It’s that time of year again—New Year’s Eve. Among other things, this means lots of celebrating, lots of parties, and lots of drinking.
It’s time for people who drink to do so responsibly, and not drive their cars afterwards.
According to U.S. Department of Transportation statistics: “Every 2-hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes.”
And of course, many more are injured, often critically. A lot of times, the drunk driver escapes serious injury or death, while the victims of his or her reckless actions are either killed or seriously injured.
John Seaman posted this video in 2012, but it’s unfortunately just as relative today as it was back then. His daughter Kellie ended up a vegetable in a hospital bed for 391 days, being unable to communicate or comprehend anything until she passed away, all due to a drunk driver.
While the driver received a sentence of 10 years, Kellie is now dead, the family received a life sentence of suffering, and things will never be the same.
Drinking and driving is not a joke—the potential consequences of such irresponsible behavior are beyond comprehension. How many more people must needlessly die from such irresponsible behavior before this is taken seriously?
The life you save may not only be your own, but the lives of friends or family members, or even complete strangers.
John’s message is simple—don’t drink and drive.
So please don’t drink and drive so that everyone can have a Happy New Year!