Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Despite legal initiatives and public education campaigns, drunk driving remains a serious problem in the United States. Before getting behind the wheel after having a few, consider the many reasons why you should not.

Legal Penalties – In Louisiana, driver’s license suspension is required for people who receive a DWI. Also, there are fines and court costs that will be assessed to those convicted of drinking and driving.

Diminished Driving Skills – Alcohol impairs your motor skills, meaning drunk drivers are dangerous drivers.
Reaction Time and Judgment – Alcohol acts as a depressant on the central nervous system. Because of this, it can significantly impair judgment and reaction time—a bad combination when behind the wheel.

Guilt – If the above reasons are not enough to think twice before driving after having a few drinks, ask yourself if you will be able to live with the guilt if someone is injured or killed because of your reckless actions.

To report impaired drivers, commuters are encouraged to dial *27 (*CP) from their cellular phone or 504-835-3116 to contact the Causeway and Huey P. Long Police dispatch.