When it comes to driving under the influence, most people by now agree that this is an absolute no-no.
Not only does it make your chances of serious injury or death that much greater but it also threatens the lives of other innocent road users, both behind the wheel and on the pavements.
However, many may still think that it’s OK to drink and drive, as long as you remain under the limit (the basic guideline here is that two drinks in one hour will put you over the 0.24mg per 100ml limit).
But there is a side effect of drinking that deserves serious attention, and that is the fact that alcohol can cause fatigue.
Drinking can cause you to get tired behind the wheel, to lose the sharp focus that responsible driving deserves.
Fatigue is a killer, if you’re rolling down the road there are so many things to be aware of and you need all your senses alive and aware.
Perhaps as a community, if we started to encourage a no-tolerance attitude to drinking and driving, that’s what our teenagers will take into the next generation. It can only help.
The change begins with you.