsher penalties due to a DWI.
- A DWI record might lower your chances for admission to an educational program or disqualify you from scholarship opportunity.
- Your ability to get any kinds of guns might be limited or barred altogether
- A residential facility might deny a rental application due to a DWI record.
- It can effect your loved ones and how they turn out to love you in the end.
- Your driving record shows if you have a DWI conviction and that's not good.
- Ruin your life practically.
- You can hurt yourself and the people around you.
- Lose everything in your life.
- Get in trouble with the law, very badly.
- Might have a parole officer.
6 Ways To Avoid Drinking & Driving
- Do not drive.
- Have someone drive you places if you do drink.
- If you do drink, do it somewhere walking distance of your home.
- Eat lots of food.
- Call a taxi.