Despite knowing the perils of driving drunk, what makes a motorist willing to take the risks? Hvovi Bhagwagar, a clinical psychologist and trauma therapist, blames the won’t-happen-to-me syndrome. “It’s largely those in the age group of 28-38 who are behind most drink driving accidents.”

“Alcohol makes it difficult for a person to make a rational decision. the increased impulsiveness makes youths believe that many are invincible.”

Featured in Mid-Day, June 11, 2017.