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Default  Posted: 6:00 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Please don't drink and drive. Here is the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) video. WARNING very graphic content.

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Posts: 9588 | Registered: Oct 2007 | From: East of the Rockies
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Default  Posted: 11:46 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

My friend's daughter was a passenger in a car that was struck by a drunk. She is ok, thankfully. And so is the Ass who hit her.

What a powerful video, thank you for sharing.

(((To all victim's and their loved ones)))

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Posts: 18810 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: OK - Hot as hell here !!!!!!
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Default  Posted: 11:50 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

My XH still drinks and drives and brags about it. He is usually so drunk he doesn't know how he got home and doesn't remember driving home. That is a person with a serious drinking problem.

Me: BS 53
Son: 27 years old
Daughter: 25 years old
D-day(s) 9/23/94 - 1/31/05
Divorced 4/10/08

Posts: 7482 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Illinois
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Default  Posted: 1:26 AM, December 22nd (Sunday)

oh yikes. I know in certain areas there are services like angelride which are volunteer free rides home no questions asked.

Personally I might just stay home NYE, or if I do go out NYE, spend the night at a friend's, because it's not as much me I worry about as the other people.

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Default  Posted: 4:46 AM, December 22nd (Sunday)

I tell my girls to get to a place and stay overnight NYE. One year I had about 8 college-age kids at my house. Loved it!


FBS: Married 20 years, 2 daughters 25 and 22. Divorced by the grace of GOD.
D-Days: 2/23/93; 10/11/97; 3/5/03
Ex & OW Broke up 12-10
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Posts: 29657 | Registered: Apr 2003 | From: Massachusetts
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Default  Posted: 2:53 PM, December 22nd (Sunday)

As someone who has experienced first hand the devastation drunk drivers cause please please please don't do it.

Call a friend, a relative, a cab, or stay where you are. It's not worth ruining lives.

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Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
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Posts: 8687 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
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Default  Posted: 9:52 PM, December 22nd (Sunday)

The sad reality is that those who drink and drive, thinking it's no big deal and they can handle it, won't get the message from a PSA.

The latest radio stats about there being x% more fatalities on xmas and nye/ny day due to drunk driving make me nervous to even be on the road.

We are always available to pick up our kids, friends, family if someone has had too much to drink. Before we go anywhere a sober driver is chosen.

My family has been through the devastation once, I couldn't survive another loss like it.

Prayers to everyone for a safe week.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
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Him: 47
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Posts: 3845 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Massachusetts
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Default  Posted: 10:45 PM, December 23rd (Monday)

Another bump..Like tushnurse I have witnessed first hand the blood shed and devastation drunk driving causes...Really, the same goes with any kind of distracted driving...

Don't tie your happiness to the tail of somebody else's kite

Posts: 1242 | Registered: Nov 2011
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Default  Posted: 11:02 AM, December 26th (Thursday)

Another bump...

Don't tie your happiness to the tail of somebody else's kite

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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, December 26th (Thursday)

I just found out that the (drunk and high) driver of the car that almost hit my husband and son head-on, then wrecked and killed his younger brother, was released from jail last week because his toxicology reports were "lost."

I am sick. Just sick. I seriously want to meet this kid face to face and see if anything will get through to him.

Me, 47
Him, 40 (JMSSC)
married 17 years. In R. We are making it. The past does not define who we are today.

Posts: 2776 | Registered: Sep 2011 | From: South Carolina
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Default  Posted: 3:11 PM, December 26th (Thursday)

I made it back from Desert Storm. Our unit had some of the first guys on the ground. Some of our troops didn't come home.
I remember it so damn vividly. We made it back. We were alive, and we were so happy to be home.
The first weekend, two of the soldiers were drinking and made the decision to drive.
I'll never be able to wrap my head around their one decision and how it ended both of their lives.
I was one of the soldiers that had to inventory the females possessions so we could box it up and ship it to her next of kin.

I don't need further confirmation of what a fuckwit he is. I already have plenty, thanks very much. -SBB
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Posts: 2325 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: AZ
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Default  Posted: 6:51 PM, December 26th (Thursday)

My father was almost killed by a drunk driver years ago... the man who hit him had done it a couple times before.

It's just not worth the risk.

Powerful video.

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. ~ Yogi Bhajan

Posts: 15412 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Now an AZ girl
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Default  Posted: 7:01 PM, December 26th (Thursday)

I lost a 17 year old sister to a drunk driver. Broke my parents hearts and mine too. Drinking and driving is just so irresponsible but a fact of life. Some people never grow up.

And remember Murphy is right. Nothing is so bad that it can't get worse!!!

Posts: 1318 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Ontario, Canada
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