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Dangers of drunk driving

Bathroom Remodeler Reminds Class of MADD Roots

We were pleased to have a local bathroom remodeling company, Clear Choice Bath, visit the 6th grade class of Lincoln Middle School. As they spoke, the representative reminded us of the MADD origins. As the acronym suggests, MADD had its roots in the anger and rage that one mother, Candace Lightner, felt after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver while walking on the sidewalk. The perpetrator of this horrendous crime, Clarence William Busch, not only fled the scene of the crime but was a repeat offender who was out on bail for a prior hit and run incident while under the influence.

But Candace’s anger was not only directed towards Busch. The fact that this crime was responsible for the highest number of fatalities of persons between the ages of 15 and 23 years and that over 250,000 died due to alcohol related auto accidents, really spurred Candace to start taking action as there seemed to be nothing that anyone was doing to reduce these horrifying statistics.

To top it off, she was made to understand that it was less than likely that her daughter, Cari’s, killer was less than likely to suffer the consequences of his criminal action. While drunk driving laws existed in 1980 when the crime was committed, it wasn’t likely that a person would be charged or receive the sentence that they deserved.

Candace decided that this injustice needed to change and to create awareness and change the perception surrounding drunk driving. At the time, drinking and driving was considered to be acceptable even though the statistics showed that doing so would probably end in the death of the drunk driver or another, innocent victim on the road.

Her actions stirred the proverbial bees nest and within just 3 years, mass protests against current drunk driving laws took place across the United States. With millions of people affected by this type of crime, it wasn’t surprising when the charity organization went international.

MADD has been responsible for revolutionizing the way that people think about drunk driving as well as changing the legal system regarding DWI’s. Some of the most significant changes that have been driven by MADD include:

– The designated driver phenomenon. It was MADD that first coined this phrase and created a mindset where once person in a group would always remain sober and be responsible for all driving.
– In 1984, MADD was behind changing the legal age for drinking from 18 years to 21 years.
– In the 90’s, it drove the campaign to lower the legal blood alcohol content for drivers from 0.10 to 0.8.
– The organization also took on the challenge to reduce underage drinking by forcing advertising to be less attractive to the youth.

There are many more changes that were made by MADD through the years, all that have contributed significantly to lowering fatalities and injuries related to drunk driving. However, perhaps the most important achievement is that fatalities caused whien driving while intoxicated can now result in charges of manslaughter or murder being brought against the perpetrators, effectively criminalizing drunk driving.

While Busch’s name has all but been forgotten over the decades, Cari, through her mother’s actions, will be remembered eternally.

The Air Duct Cleaning Company That Gives School Talks

The dangers of drunk driving could not be more obvious. If you drive while you are drunk, there is always the possibility that you are going to be pulled over. All over the country, there are laws against drinking and driving. But outside of skirmishes with the law, there are some real dangers posed by drunk driving.
These real dangers include damage to property and loss of lives. We really do not need to tell you, but there are many people out there who have suffered a lot because a drunk driver took away their loved one or damaged their property in ways that can get them bankrupt. A local company (Alpine Air Care) is sponsoring DUI awareness talks in the schools around the area, and it seems to be opening some eyes.

Their message is, if you like to drink, don’t even think about getting behind the wheel, unless if you want to go on a suicide mission to drive yourself over a high cliff. If you are going out, make sure you have someone with you who will not be drinking and would be the sane one in the group once everyone has gone drunk.

What can we do to solve it? In South Korea, there are people who drive drunk people to their homes on their own (the drunk person) cars. It is a good idea that I hope catches on in the US.

Phoenix Air Duct Cleaning Company Sponsors Campaign

It should be obvious that anyone who drives while under the influence of alcohol is playing a game similar to Russian roulette. It will be only a matter of time before you either kill yourself, kill someone else, or have a very serious accident that could affect you for the rest of your life. There is nothing wrong with having a few drinks and if you find yourself in a situation where you have had too many then you need to be prepared to not get behind the wheel.

