Impaired driving is a major issue in our society and is an issue that can easily be preventable unlike many other legal issues. The punishment of impaired driving is barely considered when impaired drivers operates a vehicle while under the influence. It is seen as lenient and study shows that it is a conviction that is repeated multiple times. In order to avoid all of these issues and to fill in the flaws of our government system, the punishments regarding the accused’s conviction of crimes related to impaired driving should be far stricter than the current punishments in order to completely stop impaired driving within our flawed
There is knocking at a door late at night, and there a policeman standing at the door with information that a family member was in an accident that involved a drunk driver. This is one of those things people hear and believe that it will not happen, but it happens every day. Every 40 minutes, someone in the U.S. is killed by a drunk driver and in 2008, in Montana, 40 percent of all traffic fatalities involved DUIs (“Drunk Driving” 1). Drunk Driving affects everyone and people in Montana should look at what other states do to find ways to make the laws tougher and more enforced.
Driving is a privilege Americans have been afforded since the invention of the automobile in the late 1800’s. Yet with great power comes great responsibility. One of the responsibilities associated with being able to drive several tons of metal at high speeds is the responsibility of doing so without any distractions or impairments. Choosing to drive drunk puts not only the driver in danger, but also everyone else in the car and on the road. Currently, the average drunk driver will drive eighty times before getting caught by the police (1). On average, one third of all people will be involved in a drunk driving accident during the course of their lifetimes (7). Whereas driving drunk once can be seen as a mistake and a one-time lapse in judgment, choosing to recklessly ignore the law and the safety of others is a serious offense against society. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that one in three persons arrested for drunk driving are repeat offenders (2).
In conclusion, as the cases of drunk driving quickly increase over a period of time as one of the fastest developing public problem, more definite and stricter regulations should be emphasized on books and in the academic world to control such recurring drunk driving offenses. Drunk driving is a very serious problem in our society today, but it is becoming socially unacceptable causing the numbers of alcohol related traffic fatalities to decline considerably.
Driving while drunk is one of the very dangerous things in the life of a driver. Drivers who work under high Blood Alcohol Concentration also known as (BAC) usually expressed as a percentage of ethanol in the blood consisting of alcohol per volume of blood or alternatively mass of alcohol per mass of blood. These drivers are at a great increase of car risk accidents, vehicular deaths as well as highway risks. Drinking under the Influence commonly known as DUI simply refers to driving a motor vehicle while one has level of alcohol in their blood exceeding the legal limit. This is not limited to alcoholic content but covers other drugs that include but are not limited to prescription drugs. This leads the driver to lack coordination, experience double vision, brief blackouts and have a slurred speech. Driving under the influence causes brain impairment leading to a person feeling that they can manage a situation just like they have always handled it before. This is always as a result of poor reasoning and judgment which leaves one vulnerable to the deadly effects of drunk driving.
Do you know how many people die every day in the United States due to drunk driving? If not, here is the answer, approximately twenty-eight people die because of drunk driving. There is not a day that has gone by without having an auto accident relating intoxicated drivers and no days without an ambulance running on the street with emergency lights on chasing for victims. In 2014, 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence and 9,967 people were killed in alcohol related crashes. Alcohol slows down the activity of the person’s central nervous system, including the brain which makes them react slower and reduce concentration while driving. In order for one to drive safe, he/she has to be sober and active without any distraction.
Drinking and Driving is a very serious matter. Many people kill others, there are endless statistics, and people do not make smart decisions. Everyone around needs to take action and help get the Life Safer device installed into cars. It is not fair to other people and families who suffer the loss of loved ones for accidents that can be prevented. Start today to install the devices and save other people.
