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Persuasion is a huge factor when it concerns an intoxicated friend or family member from climbing behind the wheel of a vehicle

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´╗┐Individual: Persuasion, Indoctrination and Inoculation Refraining from Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs Kimberly Roberts PSY/285 1/13/2013 Carol Watson ________________ It seems like every day when we turn on the news we always hear about a horrible car accident that involved someone driving under the influence. Driving under the influence is one of the largest reasons why there is so many car accidents in the United States and because of this laws have become harsher even for those first time offenders. Millions of people have become affected by driving under the influence, whether it has been their family member or friend who has been drinking or doing drugs and then climbing behind the wheel or it has been their family member or friend who has been injured or killed because of the intoxicated driver. Even though many drivers who partake in a small amount of alcohol consumption or recreational, yet illegal drug use might feel that they are only driving a short distance and have the mentality that no harm can come to them they tend to forget that their actions could not only affect them but also many other people. ...read more.

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when you as the clear minded and unimpaired person have to remain logical and think ahead when dealing with the intoxicated individual. If by chance, you are ever in the position where you and a friend are involved in a situation with an intoxicated person who wants to drive, you have to remember that once all those drinks or drugs have been absorbed in their body they are harder to reason with. The intoxicated personal might be confrontational and not fully understand how impaired they are. When reasoning with them, you should remind them that you, yourself can personally get in trouble for not trying to stop them from getting behind the wheel because they are intoxicated. You should also remind them that if they get a DUI then they could lose their drivers license and could be stranded or have to rely on others for transportation. The last thing you might want to remind them is that driving under the influence is illegal and that it could result in prison or jail even for those first time offenders. ...read more.

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The possibility that none of your reasoning being effective, there are two final alternatives. You can always call a cab or call the police. Most friends or family members won?t call the police to stop the intoxicated driver but we have to remember all those lives that your intoxicated friend could be endangering and sometimes that threat alone will make them rethink getting behind the wheel. Persuasion is a huge factor when it concerns an intoxicated friend or family member from climbing behind the wheel of a vehicle. Some might just need some gentle persuasion, a slight moral nudge to remind them while others might need a little bit more force. Having a plan of action to deal with intoxicated drivers are always the first step of taking preventable measures to help ease the pressure of having to drive intoxicated. When reminding them that there is always another safer and legal option make sure to express your emotions while you?re attempting to persuade the intoxicated driver. It?s very important for them to understand how important saving not only their life is but also that they could be saving the lives of many other people. ...read more.

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