How do you do this? It is really quite easy. Before you start drinking any alcohol make plans on what to do about getting back home. This can be as simple as selecting a designated driver if there is a group of you going out for a few drinks. You can also leave the keys of your car at home and take a taxi to the event and back home again. If you are going to a party at a friends house then simply give the responsible host of the party your car keys and ask them to make arrangements later on to get you back home.

A local Phoenix air duct cleaning company started a campaign for local businesses to assist in getting the word out that driving while under the influence of alcohol is not worth ruining the rest of your life. As we get more details we will post here first.

Understanding The Dangers Of Drunk Driving

It’s easy to think that you are okay to drive after having one or two drinks. In many cases, you may not even feel buzzed. However, even a very small amount of alcohol can put your blood alcohol content over the legal limit for driving.

Understanding the dangers of drunk driving is important for anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car. Not only can you wind up getting ticketed if you get pulled over while intoxicated but you can also cause serious accidents that could result in injuries or death for the people involved.

Imagine how devastated you would be if you caused an accident where someone else was seriously injured or killed. Likewise, think about how devastated your family would be if you, yourself, were killed in a drunk driving related accident.

The risks associated with driving while intoxicated are far too steep to take any chances. No matter how little you have had to drink, it is always best to err on the side of caution. Call a cab or have a friend drive you home instead of getting behind the wheel. By doing so, you may be able to present a serious accident. It’s easier to just say no. Please.

The Dangers Of Drunk Driving Should Be Taken Seriously

Unfortunately, too many people drive a car after they’ve been drinking. It doesn’t take much to be legally intoxicated, and that limit is something people often overlook. They think they’re fine, and they don’t fully comprehend the dangers and consequences of drunk driving. We’ve all heard about them numerous times, but they don’t resonate with everyone until it’s too late.

The first danger of drunk driving is that you’re putting your life and the lives of others in jeopardy. Even if you think you can drive just fine while drunk, you cannot. The drinking affects the way you think, so you are going to think you can do things that you cannot. You are not able to drive after drinking, and you have to remember again that it’s not just your life you’re putting in jeopardy but other people’s lives as well.

Another one of the dangers of drunk driving is that you could get in trouble with the law. You could wind up facing serious fines, jail time, a suspended license and more. If you think risking being pulled over isn’t a big deal, it is, so make sure that you understand all the consequences of drinking and driving.

Hello and welcome!

My name is Jason and I’m a recovering alcoholic from Johnstown, PA. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life and spreading the word about the dangers of drunk driving became my life’s mission after getting into an accident while drunk.

Knowing the dangers of drunk driving is important. Drunk driving can kill and injure people. Not just the driver or the people in their car but anyone else on the road. I learned about drunk driving the hard way and I never want anyone else to have to go through what I did.

I went to a party with a friend of mine and when it was time to go home I got behind the wheel even when I knew I shouldn’t have. I ended up driving into another car and hurting the people in it. I also had to spend some time in jail.

Every time I think about what I did I want to cry. I hurt other people and I hurt myself. There was no excuse. I want to tell others that getting in a car while being drunk is not worth the risk.

I try to talk to others about drunk driving, especially teenagers. I was 20 when I did what I did but I know teens do struggle with drinking. I hope that the more people I talk with about the dangers of drunk driving, the safer the world will become.

 

My Ex Loves To Drink And Drive

When I met my ex-girlfriend, she had a recent drunk driving conviction. She swore that she had learned her lesson and this was an isolated incident, but that was far from the truth. Within a few months, there were a couple of occasions when she got behind the wheel after having a beer or two. She says that she was just fine, but I am not sure why this is something that is worth the risk. When you get behind the wheel, you put your own life in danger and that of all the people that you come in contact with.

The sad thing is that taxicabs make it unnecessary for anyone to drink and drive. Even if you have to go back the next day and retrieve your vehicle, that is better than hitting someone and having to go to jail for vehicular manslaughter. I have said this to my ex more times than I can count, but it does not seem like she will ever change. I loved her so much that I would do anything for her, but I refused to stay with her knowing that she thought nothing about being so reckless.