In my opinion with everything drink responsibly if you’re at a party or anywhere else that has alcohol beverages or if you know your drinking can get out of control, always have a friend beside with you, or do not drink at all. Drinking and driving might not seem such a serious issue for some individuals in the world. In my opinion every year, month or day an innocent live gets killed in a car crash by a drunk Driver. I’m showing the consequences that 90 percent of the time people who drink and drive will cause a very dangerous situation for that innocent life. For legal penalties such as DUI, license suspicion and fine fees is a really big deal to go on your permanent record and also could you to lose your insurance policy.
2). Driving under the influence has an arrest rate of one for every 123 licensed drivers in America. (NHTS) These accidents are much too common. Drivers were intoxicated in 41 percent of all fatal pedestrian crashes according to reports done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The amount of casualties of guiltless people on roads yearly is horrifying.
The Realities of Drunk Driving Over the last several years the dangers of driving while intoxicated have increased and have become a serious threat to this nation. Although, men are considered the main perpetrators of DUIs recently women, young adults, and even teenagers have been pulled over and arrested for being intoxicated while operating a vehicle. Many groups and organizations have been formed in an attempt to keep drunk drivers off the roads. Laws have been passed and are constantly changing in an attempt to cut down the number of DUIs and deaths. With new technology in production and automakers adding more safety features to their cars the war against drunken driving is still going on.
Mark Sterner and my grandfather are great examples of why there needs to be a greater awareness of the effects of alcohol on people. Many people are hurting themselves and their families by choosing to drink and drive. As said before, there were over 30,000 motor vehicle deaths in 2009 and over 30,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2009 (Maslar). Many of the accidents could have been prevented and people had known the effects of alcohol. Major changes need to be done to stop drinking and driving and make people more aware of the damage it causes.
The amount of alco... ... middle of paper ... ...ms touching the steering wheel (Wald). With thousands of reported deaths each year and countless injuries due to drivers who operate vehicles under the influence of alcohol it’s about time that we step in as a society and help with the problem. Education is the leading probable solution and with our help drivers can learn the dangers of operating a vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages. Driving while intoxicated is a complicated matter with many negative results. The problems with drunk driving include repeat offenders and the amount of number of fatalities.
Driving requires fast reflexes that may be impaired at a 0.5 percent blood alcohol level but a person with this level of intoxication is not legally drinking and driving. Many people are arrested for drunk driving. In 2009, more than 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving while under the influence (Drunk Driving). In addition, “an average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest” (Get Involved). Therefore, there were a minimum of 112 million accounts of drunk driving in 2009 alone.
Offenders may not kill someone on the first offense but the percentage rises once the offense is repeated. According to Laura Dean-Mooney, a MAPP representative, “Unfortunately, the criminal justice system’s ‘catch and release’ approach to drunk driving remains a huge threat to public safety” (4). By implementing several harsh penalties, criminals will realize that drinking under the influence is not acceptable. According to one statistic, “Fifty to seventy-five percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license” (Peck, Wilson, and Sutton 25). This means over half of drunk drivers are repeat offenders and should be held responsible for their actions.
In fact the number of alcohol-related accidents have been rising for the past 40 years. By enforcing stricter laws on this problem, it can help alert the nation on the importance of abstaining from drinking and driving. People are aware of what the penalty is for committing this crime, but still choosing to do it a... ... middle of paper ... ...people impair to drive. In conclusion, supporting evidence shows why the Federal Government should enforce tougher laws against violators of DWI by imprisoning them on their first offense. Past studies show that present laws are not having an effect on large numbers of repeated offenders.
The Consequences of Drunk Driving “A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies,” Gustave Flaubert. When someone dies from drunk driving this is something you may be feeling. The consequences of drunk driving are far too high to even think of driving while under the influence. Every year thousands die from drunk driving or are caught drunk driving, and face consequences such as fines and a loss of license. But, it’s easy to avoid or prevent drunk driving by ordering a taxi or setting a designated driver.
Drunk driving is when an individual drives a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level over the legaly permited limit. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a major health problem in the United States as it accounts for a high number of road fatalities; hence, there is a need for stricter drunk driving rules in the United States in order to reduce drunken driving fatalities. There is a need for the introduction and implementation of new drunk driving laws by the legislature, because presently the united States drunk driving laws are too lenient. The continuous rate of drunken driving fatalities makes a case that the united States drunk driving laws are too lenient and makes a call for stricter laws. According to Valenti “countries with strict drunk driving penalties have a far lower incidence of accidents than the United States (1).