28 Nov Driving Impaired: Why you shouldn’t
The most important thing when it comes to driving is personal responsibility. Many people associate the words “driving impaired” with the use of alcohol. There is no denying that alcohol is the primary reason people are impaired while driving, but impairment can include a large assortment of things such as trying to drive while tired, sick or injured. Driving impaired can cause your reaction time to double; this could lead to the difference between a miss and a collision. Alcohol as well as fatigue can cause a reduction in the three main skills that a driver relies on most: judgment, vision and the ability to multi-task. Driving is a very serious privilege that we often undertake as a right. “There was a case many years ago where a man attempted to drive with some broken limbs. He used a stick to operate the gas pedal, ended up losing control, overran a sidewalk and killed a person who was using a payphone” (Road Trip America). If you ever have any doubt about whether or not it is safe for you to drive, do not drive. It is better to be safe then sorry. Call a friend or a taxi and make sure you get home safely.