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Drinking and driving applies to all drinks

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I remember quite vividly a time when I was about five years old. After visiting a McDonald's, my dad was driving my Mom and I to my Grandmother's. I was happily eating my Happy Meal when suddenly I realised that the family was in grave danger. Hysterically crying, I told my dad he would kill us all because he was "drinking and driving" just like the tv commercials warn you not to.
My mother got a huge kick out of trying to explain the relative safety of the effect of strawberry milkshakes on one's motoring skills.

Nic
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When I was little, I was in the car with my mom and a commercial on the radio was talking about the dangers of drinking and driving. My mom was drinking a coffee at the time and I was appalled she was putting us in such danger!

Anon
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When I was young there were a bunch of ads on television telling you how horrible drinking and driving was. The lady who drove my carpool to pre-school always drank a Diet Pepsi while she was driving. I was terrified.

Brian
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I have a distinct memory of sitting on the school bus coming home from kindergarten one day and being absolutely convinced I was going to die. Why? Because the bus driver was drinking from a can of Coke and I knew from PSAs on television that drinking and driving killed people.

Kristina
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When I was little, I was sitting in the car with my mom after we had just gone to McDonald's or some other fast food place. She was driving and picked up the soda and was about to take a sip. "NOOOO!!!!" I cried, afraid my mom would die. "Don't drink and drive!"
She then explained to me that you aren't supposed to drink alcohol and drive. I felt really dumb.

Betsy
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I remember seeing a commercial often when I was 4 (now 24) that depicted a group of teenagers drinking something (that I thought was just pop at the time) while sitting in their vehicle. As soon as the driver turned on the ignition, all passengers and the driver turned into skeletons and a scary voice said "Don't drink and drive!!!". From that point on, I thought that if you drink anything while driving, you would turn into a skeleton! I finally got the balls to drink some pop in my parents' car to see if I would actually turn into a skeleton. I was scared as hell after the first few sips but after a while, I realized that I wasn't really going to turn into a skeleton. Looking back at this moment just made me realize how dumb some of those 80's public service announcements are. Skeletons??? LOL!!!

Darius
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I used to watch commercials that warned people against "drinking and driving", and saying drinking and driving can cause accidents. I didn't know they only referred to drinking alcohol. I figured the hazard must come from the possibility of spilling your glass of kool-aid or whatever on the dashboard, bending over to wipe it up, and then crashing your car because you weren't watching the road!

Spark
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I thought the law against drinking and driving applied to all beverages, for anyone in a car. Oddly, this didn't stop me from doing it, or from caring if others did -- I just hid my drink any time we passed a cop car!

A little anarchist even then
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I have a friend, John, who was driving with his mother the other day. All of a sudden she pulled over and started drinking her bottle of Coke she purchased earlier. When he enquired as to what she was doing she said, "don't you know, it's illegal to drink and drive". (keep in mind she was serious) Needless to say, John is still laughing about this!!!

Katherine
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I used to believe that no drinking and driving meant that you couldn't drink anything while you were in your car. I would always be afraid that my mother would get arrested and I would become an orphan.

Rhonda
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When I was little, I took the phrase "don't drink and drive" to heart. I would upset at my parents for drinking coffee in the car.

Carrie
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When I was young, before I knew of the effects of alcohol, I thought you weren't allowed to drink and drive because when you would lift up the cup to drink, it blocked your view of the road. I would then chastise my dad for drinking his coffee while driving us to school because I thought all drinking and driving was against the law.

Derek
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I used to always get mad at my dad for drinking coffee while driving. I though the no drinking and driving rule applied to any beverage

Court
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When I was little my teachers always told me it was bad to drink and drive. I never ever told them how often my mom would bring a diet coke in the car and drink it when she drove us around. I was afraid she would go to prison.

Anon
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Some time about 1980 I saw a public information film advising people not to drink and drive. This made perfect (and obvious) sense to my three-year-old brain, as your coffee might distract you from the road.

R
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My dad usually drank a pop when he drove. In the first grade, my teahcer asked the class what our New Years resolution was going to be. I told her I was going to help my dad stop drinking and driving.

Pat
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When I was little I thought "no drinking and drving" meant no drinking ANYTHING and driving. It was all cleared up when I started screaming when my father took a sip of his soda.

Hannah
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I used to think it was against the law to drink soft drinks while driving because of all the signs I saw that said "Don't Drink and Drive..."

tempestuous
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my dad used to drink tea in the car and id be afraid to see a cop because i heard you werent supposed to drink and drive

fatima
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I used to think that the saying "If you drink and drive you are a bloody idiot" meant that if you drank anything you were a bloody idiot. One time I was in the car with my uncle and he asked me to pass him the bottle of water, but I refused to give it to him. He asked why and I said "If you drink and drive you are a bloody idiot."

Selvy
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