“What Does It Mean?” Recap

“What Does It Mean?” Recap

Have you seen our “What Does It Mean?” blog series?

From idioms like “the cat’s out of the bag” to brand slogans like Nike’s “Just Do It,” we use catchy phrases every day. There are even some meant to help you drive safely, but they’re only helpful if you know what they mean. In Taylor King’s “What Does It Mean?” series, we explore several often-used phrases and what they mean for drivers.

 

Week One: “It Can Wait”

It began as a safe-driving campaign launched by AT&T, but “It Can Wait” became a full-fledged social media movement.

The message is simple: There is never a good reason to send or read a text while driving. Any message you need to send can wait until you’ve stopped the car.

Distracted driving is a serious problem that kills 9 people each day in the United States. Arkansas drivers and pedestrians have been killed by people who were texting and driving. Keep both hands on the wheel and spare families the needless heartache. It can wait!

 

Week Two: “Look Twice, Save a Life”

Have you ever been surprised by a motorcycle on the road? “Look Twice, Save a Life” is the phrase for you. This slogan is used to promote motorcycle safety awareness and encourage other drivers to “look twice” for bikers who are easily overlooked.

Motorcycle drivers face unique risks on the road. They are 28 times more likely than other drivers to be injured or killed in an accident.

Bikers are also unfairly characterized as risky drivers, but other drivers often share the fault in crashes where a motorcycle is involved. That’s why “Look Twice, Save a Life” is good advice for both bikers and car drivers.

 

Week Three: “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving”

When someone says that “buzzed driving is drunk driving,” they mean that even a small amount of alcohol can impair someone’s driving and make them a danger to others.

“Buzzed” is a word commonly used to describe someone who has been drinking and who feels the effects of alcohol, but who is not legally “drunk.”

A person is legally drunk when their blood alcohol level  (BAC) is .08 or higher. But .08 is not a magic number, as many advocacy groups have pointed out, and drivers can be impaired whether they’ve had one drink or five.

“Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” encourages people to adopt one simple policy: If you are drinking, do not drive. This is the best way to ensure you never get behind the wheel when you are in an impaired state.

 

Even Bradi Bear joined in on the fun! In “What Does It Mean? Bradi Bear Edition,” Bradi educates her readers on the meaning behind some of the dog-related idioms in the English language. You might be surprised at the phrases you use each day.

 

Questions? Call Taylor King Law

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