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    Ever drink drove or though of it read this

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    I went to the party and remembered what you said. You asked me not to drink alcohol, so I drank a Sprite instead. I felt proud of myself, as you said I should feel. You said I should not drink and drive, contrary to what some friends told me. I made a healthy choice and your advice was correct, as it always is.

    When the party finally ended, people began to drive without being able to do so properly. I went to my car with the certainty that I would return home in peace. I never imagined what awaited me, Mom. Now I'm lying in the street and I hear the policeman say: "The kid that caused this accident was drunk". Mom, his voice seems so distant. My blood is spilled everywhere and I'm trying with all my might not to moan. I can hear the doctors say, "This girl is going to die". I have the certainty that the young man, who ran at full speed, decided to drink and drive, and now I have to die.

    Why do people do this, Mom, knowing that this is going to ruin many lives? The pain is cutting me like a hundred knives. Tell my sister not to cry, tell Daddy to be strong. And when I go to Heaven, I'll be watching for you all. Someone should have taught that boy that it's wrong to drink and drive. Maybe if his parents would have told him that, I would not be dying now. My breath is getting weaker, more and more. Mom, these are my last moments and I feel so desperate. I wish I could hug you Mom, while I'm lying here dying. I wish I could tell you how much I love you, Mom. So... I... love... you... goodbye... "

    ~ These words were written by a reporter who witnessed the accident. The girl, as she died, was saying these words and the reporter wrote them down... very overwhelmed. The journalist started this campaign, if you read this note, please click "share", so more people can be aware. Therefore, I ask one small gesture, send it to your friends, family and loved ones.

    ~ PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE – DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!
    It might be your own life that you save, or the life of a loved one.
    Please don't let anyone else drive that's drunk either. Offer to drive them, call them a taxi or a friend.

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    I read this a few years back and its a touching story.

    I keep telling my husband I trust his driving but I don't trust the other stupid drivers who can't tell the difference between left or right, give ways right of way etc etc.

    [ snopes.com/pho…asp ]

    Last Words

    Claim: Photograph shows a girl killed in a drunk-driving accident, with accompanying text recording her last words.

    FALSE

    ...The accompanying text, which supposedly records the last utterances of the "dead" girl in the photograph, is taken from a poem ("Somebody Should Have Taught Him") which was circulated at least as far back as the year 2000 as part of a petition against drunk driving.

    http://www.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/lies-kids-tell-parents-6.gif

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    I used to drink drive all the time when I was between 19 and 25.. I was very lucky nothing happened. I was pulled over at age of 25 and banned from driving. Since attending the drivers rehabilitation course I have never ever drunk and drove or even thought about it. I was shown some videos and statements from real accidents and they will stick in my mind forever. I am still to this day disgusted with what I did but I had to experience it to learn my lesson and be educated.

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    Ended up arguing with a friend one night at a house party because he asked if I wanted to come in the car with him to McDonalds and I tried talking him out of it, he wasn't drunk but he'd been drinking. He was saying how he was not even drunk and that he's not putting anybody at risk. Couldn't get it through to him, didn't go with him.. he came back fine that time... a few months later he crashed into a tree about a 5 minute walk from his house and got banned for 2 years. He's driving again now I don't see him much anymore but I assume he won't be doing it again

    leelee6781

    I used to drink drive all the time when I was between 19 and 25.. I was … I used to drink drive all the time when I was between 19 and 25.. I was very lucky nothing happened. I was pulled over at age of 25 and banned from driving. Since attending the drivers rehabilitation course I have never ever drunk and drove or even thought about it. I was shown some videos and statements from real accidents and they will stick in my mind forever. I am still to this day disgusted with what I did but I had to experience it to learn my lesson and be educated.



    "inb4" john2020md...

    I kept reading how bad drink-driving was, so I gave up reading.

    Dehumanization

    Ended up arguing with a friend one night at a house party because he … Ended up arguing with a friend one night at a house party because he asked if I wanted to come in the car with him to McDonalds and I tried talking him out of it, he wasn't drunk but he'd been drinking. He was saying how he was not even drunk and that he's not putting anybody at risk. Couldn't get it through to him, didn't go with him.. he came back fine that time... a few months later he crashed into a tree about a 5 minute walk from his house and got banned for 2 years. He's driving again now I don't see him much anymore but I assume he won't be doing it again



    I hope the McDonald's order was OK on the second occasion.

