You don't drive while intoxicated. You never have, and you are always cautious about getting behind the wheel if you've had anything to drink.
Did you know that around 40% of all collisions with fatalities involve alcohol? According to the Administrative Office of the Courts, drivers who have a blood alcohol content of .02% to .05% are up to seven times more likely to be killed in a crash.
You enjoy a drink every now and then, but you don't usually drink so much that you could get into trouble. Keeping drinks to a minimum lets you have a good time while still leaving you sober at the end of the night, so you can drive home.
As an older person, you've been through life's ups and downs. Several years ago, you had an admitted problem with drinking too much alcohol. You wouldn't say you were addicted, but you certainly had more than your fair share at that point in your life.
When you get drunk, your body is not functioning properly. Alcohol enters your blood through the stomach and small intestine. Then, it goes up to the brain and slows your body's functions. Alcohol slows down how you think and react. It can change the way you act and cause you to make poor decisions.
Driving while intoxicated is a danger to yourself and can be a danger to others. That's the primary reason why it's illegal to do so.
The holidays are here and with them comes a risk of getting a DWI. Whenever you drink, there is always a potential that you're going to become impaired. Driving after a drink is never a good idea, even if you think you're fine to do so.
During the holiday season, something you might see more often than usual is alcohol-infused candy. Sometimes, the candies just taste like the alcoholic drink. Other times, they're actually very potent and have real liquor infused in them.
One question a lot of people have is if they can face trouble with the law if their medications make them drive dangerously. The answer is yes because no matter what the cause is if you're driving dangerously, you're putting yourself and others in harm's way. You can be arrested for driving under the influence even if you're prescribed the medications that are influencing your behaviors.
When you decide to go out and drink alcohol, you do so with the understanding that you may become impaired. Everyone reacts to alcoholic drinks and mixtures differently. It is impossible to predict how you will react to a drink every single time. Your weight, height, fat content and many other factors impact the way you will react to alcohol being in your system.