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Drinking and driving applies to all drinks

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I thought that drinking and driving meant taking a drink of anything while operating a vehicle. So imagine my horror when I saw my uncle, who I considered to be the epitome of a good person, accept a bottle of coke from my aunt when he was driving me home one day.

Cherelle
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I used to believe that the TAC adds "If you drink then drive, you're a bloody idiot" meant if you drank anything and then drove so I used to freak out when dad would drive drinking a can of coke!

Lauren
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When I was 4 0r 5 my whole family was in the car driving somewhere on a trip. My father was drinking coffee, and I said to him "Dad, youre not allowed to drink and drive!!".
I was so upset he was breaking the law, and he even though he told me that its ok to drink coffee and drive and that they mean another kind of drink, I didnt believe him.

Amanda
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When I was a little kid, I heard PSAs and that about "drinking and driving". The phrase wasn't too specific, and I didn't understand the alcohol element to it. One day, after hearing an especially scary warning, I started screaming at my mother and refused to get into her car because she was bringing with her a can of diet soda. Oops!

Carie in Detroit
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I used to believe that drinking and driving was when you drank any beverage like water and soda while you drove. I found out that wasn't the case when I saw my dad drinking a soda from Chick-Fil-A when we were going home and I shouted, "Dad, you are drinking and driving!

Some Guy :)
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I used to believe that the law about drinking and driving ment any drinks, soda, juice, any thing. So when my mother and i would get fast food from the drive through i eaither would hide my soda or not order one at all. I would always tell my mother to let me hold her's. She thought i was so polite.

Sundaysmile
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when i was little i heard all the commotion about not drinking and driving and used to yell at my gramma for drinking her coffee in the car while she was driving. she laughed at me and tried to explain, but i didn't believe her.

lissa
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I used to think that the commercials and stuff that said don't drink and drive meant drinking anything. I was trying to decide if when I grew up I would go thirsty or just not go anywhere.

Steve
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when i was little i believed that drinking and driving referred to all drinks. so when my dad drank a soda in the car, i would yell at him for breaking the law.

sydney
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I used to think that "drinking and driving" meant that you couldn't drink ANYTHING when you were driving. My babysitter used to always drink coffee when she was driving us to school. I knew she was a good friend of my parents so I felt really guilty when I had to tell my parents that Ms. Nancy was drinking and driving on the way to school.

Anon
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When I was little and they would run the "dont drink and drive" adds i used to think that was drink anything. So my mom would have a cup of coffee everyday in the car and one day i asked "Mom are you going to go to jail?" and she said "No, why would i go to jail?" and I responded "because youre not supposed to drink and drive."

Rich
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After a road safety campaign that focused on "Don't drink and drive", my 3 year-old son started yelling in the car one day; "Dad, don't drink and drive." His dad was drinking a Diet Coke!

Lee
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I used to think that if you drank anything while in the car, you were drinking and driving. I flipped out once when my parents got us some Cokes at a drive through, and insisted on drinking it outside the car.

Anon
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True story: When I was little in the early 80s there were a lot of commercials on TV saying "Don't drink and drive." One day my mom was taking me somewhere in the car, and she had a Diet Coke. I started to cry and refused to get in the car, telling her, "You can't drink and drive!!"

stephanie
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I remember when I was about 7 years old I saw a sign that said don't drink and drive, its thw law. So I thought that when you drank anything, alchoholic or not, it impaired your driving skills. Also, I believed that the passengers couldn't drink anything wither, because they might spill and that would cause a crash or something. (I don't know where I got that from). It wasn't until I freaked out when my dad drank iced tea while at the wheel and he explained to me just what kind of drinks were illegal to drive with.

C
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One time when I was 5 or 6, I was riding with my dad and he was drinking coffee. I told him he should stop drinking and driving :)

Landon
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When I was a child I used to believe that the “Don’t drink & drive” public service announcements, literally meant you were never allowed to drink any type of beverage in the car – even a soda pop!

Elvira V.
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Whenever I used to hear people talking about drink driving I used to assume it was just drinking any drink, ie. coke while you were actually at the wheel.

Anna
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I used to believe that the law on drink driving meant u couldn't drink anything as you drove along.
I was terrified my dad would get arrested so i told my dad off for doing it but he only laughed I just thought he was brave!

Anon
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I used to belive that it was Illeagal to drink ANY beverage while driving, not just alcohol.

Emma*
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