Operating a vehicle while drunk can have far-reaching, distressing consequences for you, your family, and anybody who happens to be near you on the road. An intoxicated driver can face fines, jail time, and loss of license. Aside from legal and financial consequences, there’re always the risks of crashes and deadly accidents. The best way to avoid those undesired scenarios is to know how you can keep yourself out of situations where you might violate the law. The definition of drunk driving can be confusing due to the terminology used by police and the courts. The given infographic has commonly used terms (mostly synonyms) and abbreviations. As you know, DUI (driving under influence) mostly relates to alcohol. Bear in mind that more substances are associated with DUI. They are marijuana, illegal drugs, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, inhalants, and toxic vapors. The list includes everything that can reduce the function of the brain, impair thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination. These abilities are important to operating a vehicle safely.
AddictionResourse authors say this is not difficult to be a responsible driver. Plan your safe ride home before you start the party. Ask for a ride, take a taxi, or ask a sober friend to drive for you.
Infographic by: addictionresource