Why People Get DUI’s And How To Avoid Them

Drunk driving is something that thousands of people die of every single day all over the world. Sadly, it’s completely preventable, making the startling death toll unnecessary. Avoiding a DUI is as simple as taking a few precautions and being smart.

Not only can a DUI lead to serious legal repercussions, which will likely require you having to hire a lawyer, but you are putting yours and others’ lives at risk. It’s simply not worth it.

Take a look at some of the most common reasons why people are charged for DUI’s and what you can do to avoid them.


Unfortunately, alcoholism is a rising epidemic. For some people, alcohol is a casual pastime which is enjoyed occasionally at social gatherings. For other people, it’s a full-fledged addiction which sends their lives into a downward spiral.

People who have no limits with their alcohol consumption aren’t able to gauge whether their decisions will have positive or negative results. Because of a lack of clarity, they get behind the wheel after drinking without a second thought. If you find yourself engaging in risky behavior after drinking, which you wouldn’t have otherwise done while sober, then you might want to question your relationship with alcohol.

Lack of Self-Awareness

Some people have no self-awareness when it comes to counting their drinks. Perhaps they don’t frequently drink so after having a few drinks at a party they think enough time has passed before getting behind the wheel. However, all it takes is one small glass of wine. If you’re pulled over by a police officer, and you’re over the limit, you will be charged for driving under the influence.

It’s critical to be careful about how much you drink, and how much time has passed before you get in a car. If you feel under the influence than you probably are under the influence and it’s not a good time to drive.

Unwillingness to Pay a Cab

In some cases, people simply can’t be bothered to pay for a cab. The extra 30 to 40 dollars isn’t worth it to them. Instead, they take the risk and drive themselves home after a night of drinking.

Unfortunately, in an effort to save money, they forget that if get in an accident as a result of their alcohol consumption, the consequences are considerably more expensive than a cab ride.

Social Pressure

All too often, some people don’t know how to say no to social pressure. A typical scenario is being at a party where everyone wants to go to another location. Because of a bandwagon mentality, people assume that since everyone else is getting behind the wheel drunk, that it’s ok for you to as well.

The bottom line is drinking and driving just don’t mix well under any circumstances.

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