Drinking & Driving
Drunk driving can be very deadly. Yet many people drive while under the influence every day. Drivers who are drunk are blamed for the loss of as many as twenty-five thousand lives in highway crashes each year and hundreds of thousands of severe injuries. Even though I have not caused injures and death, this experience has still changed my life and view on drinking and driving. The biggest problem with drunk driving by young adults is the high rate of accidents.
The victim impact class has allowed me to see the way that drunk driving can not only affect me, but other families as well. From injures to deaths, none of these would of happened if people would have been responsible when drinking. People never think about the consequences of drinking and driving until it happens to them or a loved one. It should not take a major accident for people to realize this, but it does now a days and it happened to me. I am scared to death about what could have happened the day that I choose to get behind the wheel after drinking. This course has allowed me to see what could of happened to me or some else, and the affects it would have on families and friends. Hearing the stories from the friends and family of people that have died by drunk drivers that day has changed me. Not only have I choose to never drink and drive again but I tell every person I know that still drinks and drives to not do that, and simply give up their keys and save a life.
People need to be aware that what happened to me can happen to you as well. I will admit that i had never thought about drinking and driving before this, but since last Christmas Eve I will never see it the same. I was lucky that I didn’t cause anything serious to anyone. From my experience I have time to think about not only how it could affect others but also how it can affect me and my future. Having a DUI on my record can hold me back from so many things in my life such as getting into the marines which is one...