There are many reasons to celebrate special events in life. Whether you’ve landed a new job, you find out your best friend is getting married, or you’re celebrating a birthday; chance is you’re going to celebrate with friends and family. Most people find it appropriate to enjoy a nice dinner or gather at your favorite bar to celebrate the special event.
Although there is nothing wrong with having a few drinks in the spirit of celebration, there is an issue with getting behind the wheel after drinking. Consider the following on how your drinks will cost you more than just the bar tab:
For those who plan on a fun night out with friends, you will require some way to get home. The most responsible thing to do would be to arrange a designated driver or simply Uber of Lyft if your city offers their services. For those who neglect the dangers of drinking and driving the consequences can be severe. For instance, if you are pulled over and you’ve been drinking you could immediately receive a fine and spend some time in jail, which can greatly impact your life.
In spending this time in jail, your employer will require a notice as to why you won’t be able to attend work for the duration of your sentence. If your employer is notified as to why you’re missing work, you could be facing additional consequences, based on the nature of your work. Many employers may feel that conducting this type of reckless behavior is not within their code of conduct, even when you’re off the clock.
Losing your job can complicate things beyond what you originally anticipated when getting behind the wheel of your car after a few beers. Take notice of your alcohol intake and have a backup plan.
In addition to paying what could be a hefty fine, the court may also require to you to attend classes because of your charge. Taking the extra time from your schedule could cost you more time from work and depending on how the classes are set up, more money from your wallet. Not only may they require the class, but you also might be subject to utilize an Ignition Interlock Device that require you to blow into the device each time you need to start your car. Often, this can be required for an entire year. They may also find it suitable that you devote additional time to community services as a component of your penalty.
By this point you may have realized that driving impaired can cost you your job, resulting in unpaid bills. Not only would you have a difficult time making payments, but you might also find it difficult obtaining another job due to your record.
Although losing your job and having a hard time making payments on your bills put you in a bind, you could have lost your life or caused someone else to lose theirs of suffer severe injury.
Life calls for celebration, but it also has a way of throwing the unexpected into the picture. The lesson is simple. If you’re going to drink, don’t drive. Make sure that your group has a driver who hasn’t been drinking or utilize the services offered in your area. Your last drink could cost you more than the bar tab you’ve rang up.
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