Drunk driving has been on the rise. Drunk driving accidents are about one-third of all traffic related accidents. This shocking amount is a result of several factors that have contributed to its rise. Factors such as the increased number of young people driving, the so-called law in place, and the consequences and preventions methods that come from driving drunk. Drunk drivers are the reason why these incidents are occurring and they should be seen as criminals, not people who are sick. They need to be punished to the fullest and there should be more restrictions in order to prevent more deaths due to drunk driving.
Since the number of young drivers has risen, study has shown that they are more likely to get in drunk driving related accidents.
There are those who are in favor of the policy, as well as those who are against the policy. Many people have difficulties making such judgment call on the policy of drunk driving, but here is an indisputable fact: “Every 53 minutes on average, someone is killed in a drunk
On July 13, 2017 at approximately 9:32PM I, Sgt. Bowring was dispatched to the area of HWY 37 and FM 779 Quitman, TX in reference to a maroon pickup driving recklessly. As I was patrolling the area I turned on to County Road 2350 which intersects FM 779 and HWY 37 when I observed a Maroon pickup, that matched the description given by dispatch parked in the bar ditch of County Road 2350. The vehicle appeared to have two flat tires on the driver side and a black male occupant sitting in the driver seat of the vehicle.
Punishing all of the American citizens by the MLDA being raised to 21 is not the right way to go about and promote safe driving. The United States is not the worst place for drunk driving incidents; in fact, it is one of the lowest. According to Niall McCarthy there are more dangerous roads than that of the U.S., “58% on South Africa’s roads can be attributed to alcohol consumption… In the United States, 31% of all road accidents… In the United Kingdom and Germany, road deaths involving alcohol consumption are rarer at 16 % and 9 % respectively,” (McCarthy).
“There’s No Benefit to Lowering the Drinking Age” explains, on average about eleven teens die daily as a result of drunk driving (Voas 464). When teens throw a party, alcohol is usually involved. Then once the party is over the kids have to get home somehow and they often drive themselves. When an alcoholic drink is placed in an eighteen-year-old hand decisions are made that harm them and others
Underage drinking has many consequences that are costly that younger people don’t think about when making the decision to drink. One of those costly effects would have to be your criminal record that will never go away, unless you’re lucky enough to be under the age of eighteen. Having a criminal record is crucial to you when you are applying for jobs, employers might hinder your application and instead give the job to someone else who has a clean record. Other issues you might have are the penalties you receive during your court appearances. Depending on the way they punish you, punishments include: expensive fines, probation, community service hours, driver’s license revocation, and if the crime is committed several times you will then have
However, “90% of drunk driving deaths in the United States were found in the over 21 age group” (Gruenewald). For this reason, drunk driving is not directly correlated with the drinking age. In addition, the percent of drunk driving deaths in the United States has reduced at a slower rate than European countries where they have their legal drinking age at eighteen. This suggest that if lowering the drinking age was a success in Europe, it may also be effective here in the United States to diminish the amount of drunk driving deaths. This is because people that become injured due to alcohol or alcohol poisoning are afraid to report their injuries to the hospital or authorities out of fear of illegal consequences for underage drinking.
(Eduardo Romano and Robert B. Voas 2011) The highest overall level of driving risk are those who drink heavily on a given occasion and who have a high level of hostility. (Eduardo Romano and Robert B. Voas 2011) Drinking drivers who are caught and those who are not provide a greater understanding of the drinking and driving problems. (Eduardo Romano and Robert B. Voas 2011)
Drunk Driving : Don 't Become A Statistic Drunk driving is the act of operating or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills of the driver are impaired. Driving Under the Influence (DUI), also known as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is illegal and is considered as a serious crime in many countries. However the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for arresting a person may vary in different countries. A study stated that almost thirty two percent of the fatal car accidents involve a person driving under influence or an intoxicated pedestrian.
Despite the strict sanctions placed to curb it, drunk driving continues to be an unwavering predicament in most states. The number of offenders taken to custody by the police is rising by the day; with matters being made worse by the escalating number of underage drinkers. Many solutions have been put forth in an effort to reduce drunk driving and consequently reduce the number of road carnages. The persistence of the problem however calls for improved solutions. This paper forms a discussion on drunk driving and current prevention strategies; and proposes solutions to the unrelenting problem.
Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to take thousands of deaths each year. Too many innocent lives been lost to drunk driving. A death from drunk driving does not only affect the victim but it affects everyone around them such as family and friends. One night, one drink, one mistake is all it takes for drunk driving to take its toll. There are many solutions to prevent drunk driving, but they will only work if we put them into play.
A typical person that is accused of drunk driving is convicted of a very small punishment a fine, short period time in jail or restriction use is the typical punishment. Which sends the message law officials have let drunk drivers get away with their crimes by the time of arrest they have already drove well over 80 while drunk
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only illegal, it is extremely dangerous. You are putting yourself and innocent people on the road at risk when you engage in such behaviors. You can cause the death or serious injury of other people who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is why the police are always on the watch for people who appear to be driving under the influence. Their goal is to get them off the roads before such accidents can happen.
Drinking while driving not only affects the driver himself, his family and also passengers that may be riding with him and this person's family as well. And not to mention the other people and pedestrians that are on the road. When a person becomes a fatality they are not just a victim, their families suffer
Drinking and Driving is when a person drinks any amount of alcohol, and they decide to drive a vehicle. A common misconception is that you can only get drunk if you drink a bunch of drinks when in reality you can get drunk from drinking only one drink. Being under the influence applies to anyone that has a blood alcohol level of .08% for civilian drivers, and .04% for commercial drivers. These are only limits for people 21 years of age and up. If you are caught drinking and driving under 21 you will be charged regardless of your Blood alcohol level.
Once drunk driving can come to an end, more people will feel safer to drive everyday. Drunk driving causes thousands of deaths per year because each day, someone does not think as they step on the gas pedal. Driving while intoxicated causes problems that not only affect the victim lives, but the future of the drunk driver’s life as well. Drunk driving was the main cause in the death of one of the world 's most famous and beloved people in 1997.