Wednesday, May 27, 2020
After having a couple of drinks, some people are under the misconception they are fine to get behind the wheel. Even a small amount of alcohol can affect a person quickly. According to research by the AdCouncil.org, the most common excuse given after an accident resulting from drunk driving is, “I’m just buzzed” or “I only had a few.” Further investigation determined the term “buzzed” could mean anything from feeling slightly tipsy to being falling-down, roaring drunk.
20% of vehicle traffic fatalities are caused by drunk driving. In 2018, 231 children, under the age of 13, were killed due to drunk driving. According to the NHTSA, that same year 10,511 people died in drunk-driving crashes in the United States.
Remember, the driver’s life, and the lives of others on the road, are at risk every time someone gets behind the wheel after drinking. There is no safe way to combine drinking, in any amount, and driving. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Period.