Defensive Driving is More Than Driver SafetyMarch 23, 2011 | in Driver Safety For You & Your Family
A news station recently reported an incident of a high school student in a vehicle accident resulting in a fatality. Why? The high school student had been drinking and driving.
Underage drinking and driving in the state of Texas is a problem. Underage drinking cost the citizens of Texas $5.2 billion in 2005. According to DefensiveDriving.com, “If you calculate driver fatality rates based on the average number of miles traveled per year, you find they’re highest among the youngest and oldest drivers. ”
Alcohol’s effect on a person depends in part on his or her body size which is why it is critical that those who are underage do not drink. Alcohol affects your body’s major organs. The fact of the matter is that underage persons organs may not be developed to the point where it can process alcohol as quickly or effectively as it may for someone 30 years of age.
The DefensiveDriving.com online driver safety course provides important tips such as reminders to wait at least one hour for every drink you’ve had before attempting to drive. DefensiveDriving.com is sure to make you a safer driver which just might save your life and others around you. Sign up here today!← Protect Your Driver Record | What To Do If Your Steering Fails →