GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — There might not be snow on the roads now, but winter can be a rough and unpredictable time to be driving. Don’t make the roads more dangerous by driving buzzed over the holidays, because buzzed driving is drunk driving.
In 2012, a total of 10,322 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.
If you think that you are good and buzzed driving won’t cost anyone, start with what it could cost you. Once you get pulled over, you could lose your license. Then you have to pay the ticket and your car could be towed and impounded. Your car insurance would go up and then there’s all those court and lawyer fees.
This new year, remember that drinking and driving can have serious consequences. Don’t let anyone get behind the wheel who had been drinking. Don’t kiss away $10,000, or even worse, your life or someone else’s life away. Buzzed driving is drunk driving.