POSTED:

Aug 27

2018

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Category: Toolbox Talks
As Americans hit the roads each and every day to celebrate the holidays or social events with family or friends, it’s important that we drive safe. Drunk driving is a deadly epidemic that takes the lives of more than 10,000 people each year. That is 1 drunk driving accident every 53 minutes nation wide. In this day and age, there’s no excuse for drinking and driving. Not when smartphones put a sober ride at your fingertips. With an Uber app on your phone or a quick call for a taxi you can stay safe, protect others and avoid arrest.

Effects of Blood Alcohol Concentration:
• Decline in visual function
• Reduced ability to track moving objects
• Impaired perception, speed & steering control
• Reduced ability to maintain lane and braking
• Impairment to control vehicle, and visual and auditory
information

What is the Cost of Impaired Driving:
• Arrested or even jail time
• Loss of driving privileges
• Loss of your vehicle
• 10,000 in attorney fees, fines, and higher insurance rates
• Loss of life or Manslaughter charges
• Loss of time at work

Driving Responsibilities:
• If you are drinking don’t get behind the wheel
• Designate a driver
• Use an App on your smart phone
• Call a Taxi, Uber or Safe ride

REMEMBER: Impaired driving is drunk driving, your life and the lives of others are at risk.

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