America Needs Better Drunk Driving Laws

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“Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third. The speedway ends at the cemetery” (Rockne). Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol related crashes totals more than 51 billion. In Recent discussions of drunk driving, a controversial issue has been whether the driving while intoxicated laws should be increased due to the amount tax payers are paying for drunk driving crashes. On the one hand. Some argue that the driving laws for driving drunk should remain the same and not change. From this perspective the laws about driving under the influence should greatly increase to be stricter, this will help decrease the death rate per year in the United States. On the other hand, however others argue that the laws about driving while drunk are already too strict and should remain unchanged. In sum, then, the issue is whether the laws about driving drunk should be greatly increased to be more effective, or remain unchanged. Because drunk driving can result in unnecessary and premature deaths, unsafe roadways, billions of dollars spent on taxpayers due to DUI’S, and losing a loved one. Drunk driving laws should be altered to be more efficient. No one can deny that driving drink has caused traffic deaths and injuries. Drunk driving is one of the most frequently committed crimes in the United States, killing someone approximately every 48 minutes. Drunk driving is “A time when humans willingly enter cages of glass and steel that move in such great numbers at such terrific speed, that subtle turn of the steering wheel can easily result in death” (Thomas). What possesses a person to get ... ... middle of paper ... ...result in unnecessary and premature deaths, unsafe roadways, billions of dollars spent on taxpayers due to DUI’S, and losing a loved one. Drunken driving laws should be altered to be more efficient. Not everyone dies in a drunken driving accident. Think before you drink, you only have one life, make sure to make the right decisions. Works Cited "Aurora Mom Gets 15 Years in Fatal 2007 Crash." Aurora Mom of 2 Sandra Vasquez Gets 15 Years for Fatal 2007 Crash. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. "How the War on Drunk Driving Distracts from the Real Danger." N.p., n.d. Web. "Drunk Driving Laws." State. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. Teigen, Anne. "Ignition Interlocks Stalling Drunk Drivers." Ebsco. N.p., n.d. Web. "DrunkDrivingLaws.OrgFind an Experienced Lawyer Today." DUI Laws. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. Koul, Saachi. "The Party Pooper." Ebsco.com. N.p., n.d. Web.
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