Proverbs 21:16 (NASV)
16 The person who strays from common sense will end up in the company of the dead.

Solomon talks about the sinner who wanders away from common sense towards the dangers of sin. They break out of the hedges of protection following the conduct of the world. They become deluded in their own thoughts and are swept away towards the same destruction Sodom and Gomorrah faced.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease control 36 people die every day and approximately 700 more are injured in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol impaired driver. In 2006 13,470 people died in alcohol impaired driving crashes accounting for 32% of the traffic related deaths in the United States. Drugs other than alcohol are involved in about 18% of the other deaths. Sometimes the deaths are overlapped with the use of alcohol. Half of the 306 child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in alcohol crash related accidents in 2006 were riding with passengers of a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. In 2006, 45 children age 14 years and younger were killed as pedestrians or bicyclists who were hit by alcohol impaired drivers. Those who drank and drove left common sense behind. They made tragic mistakes which cost their lives and lives of others. They ended up in the company of the dead because they strayed from common sense. They gave up the hedge of protection God had for them and traded it for the pleasures of the world.