Don’t Get Behind the Wheel When you Can’t

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Rules of the Road: Driving Tips

Each and every time you get behind the wheel of your car, you’re making an important decision. You’ve decided that you are in a condition to safely drive to your destination wherever that happens to be. If you have concerns about whether or not your current condition should prevent you from driving, then you should be reconsidering that decision. This goes for people who have been drinking, people who are fatigued and even those who have taken a medication that may make them drowsy. These are just a few examples of possible impairments to safe driving that should be taken into account.

Try as we might to curb it, drunk driving is still an epidemic in this country. When you consider the consequences of driving while under the influence, it’s an amazingly selfish act and one that should probably be punished even more severely than it already is. However, the same dangers are present if you’re too tired to drive. Anyone that’s ever found themselves dozing off while driving knows that the harder you try to stay awake, the heavier those eyelids become. It’s not worth taking any chances when you’re concerned about your ability to stay awake.

If you find yourself questioning your ability to drive safely, you need to take the necessary precautions. This could include getting a cab, calling someone else for a ride or even getting a hotel room. Whatever excuses you think you have for trying to drive while impaired or tired, they aren’t valid. As fellow drivers, we expect you to make the right decision so don’t let us down.

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