When starting off a discussion of such a delicate topic, it’s necessary to exercise a bit of caution. I don’t know how the people reading this see drunk drivers, whether they are related to one or have been affected by drunk drivers. I don't want to step on a landmine and end up having my argument being completely ignored. The point of this essay is to clearly state what we think should be done, though, so I'll do just that. I want there to be stricter punishments for those charged with drunk driving, or a DWI. I say this not as a person who has had nothing to do with the issue, but as someone who has, like many others, been close to a victim of this. I know that drunk drivers currently only go through a few years of jail time sometimes, but can opt out near the end with community service. In situations in previous years, the person committing the crime could not only walk away without jail time, but also without any kind of reprimand. He or she could even go on to cause other intoxicated accidents, and only then be imprisoned. What I propose is that perpetrators of this crime be given the certainty of jail time, as well as have to commit to community service in a field that relates to the after effects of drinking while intoxicated. People who have committed this crime should understand what they have done. It seems appropriate for them to play a small part in any necessary payment for anything relating to their victims, whether that means paying for funeral costs, or surgeries. These people should be made aware of how much they have affected the lives of others, both immediately and at a later point in time.
Main Point I: I’d like to start off by talking about the penalties of drinking and driving. Did you know that drunk driving is the nation’s most frequently committed violent crime? A chronic drunk driver is a person who has driven over 1,000 times before being caught. They do not respond to social pressures, law enforcement, and the messages that have been combined to reform the drinking and driving behavior of our society.
Crash! Bang! Boom! The sound of metal crunching and cries fill the lonely night. Yet another person falls victim of becoming a statistic as the result of impaired driving. Another baby cries in the night, with no mother to attend to it. Another father mourns over the loss of his family. Another mother collapses to the floor at the news of her son's death. These are just some of the fatalities due to impaired driving. One more person is charged and put into jail for one fatal decision and will never fully understand the extent of the damage they have caused. How can we influence the effects of impaired driving? The harmful aftermath of impaired driving can reduce through demonstration, stricter penalties under the law, and education.
Alcohol has become a widespread social problem for us. People are constanly abusing the legal status of being allowed to consume alcoholic beverage. Even the minor and teens are getting access to alcohol through elders, friends, family etc or by trying to cicumvent policies and law designed to prevent access to them. According to the NHTSA, nearly 12,000 people in the U.S. die every year in DUI-related accidents. 900,000 are arrested each year for DUI/DWI, and a full 1/3 of those are repeat offenders. The rate of arrests for DUI/DWI almost doubles during the holidays. Allen D. Porter, an attorney and president of DrinkingandDriving.org, said, “Since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, over 130,000 men, women and children have died in America as a result of drunk driving. Laws providing a deterrent are not...
Driving under the influence is one of the most common and dangerous situations in which anyone can be or be placed. Drinking and driving is a serious offence that can cause someone to be physically harm or even killed. Not only are you putting yourself at risk but you are also risking the lives of passengers in the car as well as any other car and occupants sharing the road with you. Many people believe that increasing fines for drunk driving offenders will play a compelling role in cutting down the occurrences of driving under the influence. However, while harsher DUI laws will look effective on paper, they will not make a significant step in the fight against drunk driving. Although there is a law enforced for drinking and driving in the
The more intoxicated the driver is the more they become unable to safely get to a destination. Every year more and more innocent individuals are dying due to drunk driving collisions. These inexcusable circumstances have impacted numerous families.
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). The United States being a first world country is weak in enforcing strict punishment for drunk drivers. Valenti is emphasizing on the fact that the united States need to improve their present laws and be firm in enforcing these new laws. There is a need for the United States to improve on their severity of its drunk driving penalties just the way the other part of the world have done and this is giving them a reduced rate of drunk driving fatalities. The claim of the leniency of the United States drunk driving laws is further stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this is a prominent body when it comes to the issue of drunken driving fatalities. It claims that the drunken driving laws are severe enough. “Despite great strides in awareness, education and enforcement in the last two decades the United States still has one of the most lenient drunken driving standards in the world”. (NHTSA of existing laws. There is a need for stricter laws to be introduced as the United States ranks behind the world when it comes to effort to combat drunk driving and more efforts need to be put in place by the implementation of harsher laws so as to reduce the high rate of repeat offenders and first time offenders.