Drinking and Driving By: Ariana Stewart

It is not a smart idea to drink and drive no matter how much you have to drink. Some people think it’s okay to drive after just having 1 or 2 drinks. But it is not. If you get behind the wheel after you have drank any alcoholic beverages you are technically breaking the law. The amount of women getting arrested for driving under the influence has increased by 25 percent. Also, if you drive while under the influence you could crash your car. And injure yourself or someone else, maybe even killing yourself or someone else. In 2014, 3,885 young drivers were involved in bad car crashes. Among those crashes 24% had been drinking. 47% of the young drivers who had been drinking and were killed in crashes were not wearing their seatbelts. In 2014, there were 11,731 alcohol related crashes. That’s 1 fatality every 53 minutes. On New Year’s Day there were 10 fatalities, 5 being alcohol related. Half of those accidents were caused by drinking and driving. If you have just one DUI, your license will be revoked for a few months, but you have to pay to get it back. But if you’re on your third or fourth or more, your license could be permantly revoked. If you get caught driving without a license you are breaking the law, and you could end up going to jail. Besides, do you really want to be responsible for killing someone’s wife, husband, mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter? If not, I would suggest not drinking or driving. Ever. But if you do go out drinking make sure you have someone to drive you home. If you don’t you could call the local police station, they would be happy to take you home safely.

"The problem with drinking and driving is the mourning after".

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