Dw1 Unit 1 Research Paper

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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. If you are pulled over under the suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol you will be given a roadside test. There is a blood alcohol limit in most states that you have to be under or you can be charged with a DWI. In addition to legal issues for your actions you will face the Department of Motor Vehicles suspending or revoking your driver 's license. If you refuse to take the test that…show more content…
One area that you need to be prepared for is DWI insurance premiums. Once your insurance company finds out you have been convicted of a DWI you will likely have to pay more because you are considered a high risk driver. It is possible that your insurance company won 't find out about the DWI and therefore your insurance rates won 't be affected. It also depends on the regulations of your own insurance company. If you do get a DWI and you have a very good record with your insurance company it is worth talking to them about the situation. They may forgive the situation if you have been a valued customer for any length of time. In any event you will get better DWI insurance premiums if you stay with that agency. If you look for a new insurance company then you will be paying much higher premiums because you don 't have any history with them. A DWI will definitely affect all areas of your life including your job, your emotions, your physical health, and your finances. Make sure you do all you can to offset the damage as much as possible at least where DWI insurance premiums are
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