DUI has a devastating impact on society at large. But just how much does it affect people? In this resource, we explore.
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People may feel they can drink and drive because they are unaware of the risks involved. They may not understand the true magnitude of the dangers posed by driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, or they may think they can control their behavior even when impaired.
Additionally, some people may think they can drive safely if they only have a few drinks, but in reality, even a small amount of alcohol can impair their driving skills.
The death of a loved one due to drinking and driving can have a devastating impact on families. Not only are they faced with the emotional pain of losing someone close to them, but they may also be financially affected by medical bills, lost wages, and funeral costs.
In addition, family members who survive may experience guilt and depression as they grapple with the knowledge that their loved one is gone due to another person’s negligence or recklessness. Furthermore, these families may struggle to find closure as they try to cope with the loss.
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To prevent drinking and driving, it is important to plan. If you are going to be drinking alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver or take public transportation.
Additionally, if you know someone who has been drinking, do not let them drive; instead, offer them a safe ride home.
Finally, if you see someone who appears to be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, call the police immediately.
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