Although it's a given that you have to pay attention while driving, the beginning of the school year brings with it a different set of circumstances. Some schools are already back in session which means buses are out on the roads; and roads will become more congested before and after school hours, which are also major general commute times.
Now that warmer weather has arrived in the Northeast, people are taking advantage of the ability to move activities outdoors. Young and older people are using their bicycles for commuting to work or school, or just going out for a few hours of touring to enjoy the sights.
Slip, trip and fall incidents result in some of the most common workplace injuries. The risk of falling outdoors increases in the winter as temperatures drop and ice and snow accumulate across parking lots and driveways.
So you've made that decision. As you hobble out of the bar, you stumble to your car thinking "I only live 2 miles away," all the while you've dropped your keys trying to unlock your car door. You know you shouldn't be driving tonight. You know society and the law severely frowns on drinking and driving, and that thousands of people are killed every day from people like you. At that moment you see the carnage. You see the news real footage runs through your head of the police lights and ambulances. You hear the cries of the mothers, wives and husbands after they've lost a loved one to such an avoidable and selfish decision. At that moment, you make another decision - a decision that will save not only your wallet but the lives of those around you. You are one a very small group of people who decided not to drink and drive.