Safety is Fundamental to Well-being.
If you are a social person chances are you been faced with a decision to ride or drive after having a drink or two (or five). It is important to designate a driver for such occasions, however, circumstances often arise where you find yourself at an unplanned, evening soiree among good friends. When this happens it is important not to let your impaired judgement get the best of you, because let’s face it, your judgment is impaired.
Often times the financial cost is a major factor in your decision making process when you find yourself in such a predicament, however, there is a much higher cost one should consider and that’s their own health and well-being, as well as the health and well being of other drivers and their passengers.
You’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but sometimes people need to hear it a thousand and one, or suffer great consequences: driving under the influence is unsafe and can be quite deadly. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash, as of 2013. This is important to consider when making the decision of whether you should be driving after a couple of drinks. There is an overwhelming body of evidence that proves driving under the influence is unsafe.