Essay On National Impaired Driving

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month December is that time of the year when almost everyone is in a festive mood, with all the parties, reunions, school and office events, meet-ups and, family reunions. Food and drinks are overflowing. Amidst all the merrymaking and celebrations, it is easy to forget how your choices may affect the safety of your loved ones and of those people who may cross paths with you, should you decide to drink and drive. Impaired driving puts the lives of people around you at risk. Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and distracted driving all fall under impaired driving. Both drugs and alcohol affect alertness, motor skills, judgment, and memory, all leading to irresponsible and reckless behavior…show more content…
• If you witness someone driving recklessly, report to authorities immediately to help prevent the impaired driver from possibly causing injury or death to himself and to others. Educating Your Teenaged Family Member or Friend • It is important to arm yourself first with the knowledge on the dangers of and ways to prevent impaired driving. Share this knowledge with your loved ones. You may start by seizing the opportunity to introduce to them the National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Explain to your child the dangers that will result from impaired driving (i.e. drunk or drugged driving and using the cellphone while behind the wheels). • Ensure your rules are clear. Be specific with curfew hours and expectations regarding how they should behave. • Be considerate. Express to your child that you understand their feelings and needs, but be able to explain your sentiments as well without being resentful. • Let them know of your feelings. If they try to ignore you, let them know that your intentions and priority are their

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