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MADD Hennepin County VIP at the Cop Shop, MPD 5th Precinct

Overcoming Alcohol-Impaired Driving with a Blamethrower doesn't work in the long run.  The "Scared Straight" program in prisons has not been given a 'makeover' and recycled for MADD Panels.  While fear and common sense have its value, how does someone utilize fear when their perception has been impaired through drinking or drugging? 

Overcoming Impaired-Driving through LOVE & FORGIVENESS is my objective.  Fear of consequences does not go far enough.  We all know the potentially dire consequences of being impaired and driving. 

Simply put, because most truths are simple, if you love someone, you will not hurt them (at least not on purpose).  If you love yourself, you will not hurt yourself, either, by placing yourself in harm's way.

Is getting behind the wheel while impaired an act of love?

Love itself is the answer to ending impaired-driving, as I see it, but only when it rises to the level of CONSCIOUS LOVE.  Parents LOVE their children, but the #1 killer of children who die in alcohol-impaired crashes in the USA, died at the hands of the ones who have the easiest access to them, the ones who love them the most, which is the parents.  Because love didn't go far enough, we need to place emphasis on the need for CONSCIOUSNESS & LOVE.  This means we need to RAISE OUR AWARENESS, think & feel on a higher level, one so powerful that we make a decision to preserve love BEFORE we party.  Make the decision to get a sober driver while you are sober, i.e., before the party, not after you are impaired.  Make love so powerful in your lives that it's impossible to get behind the wheel while impaired.