Thursday, October 18, 2007

Safety Tips on Drunk Driving






I think the best way to be completely safe is to not drink and drive. If you do plan on drinking make sure you have a designated driver, who hasn't been drinking. The best defense against a drunk driver is wearing a seat belt. Make a smart choice to not drive while impaired, you could save some one else's life or yours. I found on this website a girl named Jacqueline ,was hit by a teenage drunk driver( Reggie Stephey )who was driving home after a couple beers with his friends. She was caught in the burning car for 45 seconds. Her body was severely burned. Two of her friends died in that car accident. She didn't though, she lost her ears and also one of her eyes and her body is covered in burns. She had to get over 40 operations just to live. Three years after the accident he had to serve 7 years in prison and fined $20,000. He was charged with manslaughter for the deaths two of her friends and 2 counts of intoxication. The motto for the slogan don't drink and drive is "Not everyone who gets hit by a drunk driver dies".

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't you think that he should be charge with the death pentalty because he had kill two. Well I don't think that him serving 7 years and getting fine 20,000 is enough he should be lock up forever to make up the two life that he took. But I'm glad that you brought this up because now teenager are drinking and driving and they think that it is okat to do so.So keep up the good work.

Olivia said...

Her story is so sad and it sucks to think things like this happen a lot everyday. I think this is a very good blog and people really should learn to be smart if their gonna drive.

Jessica said...

I agree drunk driving is a big problem that is so simple to solve. Don't drive Drunk. Jacquelines story is so sad and to think that he only had to serve 7 years in jail. Have you ever thought of including teens and drunk driving.

Anonymous said...

This story is very sad and the picture that you put on there is really good at getting peoples attention because it got mine.Your blog is very good and i like that your showing people to be smart and not drink and drive.

raul said...

Im glad that you this post up you did a great job. I think that everybody should think before drunk driving. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!

felicia said...

I am so sorry for Jacquline!! To have everything taken away from her in a couple of seconds. I hope that lots of teenagers and in general anyone who can drive sees this and realizes that you HAVE to take driving seriously!! Driving is a PRIVELEDGE NOT a RIGHT!!

Zach said...

I think your blog is great.I agree that the best way to be safe in a car is to not drink and drive..but you never know who is around you.