There is an old saying in China “Nobody runs the business at a loss, but everybody scrambles to take the business of murder”. Although this saying is hyperbolic, it reflects the fact that a bunch of people risks their lives regardless of the consequence. Drinking-driving, is one of the phenomenon that causes serious consequence, but attracts millions of people to pay the price of life for it. Therefore, it worths our exploration to see why people still choose to go on undeterred by the dangers ahead. With the rapid development of modern society, people are becoming more and more fickle.
Is that “cold one” before driving a good idea? Is it worth your family going to your funeral? We see the aftermath of drinking and driving all the time. The total loss vehicles, mangled bodies and even worse, the innocent victims. The ad “Punch worthy car crash” was published on January 22, 2013 to address the dangers of drinking and driving.
Habits are developed by humans almost unwillingly. Good habits can arise like eating healthy, exercising regularly, or good manners. On the other hand, bad habits can easily be adapted as well. Drivers have adapted many risky habits that often put other road users in dangerous situations. These hazardous actions could include road rage, ignoring traffic laws, drinking and driving, or texting and driving.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 to 25 year olds, and alcohol and/or drug impairment is a factor in 55% of those crashes. Males: Account for 87% of the young fatally injured drinking drivers and 89% of the seriously injured drinking drivers. Young drinking drivers are most likely to be killed or injured in the summer (32.4% and 40.8% respectively) and least likely to be killed or injured in the winter (8% and 11.4% respectively). Weekend:
We have all done it. Either answered the call or sent a text. Just one won’t hurt, or so we think. Even after the numerous warnings and constantly being hit with slogans such as “Arrive alive, don’t text and drive” or “Make your car a no phone zone”, we still don’t believe the risks apply directly to us. Sure, there is always the story of some girl in Connecticut who died after wrapping her car around a tree, but that’s all it is to us, a story.
Drink, Drive, Die In the United States, almost thirty deaths occur daily due to a drunk driving accident; equaling one death every 51 minutes("Impaired Driving"). If drunk drivers were arrested on their first offense, this number could be reduced significantly. Drivers that were involved in crashes that resulted in death were six times more likely to have a prior conviction for driving under the influence than other drivers with no alcohol in their system("Impaired Driving"). Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on their first offense.
Should poor, irresponsible drivers be taken off the streets? Drivers should have consequences for texting, drinking, or even being tired on the road. Poor drivers should not be given the privilege of driving for many reasons. Many innocent people are being killed or even injured because of this.
The biggest problem I can think of in our school and community are drugs and alcohol. There kids driving and coming to school high and drunk every day. Kids get reckless while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There have been many accidents because of the substances. I believe we should have to be drug tested to be able to drive to school or operate any of the equipment we use or have.