Reckless driving can put you in this hotel. For free. Maybe forever

In this last day of 2015, many are trying to find good hotels to rest with their families. Spending a peaceful time thinking of what 2016 reserves for all of us and about what we have achieved in 2015 is not only healthy; it is necessary. But what if you are fond of reckless driving and ends up in this hotel below?

We are not sure the singer was one of the guys sending “warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air”, but it is not unlikely, considering how much he seems to praise little marijuana tips. The fact is that has cost him a permanent stay on Hotel California. If you ever thought that sort of  accomodation was just a horror story, be aware it is pretty real. And it can be made of a script of your own writing. Especially if you mistake fun for having the most booze you can. Especially if you do that knowing you have to drive afterwards. But do not worry: in York, Canada, your room is secured for you. Check the hotel below.

We salute the York Regional Police for such a humorous piece of alert. “We invite impaired drivers into a palace of no class comfort and bottom level luxury” must be one of the best lines of this video. The campaign also uses the hashtag #reservationsnotrequired for obvious reasons. DUI is one of the biggest cause of traffic deaths and that always rises in holidays. If you want to get wasted, that is not of anybody’s business, but do it in a way no one has to pay for your attitudes. Reckless driving is not only a proof of stupidity. It is also dangerous for the others.

Do yourself, your family and your friends a favor: avoid the Hotel California, or the Hotel York, as much as possible. And also the consequences pointed in the end of the last video. You may even get out of Hotel York one day, but you may not be able to repair the damages your impaired driving can cause.

We would like to thank our reader Rosana Dias Lancsarics for the tip. Let’s hope it helps make a difference and save lives. And have a Happy New Year!

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.