The Many Dangers Of Drinking & Driving
Here are a few reasons you should stay sober behind the wheel.
Look, we are not going to be the first people to tell you that there are dangers associated with drinking and driving. Of course, you know that drinking and driving is illegal and can land you behind bars. Have you really thought about the far-reaching implications of such a conviction, though? Here is a look at the many dangers of drinking and driving, both to yourself and others.
- Legal: If you are convicted of drunk driving, you will be hit with a DUI. You will lose your license for a time, have to go through an alcohol abuse program, and will be put on probation. The DUI will go on your record and will follow you through life.
- Financial: You probably know that getting pulled over for drunk driving will land you in court, which is expensive, but have you thought about the full cost of a DUI? On top of thousands of dollars in legal fees and fines, you will also need to pay for your DUI class ($650), license reinstatement ($100), towing and storage for your car (around $700), and can expect your insurance premiums to increase for over a decade.
- Social: Of course, the financial and legal repercussions of drunk driving are nothing compared to the true loss. When you drive drunk, you put yourself and others at risk. Over 10,000 people die every year from drunk driving. If you do not want to have to go through your life with the guilt of taking another person’s life, don’t get behind the wheel after even one drink.
We care a great deal about keeping our community safe, and hope this post serves as a motivator to help you make the choice to not drink and drive. For all of your security needs in Thousand Oaks and the neighboring California cities, contact Cornwall Security Services today.