Be Safe During The Holiday Season
Dont Drink and Drive
Just What A Cave Creek Car Service Can
Save You This Holiday Season
The Holiday season is one that finds many people looking forward in anticipation of the parties and festivities with friends and family. While everyone should enjoy the spirit of the season there is one aspect of the festivities that people should be aware and careful of when it comes to enjoying the Holidays and that aspect if the imbibing of alcoholic beverages. While there is nothing wrong with the enjoyment of an alcoholic beverage during the Holiday season, it is important to keep in mind that alcohol tends to alter a person’s abilities to think and react appropriately in given situations, such as operating a motor vehicle.
Driving a motor vehicle is something that requires the individual’s full attention and faculties. Keep in mind that accidents happen all the time, even in the best of circumstances, but during the Holiday season there is an even greater risk. The hustle and bustle of people hurrying to accomplish the last minute tasks for their Holiday preparations create a hectic enough pace that presents the potential dangers for automobile wrecks, let alone combining these potentials with the hazards of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Aside from the obvious concern, safety, the other important aspect to be concerned with would be that of a DUI. A DUI is something that can severely alter a person’s life; professionally, emotionally, mentally and even psychologically. The statistics in Arizona alone are somewhat staggering; 38,260 individuals were arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence alone on 2008 and there were at least 807 vehicular accidents where one of the parties involved tested over the legal alcohol limit. While these Arizona statistics may not seem very impressive to some consider the fact that there were over 38,000 individuals who need not have gone to jail and over 800 individuals who need not have died had one simple phone call been made rather than sliding behind the steering wheel of a vehicle.
While less serious than the fatality and safety aspect a DUI is also financially and stigmatically damaging as well. In Arizona alone the penalties for a driving under the influence offense results in at least $1,800 in fines and costs as well as the possibility of up to 6 months jail time and as much as 5 years of probation. This is just the beginning level of punishment for a blood alcohol level of .08%, not to mention the definite suspension of driving privileges. Even when your driver’s license is reinstated there is still the chance that your vehicle will need to be fitted with a device that requires a breathalyzer test in order to start the ignition.
Keep in mind that facing these type of detrimental prospects can easily be avoided by simply making an intelligent decision; should you choose to drink then be responsible enough to not drive as well; utilize a Cave Creek Arizona car service instead. A car service is just what it says it is; you have a driver and vehicle at your disposal to pick you up and take you wherever it is you may need to go. Consider the aspect of hiring a service such as this in order to make it to your Holiday parties with your friends who will be attending as well. This way you don’t have to go alone and you can be assured that you and your friends will be able to celebrate the Holidays safely and in good conscience knowing that you have made certain that you have not taken an unnecessary safety risk this Holiday.