Driving under the influence of any illegal substance or alcohol is a foolish and dangerous thing to do in any situation. There is never a good reason to get behind the wheel while you are under the influence of any substance that is going to cloud your judgment to drive your car properly. I know this first hand, because I decided that I could drive my car while I was under the influence of prescription medication and alcohol. Even though I did not have that many drinks the prescription medication that I was on, made me feel like I had drunk more than I had. It impaired my judgment so much that I did get into an accident on the highway at 2 a.m. in the morning. I was hit by the end of a semi-truck, then swung into the guardrail and it scraped the right side of my car up from the top to the bottom. I then had to call for a ride home from my brother, while I also called my boyfriend to get a tow truck to tow the car home. I was lucky that there was not a cop around to see what had happened, even though I was hit first, I was under the influence and the semi-truck never even stopped. I don’t know if he even knew he hit me or not. He hit me hard enough that I was thrown into the guardrail, but had I been more alert the accident might not have happened. I didn’t kill myself or anyone else that night but I could have, and that made me think twice about ever driving under the influence again. So who better to tell you why you shouldn’t drive under the influence then someone that has driven under the influence and had a near death experience. The way I felt when I got in that accident made me realize how foolish I was that I wouldn’t let my boyfriend take my keys from me just hours ago, I told him I was fine to drive and that I would see him at home when I was finished doing what I needed to do. I had to go see I friend at 2 a.m. in the morning. I didn’t have to but I wanted to, and since I wasn’t in my right mind, I decided to go see my friend so late at night, and they lived thirty minutes from the home my boyfriend and I shared. It would have taken me a few minutes to drive home from the bar we were at but I drove the thirty minutes to my friend’s house and never made it there because I go into an accident with the car because I wasn’t alert. I don’t feel like I got away with anything because even though the cops were not involved, I lose my car because it was totaled after the car accident. I lost my car when all I had to do was leave my car at the bar and get in the car with my boyfriend and get my car in the morning, and I could of also went to my friend’s house in the morning as well. It is not worth losing your life or killing someone else just because you want to go do something you can do another time. If there is a driver that is not drunk, and you are then you need to let the person that isn’t drinking drive you home, and do whatever it is you need to do the next day. You will be saving your own live and someone else’s life as well. Even if you don’t kill yourself or someone else, if you get pulled over and get a dui, you will have so much stuff to do to keep your license, if they don’t take it away. On top of losing your license, you will have to go to classes that you will have to pay for and most likely have one of those things that you have to blow into to let you drive in your car. If they put that equipment in your car you are also paying for that to be put into your car and not to mention all the days you will lose from work having to go back and forth to court…
6 August 2013
The New Drunk Driving
Imagine driving down the highway and looking over only to see the person next to you with their eyes glued to their cellphone, texting away without a care in the world. What thoughts cross your mind? Most likely you fear for your child’s safety, your own safety, and everyone else’s safety driving on the roads that day. According to Centers for Disease Control, distracted drivers kill more than fifteen people every single day, making distracted drivers…
Final Draft: Driving Under the Influence
Making the decision to get behind the wheel after drinking, could be life changing. There are so many other ways to get home or to wherever you are needing to go. There are taxis, somebody to call, or simply assigning a designated driver before going out and drinking. Driving under the influence can be detrimental at any time to anyone including yourself and loved ones. Yet, many people around the world continue to drive under the influence every day. Side…
December 3, 2012
Being Under the Influence
Shareen Donnell and John Hernandez students at Central High School wrote an article on underage drinking because of a pickup truck accident where five students at Capital City High School were killed. The five students have been drinking, and the driver of the truck had twice the legal limit of alcohol. Shareen and John interviewed a couple of students from their school to take a survey on drinking, drinking and driving. To the superintendent and principal…
Effects on driving when under the influence of:
When under the influence of alcohol, the human body becomes slower than when sober. Reflexes are impaired and motor skills are almost completely lost. The legal blood to alcohol limit is .08. Anything above that could result in a high costing ticket, a license suspension, and if you are a constant offender, a license revocation. These are just the penalties if you are pulled over for driving drunk, not the possible physical…
Section: ALCOHOL AND DRUGS |
| Let's be clear. If you are taking this course, you are probably under the legal drinking age and if you drink, you do so illegally. This course presents information about the drug known as alcohol. This course does not in any way condone alcohol use. The facts presented here show how dangerous it is to drink and how deadly it is to drink and drive. However, the overriding fact is that drinking, for you, is illegal. Period. |
Section: SOME SOBERING FACTS…
exactly what I need in order to get my license. I need evidence of full name and date of birth, Social security number, filled out 50 hours of driving and 10 at night and also have had my permit for more than six months. When I arrive to the DMV to take my test I must have my vehicle registration and license plates, and a car that is in good shape to be driving.
When going to take my Drivers test I know exactly what to expect. Once I get in the car I must put on my seat belt and check my mirrors…
ALCOHOL AND ILLEGAL DRUG TESTING POLICY for STUDENTS
I. Policy Statement
Western Carolina University (the “University”) is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and academic environment in compliance with the federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and in accordance with University Policy #38, Illegal Drugs, and University of North Carolina Policy 1300.1, Illegal Drugs. Further, the University is committed to provide campus experiences for its students that are safe, legal, and…
Principles of Public Speaking
Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide
I want to persuade my audience to stop using their cell phones
while driving a vehicle because it is extremely irresponsible and dangerous.
Using a cell phone while driving is dangerous to yourself and others on
the road and is one of the top reasons for car accidents.
Attention Grabber: Play Youtube video. Now many of us see these type of…
COMM 3P14 – Media Industries
Tobacco Advertising is Illegal, but Advertising for Alcohol is not, Is This Hypocritical?
November 11, 2012
Advertisements are a vital part of any company’s marketing strategy, and are used to inform or persuade an audience about a certain product or service. In fact, North American companies are among the world’s highest advertisers (Boone et al., 2010, 502). Today, an average consumer is exposed to hundreds…
Substance abuse is a growing problem that not only affects the person who is abusing alcohol or drugs but affects the lives of those who are close to the abuser. Substance abuse is the abuse of any substance. A drug is a substance that modifies one or more of the body’s functions when it is consumed. Everything from over-the-counter pain medication, to opiates, prescription drugs such as Oxycontin, alcohol, cocaine, heroin and even coffee can be abused in one way or another. The two main substances…