Most of us know that drunk driving is harmful to everyone – not only to the driver, but also to his or her passengers and to people in the streets. Nevertheless, knowing the rule does not necessarily mean obedience to it and many people still do not consider drunk driving a serious problem. Statistics on deaths from alcohol-impacted car accidents is very scary, it makes car crashes one of the top dangerous causes of death. Some numbers are presented below.
As it was researched by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009 over 37 thousand people died in car accidents, and around 11,5 thousand of them due to drunk driving. If these figures do not scare you enough – just calculate it: last year’s deaths related to drunk driving accounted more than 32% of all deaths in car crashes. If we put it another way – every 45 minutes one person loses his or her life in alcohol-impacted car crash. Isn’t this a strong motivation to take the issue more seriously?
Drunk driving is a serious issue, which leads to severe consequences. Students have to be taught and educated on this issue starting from school. Before person reaches 16, he or she must know how precious life is and how to take full responsibility for his/her actions.
If you are drunk and still going to sit behind the wheel – think again! What if something goes wrong? The less harmful, what may happen – you will be stopped by the police and given a ticket. But it could be more dangerous and serious. Take care of your life, life of your beloved ones, and just do not harm other drivers and passengers. Drive safely and wisely.