One of our friends lost their mother to a drunk driver.
She was coming condo late from toil one evening when a drunk driver ran a red light as she was entering an intersection.
It was so sudden she didn’t have somewhere near close enough time to react before the collision. Sadly the drunk driver survived and our neighbor lost her mother in return. I just pray that the monster quits drinking and turns her life around, even though I don’t hold out any hope for that. That’s why I’m really sensitive about intoxicated driving. I volunteered to be a designated driver on a number of opportunities coming condo from parties with friends in university, in part because I didn’t trust any of them to drive safely while intoxicated. While it’s becoming less and less socially sufficient to drive while under the influence of alcohol, there seems to be this message being transfered in the marijuana community that driving while high is completely okay. I realize that being under the influence of cannabis can occasionally be significantly less inebriating than similarly sized doses of alcohol. On top of that, I also realize that people who must medicate all afternoon long with cannabis have no option however to drive with it affecting them to some degree or another. Where I draw a line is with the people who smoke joints or blunts while they’re behind the wheel of a car. Getting high while you’re driving is a lot worse than getting in the vehicle after an third or longer since your previous dose of THC.