Instagram photo by ashleyschulteHi friends! As we get ready to have some fun on this lovely Saturday night, let's take a minute to talk about something important. Drinking and driving may seem convenient to some, but in reality, it's anything but that. Not only do you put yourself at risk, but you make the roads significantly more dangerous for other drivers. When you drink, you have a slower reaction to stimuli, experience a loss of coordination, and your brain functions at an overall slower rate. Taking this into account, think about driving under normal circumstances: your brain is constantly processing information around you, such as the distance between your car and the stop light, cars in the other lanes, and the information on street signs. It is neurologically impossible for your brain to function under the influence as it would normally. This is why it doesn't matter how great of a driver you think you are, or if you inaccurately tell yourself that you are more in control of your driving than others who get behind the wheel while impaired. You are not invincible, and you are not exempt from being unable to operate a vehicle with alcohol in your system. How would you feel if you got a call saying your mother died because of a careless driver? Your brother? Your friend? Save your victim, and put the keys away.
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, check out saveyourvictim.com. There you can learn about Matt, the man behind the viral video "I Killed A Man," and have access to many resources on drinking and driving.
There are many safe ways to get around, including taking the COTA bus, grabbing a taxi, Lyft, Uber, or arranging a DD. If you haven't used Uber before, you can use this code to get $20 off your first ride: e3kw2. If you haven't used Lyft before, you can go to this link to get a $25 credit for your first ride: www.lyft.com/invited/ashley6658.