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Drinking and driving

By Jocelyn Hennessey / LifeAtStart.com Reporter

I recently watched a news story about being distracted while driving.

Although this is extremely unsafe, so is driving under the influence of alcohol. If someone is ever drinking you should never get in the car with them. You should always have a designated driver or call for a ride. On average, a drunk driver will drive under the influence of alcohol 80 times before his first arrest.

If you are under the age of 21, consuming alcohol, there is a No Tolerance policy. Meaning you are to have no alcohol in the bloodstream at all. If you do, this can result in expensive fines, loss of your license, or jail time. Also, car accidents are the leading cause of deaths for teens. One-third involve alcohol or another substance. Always be aware of your surroundings while driving.

In 2015, 9,967 people were victims of drunk drivers. So, next time you or someone you know thinks it is okay to drive just right down the street, under the influence,  let them know the danger they can be in, or cause.

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