The Real Consequences of Drinking and Driving
Written by Greg on August 28, 2013
There are many organizations that go to schools across the Houston area and show teenage children the real consequences of alcohol and driving.
Showing new drivers the aftermath of an accident that could have been avoided had the teenagers not been drinking is a powerful tool for communicating visually to a teenager. Accidents involving alcohol are the number one cause of death for teenage children across the country.
Parents must choose to lead by example and not simply a parent that says do as I say not as I do. Not only are the risks of injury and death increased fivefold when someone gets behind the wheel drunk, but the chances of spending a substantial part of a person’s life in jail are very high should they drink and mortally injure some innocent person.
While texting and driving is a rapidly growing problem for teenage drivers, drinking and driving still leads the way in the number of injuries and fatalities of young adults. It is a problem that we are need to address with our children.
I applaud the fire departments and individual organizations that take wrecked cars like that shown above around to schools in an effort to prevent a teenage driver from getting behind the wheel after drinking or choosing to ride as a passenger in a car driven by someone who had been drinking.
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