Saturday, March 19, 2011

Drunk as a Skunk - Drink Driving

Take a little double vision add a touch of dizziness, sprinkle in some clumsy, mix with slow reflexes and there we have it a recipe for fate. This is a lethal cocktail of symptoms namely a death sentence for any motorist jumping behind the wheel of a car while drunk as a skunk. If the driver is fortunate to escape with his life, it is the life of another who may fall victim to his/her act of stupidity. Taking the life out of living of an innocent pedestrian or leaving a parent without child can only enforce heartache beyond belief for the bereaved; some would say a life for a life. Would the rate of fatalities be on the rise through drink related road accidents if hanging was brought back? I don't think so. Reality kicks in for the alcohol fuel filled driver when effect of the drink wears off This person now has to face up to the consequences of their actions, where in some cases you will find the drink driver has no recollection of the trail of destruction they have caused. Ask yourself is it worth it? Just one more for the road leads to another and another. Wisdom is the only word that springs to mind that I feel drinkers should heed, learn from the mistakes of others. Where is the justice It seems unfair that the drink driver is behind bars for something that he/she can not remember being part of. Well this is all part of the package of binge drinking where loss of memory gives good cause for you not to know what you were doing at the time. Sentenced for losing control of the mind, it just doesn't make sense the driver asks him/herself. Had the driver been in control, then surely the crime would not have been committed. Sorry no excuse. Yes drink does hinder the ability to make the right decisions when it comes to handling a vehicle, but you have to remember you were not drunk or hindered when making the decision to take the keys to the car in the first place. So there you have it in a nutshell Guilty. The car is your life should you drive for a living, the car is a pleasure providing machine. The car a great vehicle to have in an emergency. But should the owner of the car jump behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol the car becomes an accessory to murder. Influenced by alcohol and the mad thoughts where you think you're the next Nigel Mansell on the roads? You think that no one can match you on your driving skills? Well think again? Drink affects everyone in the same way. After abusing the consumption limit for the intake of booze. Drivers lose jurisdiction over their thoughts and actions where they qualify to maim or injure, in other words a licence to kill. Common sense saves lives, have a close friend or relative transport you to your chosen venue for the evening. Leave car keys behind therefore less temptation to drive the vehicle. Say no to last orders if need be. Taxis are a reliable source for getting you home safely or walk if your local is in walking distance/ It may not be a life term prison sentence imposed on you by the judge, but it may as well be. The horrors of the night/day in question will be a life sentence in itself where the memories will haunt you till your dying day. The biggest and best tip I can give to any drink driver is, when leaving the home for a night out on the tiles, make to sure to give the wife kids or partner a kiss, as it maybe the last. Counselling help can be found on my Information page

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