There’s a lot of information out there about the dangers of drunk driving. This article comes from ABC News, and it states that “the majority of people who die in car crashes involving alcohol are also intoxicated.” It goes on to explain how that can lead to tragedy, which is also something that I’ve always thought about.
One of the biggest dangers of drunk driving is the fact that it can lead to alcohol poisoning. In certain parts of the country, such as the southeastern US, the death rate from alcohol poisoning is more than twice that of the general population. Drunk driving also carries a very high risk of serious injury, as well as death.
That’s a very good reason for the law to encourage people to avoid drinking if they can. For every person who dies in a car crash that involves alcohol, there are also three more who die in one involving alcohol and one in which alcohol was not involved.
While the dangers of drinking and driving are many, alcohol poisoning can often be prevented by simple steps. The first is to learn how to drink safely. The second is to avoid drinking the first time you feel the effects of alcohol. Third is to get medical help right away. Fourth is to avoid driving while intoxicated. Finally, alcohol poisoning can be prevented by stopping drinking.
In the first case, if your drinking is over the legal limit, you can drink a few glasses of wine and then drive safely. The second is possible because you are at the limit, and you have a beer to your name, but you don’t drink enough to be considered unsafe. The third is the same as the second, but you have an empty glass and no other alcoholic beverage in your system.
The last two are great if you are going to be intoxicated so you only want to drink a few glasses of wine. The final one is for those who are not so drunk and you want to avoid driving while intoxicated. After all, if you are drunk and you want to drink something, it may help to drink a couple glasses (a small bottle of wine) and then drive safely.
The drink-your-car-and-drive-safe-way is pretty much a no-brainer, but it is also the best way to avoid a crash, and that is because alcohol makes you generally more intoxicated, not less. If you think you can drive after drinking a few glasses of wine, go for it, but there is no point in risking your life in a car that is already drunk, and you don’t want that happen in the first place.
A few weeks back we were hearing some new comments on the news story about a car accident, which we were quick to dismiss as a “faulty excuse” for a car accident. The car hit a pedestrian, and it’s not a fault of the driver. It can be that the car is in the right place at the right time, and the pedestrian was probably not struck by the car.
In this case, we are actually talking about a pedestrian getting hit by a car that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. That has been the pattern in other car accidents, and it is the result of the car being designed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that driver not responding to the car before the accident.
Yes, yes, and yes. But does this change the way we think about cars? Well, I am not sure. It could be that car design is just a way of making people feel safe. We have seen that car design do this, and that many cars are designed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. That would certainly change our view of them, but it does not change the basic fact that we live in cars.