I know you're ecstatic about the party tonight, but are you going to ask someone to drive you home?
Why bother someone when I can just drive myself home? Don't worry, I'm not easily affected by alcohol.
Drinking alcohol slows your reflex time, diminishes your distance and speed judgement and concentration, and increases your forgetfulness and risk-taking behaviour.
You know, people often think they're not affected by alcohol, but in reality, they're acting quite drunk.
Besides, think about how much trouble you'll get in for impaired driving.
You worry too much! Besides, even if I get caught, the consequences won't be serious. It's just a small fine.
That's actually false. The consequences for drinking and driving include a heavy fine and jail time. There's not only legal consequences, but social ones as well. You'll lose respect and trust. If you injure anyone, you'll also have to live with guilt over what you did. Furthermore, you'll have your driving privileges suspended and have to pay higher insurance fees.
One of the biggest consequences, I think, is death. My best friend died from a drunk driver when she was sixteen. She was abiding all the rules of the road, but he wasn't. He got out of the crash with only a broken leg and a few bruises, but she died on impact
I'm so sorry for your loss. I won't drink and drive. I'll ask my older cousin to drive me instead.