Don’t Ruin Your Life by Driving Drunk

Don’t Ruin Your Life by Driving Drunk

One leading cause of death and one of the top causes of debt is driving drunk. Celebration, prom or special events are typically when driving drunk is considered some of the most deadliest times. The alcohol consumed by the drinker can affect other people in addition as himself.

Driving under the influence or (DUI) has serious consequences associated with it. Driving drunk can cause the loss of your license. Loosing your license takes away the freedom and privilege of going wherever you want whenever you want. During this time you have to ride the bus or beg someone to give you a ride. In the end it turns out to be a huge a hassle, but not as bad as some of the other consequences.

If you decide to get behind the wheel after drinking you are risking not only your life but the lives of others on the road. If you get in an accident and someone dies the penalty is on you. The consequence of this could be a guilty conscience and/ or a year or more in jail. If your friend is riding with you and they die, you won’t ever be able to see them again, and could cause some people to have thorough depression.

Lastly and least important, are the fines behind it all. Depending on your case the normal fines can be more, but on average it runs about $300 to $1,000. This doesn’t include court fees or attorney fees. Another fee you’ll have to pay is your insurance rates will rise in order to cover some of the damages. Also you will have to pay for any damages of other drivers’ car or hospital bills. This, as you can tell, gets really expensive and will cause huge debt.

The statistics are true, but nevertheless won’t keep people from driving after they have been drinking. One thing they always say is that they didn’t drink that much. But it doesn’t take much to get drunk. With one little decision you can save thousands of dollars and most importantly save lives.

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