The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving

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When you get into your vehicle, put your keys in the ignition and put it into drive you a responsible for everyone on the road: yourself and the people around you. “In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you” (Texting and driving, Heit). Texting while driving are never okay in any circumstance. Drinking and driving becomes very dangerous for yourself and the people on the roads around you. Many people think that sending a message at the stop light is not causing harm. Most of the time it is not, but the person not paying attention can easily hit another car. Some people think that if they have only had a few alcoholic beverages that they will be okay to ride to the gas station or a fast food restaurant. Texting and driving is said to be more dangerous than drinking and driving, but in my opinion, both are just as dangerous. Texting and driving is become …show more content…
More people are aware of the consequences and dangers of getting into the car after drinking. “An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before first arrest” (Drinking and driving, Madd.org). Every time that a drunk driver decides to get into the car, it puts everyone else on the road in danger. Majority of the time the drunk driver ends up killing someone else. “Every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving accident” (Drinking and driving, Madd.org). That is over 100 people injured in a drunk driving accident every hour. Population becomes smaller and smaller each year due to drunk drivers. Many people think that it is okay to have a few drinks and get into the car to drive. Although rates may be low, there are still high chances of getting into a wreck and someone being injured. People get their license taken away after a DUI and continue to drive without a license. Drinking and driving is a very serious matter and needs to be

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