    Last Christmas we all went out after work for a quick drink, which turned into an all nighter. I'm quite parcial to whiskey myself and ended up drinking about a bottle full all told. At the end of the night I knew I was well over the limit and decided to leave my car in the car park and take a taxi instead. Good job I did, about 5 miles from home there was a police roadblock and all the drivers where being breathalised, the taxi was just waved through. I arrived home safe and sound. I awoke the next morning, looked out of the bedroom window at my driveway and thought to myself "where the hell did I pinch that taxi from".

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    123thisisme

    Last Christmas we all went out after work for a quick drink, which turned … Last Christmas we all went out after work for a quick drink, which turned into an all nighter. I'm quite parcial to whiskey myself and ended up drinking about a bottle full all told. At the end of the night I knew I was well over the limit and decided to leave my car in the car park and take a taxi instead. Good job I did, about 5 miles from home there was a police roadblock and all the drivers where being breathalised, the taxi was just waved through. I arrived home safe and sound. I awoke the next morning, looked out of the bedroom window at my driveway and thought to myself "where the hell did I pinch that taxi from".


    lol

    should invest in a pocket breathalyser /thread

    I personally believe drink drivers should be banned for life, not just 2 years or whatever. I deal with too many incidents at work caused by drink drivers and the things I've seen have ensured I wouldn't even touch a wine gum then get in the driving seat.

    momartin

    I personally believe drink drivers should be banned for life, not just 2 … I personally believe drink drivers should be banned for life, not just 2 years or whatever. I deal with too many incidents at work caused by drink drivers and the things I've seen have ensured I wouldn't even touch a wine gum then get in the driving seat.

    Maybe not life in the 1st instance, we all make mistakes. But yes a couple of years is far to lienient

    360baby

    should invest in a pocket breathalyser /thread



    Although well intended, they should not be relied upon. But if you get one that tells you exactly how many milligrams you are going to blow if you get stopped, ensure you take the reading at least 15 minutes after your last drink.

    The 2p under the tongue trick is myth as well.

    momartin

    I personally believe drink drivers should be banned for life, not just 2 … I personally believe drink drivers should be banned for life, not just 2 years or whatever. I deal with too many incidents at work caused by drink drivers and the things I've seen have ensured I wouldn't even touch a wine gum then get in the driving seat.



    Or at least shown the actual gruesome horrors of what all the emergency personnel from all sides deal with, from the first people arriving to see mangled cars and crying people and then up close inside a car to see the mangled body of an innocent person in the other car which the drink-driver hit. The ambulance crews doing their best to keep someone alive in a tight and awkward space with only limited things they can do at the scene. Then the fire crews having to assess each living victim and how to get them out best, it could be cutting the roof off and slipping the board down someone's back and then finally (after about an hour because everyone is being careful) removing the person and them going to hospital in a helicopter paid for by donations. Then the knock on the door by the police to let someone know their family member isn't coming home.

    That might help. (Like you, been there, done it, got blood on my T-shirt)
    Edited by: "moose109" 23rd Jul 2014

    360baby

    should invest in a pocket breathalyser /thread

    moose109

    Although well intended, they should not be relied upon. But if you get … Although well intended, they should not be relied upon. But if you get one that tells you exactly how many milligrams you are going to blow if you get stopped, ensure you take the reading at least 15 minutes after your last drink.The 2p under the tongue trick is myth as well.



    If you cannot read the results, don't drive at all.

    The £20 note accidentally handed to the Police Officer that stops you may be a better incentive than a wet 2p piece.

    123thisisme

    Maybe not life in the 1st instance, we all make mistakes. But yes a … Maybe not life in the 1st instance, we all make mistakes. But yes a couple of years is far to lienient


    If you drink and drive, you should be banned for life, with a heavy prison sentence. I don't care whether it's a person's first time or not.

