By Notadrinkanddriveidiot - 07/12/2011 14:46 - United States
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The OP clearly states he was not drunk. He probably only had 2 or 3 beers, which in most places would make you blow over even when someone is no where even close to being buzzed. So to anyone who is calling this guy and idiot and saying he's endangering people, really need to chill out and find this super funny.
96, the human body handles about 1 alcoholic beverage per hour. Usually no more and sometimes less. If you have more within an hour, you're going to be "buzzed." And whether or not you've ever stopped at two and waited for 40 minutes for it to kick in, I promise, you're in no condition to be driving.
Yeah, and it turns out that being tired is just as bad as being drunk when driving, and so is talking to a passenger or a hands-free phone, or a million other things that impair your driving, many of which do so just as badly as alcohol. Have you ever done that? Then maybe you should be a little slower to WTFCONDEMN.
Yes, actually they are as bad as drinking. Scientific studies have confirmed this, in terms of what it does to your reaction time and judgement. It's just that drunk drivers are a social scapegoat. If someone is killed by a tired driver, or a driver talking to a friend in the car, we don't say "my friend was killed my a social driver!" Google "tired drunk driving" and similar things, and you'll see this for yourself.
Im not trying to defend anything here but I think they do have a point, other things are as bad, so why not treat it as bad? Why do we hate on drunk drivers but then text and drive or talk on the phone and drive. I think anyone doing these (minus a few exceptions) deserve it. Also calm down, everyone is freaking out a bit. They are all like omfg omfg another driving that's drinking! Okay and how many of you have texted while driving, or on the phone? If you have if hypocritical.
Trying to play it cool in case you had too many?! Didn't a designated driver cross your mind? If you don't know whether you're over the legal limit, chances are, you are!