Long time readers may remember that I had a close personal experience with the impact of drinking and driving when 16 year old Kelly Tracy was killed two years ago.
I’ve never forgotten that day, and it forever changed the way I think about drinking and driving.
With the holiday season upon us, there will be folks out there who make the choice to get behind the wheel of a car after they’ve been drinking.
Think about that decision. Think hard.
Below is a video done by the Australian city of Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC). It is a montage of 20 years of public service announcements and advertisements they’ve done in an effort to raise awareness and reduce incidents of drunk and inattentive driving. In my humble opinion, we need things like this splayed all over U.S. television and other venues to get people to think about what they do behind the wheel of a car. Drinking, texting, just not paying attention when you’re piloting a couple of thousand pounds of metal down the road makes no sense and are the common causes of rear-end collisions.
Yet people do it. Every. Single. Day. If you’ve been hit by a driver who is drunk or texting, you can contact a car accident lawyer to take legal action.
Watch this video. Share it. Make your teenage drivers watch it. And then think about it when you get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking.
The four-day Thanksgiving holiday period sees the most overall fatal car crashes according to the information at the Texas car accident homepage, with an average of 416 each year, but New Year’s has the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired traffic deaths, at 43 percent, the NSC says.
Be safe out there.
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WARNING: This video is powerful, and compelling. It contains some very graphic content.