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    momartin

    I personally believe drink drivers should be banned for life, not just 2 … I personally believe drink drivers should be banned for life, not just 2 years or whatever. I deal with too many incidents at work caused by drink drivers and the things I've seen have ensured I wouldn't even touch a wine gum then get in the driving seat.



    Wine gums are safe aren't they?

    I used to have a mate when i was younger, he used to always offer me a ride home after we had a night out, yet i always refused and rang my mum for a pick up...

    years later i learned he was in prison for killing someone drink driving.

    I feel partially to blame for him causing an accident for taking a life and for him being in prison and having to live with that guilt, because i never told him to stop drink driving, i never said why i didn't want a ride home, i just looked out for myself at the time.

    I wrote to him in prison and explained how i felt, but he never replied.

    So i now tell everyone what i think of them if they drink drive, i completely agree with Transformers about lifetime ban and heavy sentence.

    even one is too many.

    360baby

    should invest in a pocket breathalyser /thread



    sorry but thats an ignorant comment, you shouldn't drive at all after a drink, its not a case of 'OK lets see if i can get past this test first'

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    haritori

    sorry but thats an ignorant comment, you shouldn't drive at all after a … sorry but thats an ignorant comment, you shouldn't drive at all after a drink, its not a case of 'OK lets see if i can get past this test first'



    should and could?

    The fact is whether you like it or not that it is legal to drink and drive in this country already, that's why there is a limit. If a personal breathaliser helps you stay within the law then surely that's a good thing?

    If you want to ban drink driving you can vote for a party that has it in it's manifesto.

    toshapetriji

    should and could?The fact is whether you like it or not that it is legal … should and could?The fact is whether you like it or not that it is legal to drink and drive in this country already, that's why there is a limit. If a personal breathaliser helps you stay within the law then surely that's a good thing?If you want to ban drink driving you can vote for a party that has it in it's manifesto.



    Is it really a good thing? the breathaliser measures based on a legal requirement of units consumed, yet what part of that machine takes into account the individual differences that means 1 unit is different to each person, some can handle it, some cant.

    Doesn't it make more sense for us to take responsibility for our own actions and prevent any possible accidents, if we are over the limit or not, by using common sense?

    it doesn't have to be about the legality but more the morality.
    Edited by: "haritori" 23rd Jul 2014

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    haritori

    Is it really a good thing? the breathaliser measures based on a legal … Is it really a good thing? the breathaliser measures based on a legal requirement of units consumed, yet what part of that machine takes into account the individual differences that means 1 unit is different to each person, some can handle it, some cant.Doesn't it make more sense for us to take responsibility for our own actions and prevent any possible accidents, if we are over the limit or not, by using common sense?it doesn't have to be about the legality but more the morality.



    Personally I don't drive if I have drunk one drop of alcohol, but that's me. Whilst I agree with your sentiments they are not practical. How about banning everyone who speeds past a school, or parks half on the pavement forcing prams into the road or is caught on the mobile?

    This country allows drink driving so I'm happy to see a personal breathaliser available. In France for instance they are compulsory to have in the car perhaps they should be in this country too.

    toshapetriji

    should and could?The fact is whether you like it or not that it is legal … should and could?The fact is whether you like it or not that it is legal to drink and drive in this country already, that's why there is a limit. If a personal breathaliser helps you stay within the law then surely that's a good thing?If you want to ban drink driving you can vote for a party that has it in it's manifesto.



    You couldn't outlaw drink-driving 100% sadly. Remember that mouthwash you used this morning? Have a look at the ingredients and you'll see it has a small amount of alcohol in it, not a lot but it'll register on a proper breathalyser.

    Not enough people remember to not drive the next morning after drinking as well.

    Northern irish driving adverts should be shown over here. Truly horrific like a movie

    haritori

    Is it really a good thing? the breathaliser measures based on a legal … Is it really a good thing? the breathaliser measures based on a legal requirement of units consumed, yet what part of that machine takes into account the individual differences that means 1 unit is different to each person, some can handle it, some cant.Doesn't it make more sense for us to take responsibility for our own actions and prevent any possible accidents, if we are over the limit or not, by using common sense?it doesn't have to be about the legality but more the morality.


    a breathalyser doesnt measure how many units you've had thats irrelevant
    it measures concentration which takes into account those individual differences
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