There's life after the party
I read a letter from Bryan Delerue in the Express of October 22 headlined "Please, do not drink and drive" and I have to commend him on urging our motoring public not to drink and drive.
However, I must address one fact with you, Mr Delerue. Driving home from the Avenue to Arima at 4.42 am, after having a couple drinks is just as dangerous as the person who is driving drunk.
Driving under the influence is not the only contributing factor to the high road fatality figures in our country.
Another is driving while tired, and there is no way someone driving home at that hour can be as alert as they should be while behind the wheel, worse yet after having a "couple drinks", as you stated in your letter, Mr Delerue.
I am very happy again that you chose to let Trinidad and Tobago know about your experience via your letter, but please from the bottom of my heart I urge you never to do what you did again. I am sure your family would love to have you around for many years to come.
Trinidad and Tobago, it's time we get it right! No amount of alcohol is worth your life! There is life after that party, or Friday evening lime.
Worse yet we have Christmas, and Carnival is coming on its heels.
Remember the rules: no drinking and driving, no cellphones while driving, no speeding, no driving while tired and please wear your seat-belts, even in the backseat.