“The real scary story – drinking driving”

“The real scary story - drinking driving”

I could recount countless scary stories. Some of them are funny ghost stories you might tell a kid, but the stories that scare me the most involve drivers bragging about driving drunk.

Every two minutes someone is injured in a drunk driving crash. Some people have tried to inform me that this isn’t an issue in our small town. I disagree. I have heard stories, not only whispered behind closed doors or in a small circle of trusted people, but bragged about, and plastered across social media.

This isn’t okay. There will be a time when the consequences won’t be light. The time to take action is now. Why does it matter to me, you might ask? You might not think there is anything you can do. Regardless of who you are, or how old you are, there is something you can do. Take that stand today.

Don’t be a drunk driver, and don’t condone drunk driving. Save lives.

By Chelsea Biciunas, Forks Young Life – Washington Traffic Safety Commission Grant Project