In a few weeks the Christian world will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and we all know how we Trinbagonians celebrate His coming. We go to church and then visit family and friends, drinking and eating all the time. The drinks are not always sorrel and ginger beer, but also alcohol which is a depressant that gives you a slower reaction time while driving.
Alcohol is a legal drug in Trinidad and Tobago and it should not be abused. We must remember that Jesus Christ came into the world to save lives and the whole world from death, so when we drink and drive and cause injuries and death to our fellowmen for Christmas we are not following the purpose of His coming into the world.
Driving is a privilege and not a right and it can be taken from you by a court of law. Your breath alcohol level must not exceed 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 ml of breath. A driver caught in excess can face a fine up to $12,000 or three years imprisonment upon first conviction.
We must remember that a road accident can take your life, education, money, family and health. To date we are experiencing too many road deaths and injuries on our roads and the number tends to increase around the Christmas season.
The Trinidad and Tobago Road Safety Council is calling on the nation to let good sense prevail and be our brother’s keeper while shopping and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
To learn more about road safety and defensive driving contact Stan Huggins: 389-5880 your Road Safety Consultant.