Driving Sober: It Begins With a Choice

drivesoberWe make choices every day. Daily decisions may not seem that significant like what to wear, where we go eat, what TV show to watch, and so forth. Other choices can determine the course of our lives. What college to attend, where to buy a home, and who to marry are all decisions that will put us on a different path.

How we choose to use alcohol is also a major decision.

There are 5 areas of brain functions that are impacted from consuming alcohol:

  1. Memory
  2. Abstract Thinking
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Attention/Concentration
  5. Emotion Perception

A brain that is affected by alcohol simply cannot think, perceive, and react appropriately or quick enough when behind the wheel. So again, it comes down to CHOICE.

With the holidays here, law enforcements are encouraging all drivers to make prudent choices pertaining to drinking and driving.

Ultimately it is up to each of us to make wise choices. This holiday season, Cars For MADD asks you to drive sober and safe. And consider donating your car to a cause that works to keep families whole – Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD – and help save a life in the process.