Hopefully you don’t need any reason not to drink and drive, but if you do, here are three compelling reasons from iDefensiveDriving.com:

Reason #1 – Life & Death

Under the influence of alcohol is the number one cause of motor vehicle related deaths in the United States. It is a proven fact, that a driver under the influence of even one drink will have a slower reaction time, and decreased judgment when driving.

Reason #2 – A Costly Mistake

If you are convicted of drinking and driving it will likely cost you thousands of dollars. The court costs and related fines for a first time DUI/DWI offender, will range anywhere from $500 to $5000. The severity of the offense, and if an accident or accident related injury or death was involved, could increase those costs and fines substantially. Your auto insurance will increase due to the DUI/DWI and you will need to file an SR-22 insurance form. An SR-22 will affect your premiums for up to five years, and you can expect your auto insurance premium to increase by 100% if you are convicted of a DUI/DWI.

Reason #3 – Poor Future Outlook

In addition to the financial burden of fines and court costs, your future is not going to be as bright. Many employers do not hire individuals with DUI/DWI convictions, and if your current job involves driving you may lose your job. This can have a dramatic effect on your financial future, and can be hard to overcome.

So stay sober when driving, and if you drink, make sure to call a cab or have a designated driver.

We look forward to seeing you driving “safely” in Texas.