Why Is Drunk Driving Important

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Millions of people do it and they all say the same thing, “Who can I harm, and I’ll get home safely”. They fail to realize that they’re just not putting their life in danger, but the people they cross on the road. Drunk driving serves only one purpose and that’s to take an innocent person’s life. No one should have their life taken by a person making a dumb mistake. Driving under the influence can land a person in jail for a substantial amount of time. If someone is going to drink, I think a person should think of their next move before they get liquored up. Alcohol effects many things in a person’s system; from the way a person walk to the way they think. Motor skills change drastically, and will make a person think that they are perfectly …show more content…

Although young adults ages 16 through 25 makeup only 15% of U.S. licensed drivers, they are associated with 30 percent of all alcohol-related deaths. This is twice the amount of licensed drivers in that age group. Lack of experience with both drinking and driving contributes to this irregular rate. In 2007, teens at the age of 15 to 24 died in fatal car crashes and 45 percent of the deaths were alcohol related. So it may not come as any surprise that traffic crashes are the leading cause of deaths in the United States for people younger than 25. The main factors that correlate to this fatal problem are blood alcohol content (BAC), not wearing a wear seatbelts, and lack of driving experience. The blood alcohol content or BAC level causes great risk for young adults. For drivers under the age of 21, blood alcohol content increase more rapid with each drink consumed. Driving with a blood and alcohol level that is over the state’s standard blood alcohol limit is considered drunk driving and a felony. The BAC limit for adults is 0.08% in all 50 states. The reason why it’s 0.08% is because in October, 2000, Congress passed a law which made all state have to adopt the limit of 0.08% by 2004 or they would lose some of their federal highway funds. Apart from the 0.08% limit, some states have zero tolerance limits for young drivers. This means that if a minor gets …show more content…

Various colleges ask a person to give any criminal convictions or arrests on his/her application, including a DUI violation. If someone has multiple DUI/DWI arrests, then a majority of universities will deny him/she the admission. If a person only has one DUI conviction, then that school may recommend someone to complete a drug/alcohol counseling program. Lower division schools may not deny a person admission for having a DUI arrest or a DUI conviction, but failure to explain an arrest or conviction on an application can result in a rejection of admission for not being honest on an application as part of the university's admission policies. A university’s policies will determine the effect of a DUI arrest or DUI conviction after they’ve already been admitted. A numerous amount of colleges have policies that make someone report any arrests to the administration within a period of days. Failure to address the DUI arrest to administration, can result in an elongated suspension. If someone is arrested multiple times for drunk driving, the college may make the decision to temporarily or permanently suspend his/her admissions form. Even an impermanent suspension can jeopardize financial aid that been awarded to a recipient, either by policy or through a drop in grades because a student is not allowed in the

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