By Greg Zyla
With more drivers on the road this 2013 holiday season than ever, it’s time for our yearly column on the dangers of drinking and driving and/or using your cell phone while behind the wheel.
This is the story of young Joe, a fun loving 21-year-old who is full of life, has lots of friends and is a good person. He also has a great collector car, a 1969 Mustang Boss 302 that he loves to drive.
Joe could be your friend, son, parent or husband. He’s having a great time at a holiday party, joining in on all the fun. He’s overdone the eating and drinking, something many of us do each year.
Now it’s 1 a.m., and time to head home, which is just six miles away. Joe knows he’s had one too many of the alcoholic drinks, but doesn’t feel it will impair his driving abilities.
Thank goodness he’s alone in his Mustang.