I think we can all agree that drinking and driving is one of the worst choices you can make in your life. Although the days that you see the most drinking in this country are New Years and around the 4th of July, drunk drivers can be on the road at any time of the year. It is important that you always stay alert while behind the wheel, but there are times where you have to be more careful than others. These times include the days mentioned above, any local celebrations, and even certain times of the night, which generally depend on when the bars in your area close for the evening.
While we have all been taught about the dangers of drinking and driving at this point, there are unfortunately some people who still decide to do it anyway. Drinking alcohol not only impacts your ability to make safe decisions, but it also slows down your reaction time drastically. These are only a couple of the reasons why driving with any amount of alcohol in your system is extremely dangerous. Be sure to check what the legal limit in your state is and how many drinks that generally equates to. You should always stop drinking a few hours before you need to drive, and make sure that you’re eating and drinking water over the course of the time you’re drinking as well. We do suggest that if possible, you have a designated driver or stay the night wherever you are celebrating.
Every year, we hear about hundreds of people who are seriously injured or killed because someone decided to drink and drive. While we can and do help people that are living with severe pain after a car accident here, we never like to hear that a drunk driver was the reason for the injury. The worst part is that we know that those who are able to come in of their own volition are the luckier ones. If you need to drive, we suggest you skip the alcohol and get home safe instead.
We want all of our patients to have fun, but we also want everyone to stay safe. It is important that you remember to come into Wirth Chiropractic if you have any pain, especially if it is the result of a car accident. Being hit by a drunk driver is scary, but you don’t have to go through it alone when you have us on your side!