On an average, approximately eighteen people are dying every day across the country in drunk and driving mishaps.
“If it possible stop drinking, if not, at least driving when you are drunk”
Most of the drunken people deceive themselves by thinking that what the harm as I got home safely and no one was hurt. But just because someone made it safely to their home does guarantee a safe ride for everyone. It is pure luck, so choosing to drive after the drink is a wrong decision for your rightful life.
Alcohol effects in a way that changes victim’s judgment, depth perception as well as vital motor skills required to drive safely. Drinking alcohol can have a profound effect on driving skills.
Drinking can have a negative effect on any of these skills:
Reaction Time – Alcohol can slow reflexes, which can drastically reduce the ability to react swiftly to changing situations.
Vision – Alcohol can slow eye muscle function, alter eye movement, and alter visual perception, possibly resulting in blurred vision. Night vision and color perception also can be impaired.
Tracking – Alcohol can reduce the ability to judge the car’s position on the road, or the location of other vehicles, center line, or road signs.
Concentration – Alcohol may cause attention to driving to decrease and/or drowsiness to occur.
Comprehension – Alcohol can hinder the ability to make rational decisions
Coordination – Reduced eye/hand/foot coordination can be caused by drinking too much alcohol.
“When you drink and drive after a late night party, mourning welcomes you”
Every single injury and death caused by drunk driving is totally preventable.
Some solutions to prevent mishaps:
- Don’t drive if alcohol-impaired
- Always use a safety seat belt or helmet
- Use four-lane highways whenever possible
- Avoid travel after mid-nights
- Decelerate your vehicle
- Never drive when fatigued
- Don’t use cell phone while driving
With a slogan ‘Together we can make a Difference’ – A Safety Awareness Campaign is initiated by GreenOaks High School Students in A.S.Rao Nagar, Hyderabad on 24th February to promote awareness in public and to reduce alcohol-related accidents.
On this platform, GreenOaks would like to thank all the officials and local politicians who supported and strengthen our program with their presence. In coming days, we conduct many more social programs to spread awareness for an enlightened community.
Educate, Empower & Eradicate Alcoholic mishaps – Sharing is Caring!
“Be the Change, you wish to see in the World” – Mahatma Gandhi