Please, Don’t Drink and Drive!

I’m going to go on a bit of a rant here, so you have been warned.cuc6e2rngiy-zachary-staines.jpg

My best friend of fifteen years died in a car accident six months ago due to a drunk driver, and a few days ago, my cousin and her husband were in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. My cousin and her husband are in the hospital. The husband is O.K. A few broken bones and bruises, but my cousin had to have surgery due to bones puncturing her organs and has various other broken bones such as her arm and leg. She’s out of surgery and breathing on her own, but she’ll be in the hospital for a while rather than spending time with her family.

I am so sick of this selfish act hurting my loved ones! Why do people think they are indestructible or that they won’t make a mistake and possibly injure or kill someone by driving drunk? Why is it so hard to call a cab? Why is it so hard not to over-drink, or to think ahead and have a designated sober driver, or to have a ride lined up for the end of the night? Why do people drive drunk?

I am beside myself trying to understand! I just can’t wrap my head around it. It is one of the easily avoidable tragedies in our modern world if only people care more about others than they do themselves. What are you so concerned about? Leaving your car somewhere over night? The inconvenience of having to go back and get it the next day? Well, first off, you should have thought of that ahead of time as a grown adult. Second, why can’t you see the greater risk of literally tearing not only your life apart, but others as well!

If you’ve made it this far, I thank you for sticking around. I don’t typically choose to go on tirades, but at this moment in time, my heart is hurting so much for those affected by this selfish act that I had to release it. Please, I beg of you, do not drive drunk. Even if you think you can make it home, please don’t.thisisatest

Maybe I should join MADD. Anyone have any information on this organization? I’ll definitely be starting my research tonight. Maybe I could create some sort of movement that would allow an insuranced driver to write off their taxi bill if they were in an inebriated state and couldn’t drive. Would that help? I’m not sure, but we have to start somewhere. Too many are taken too soon or injured too greatly not to try something!

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