The amount of casualties of guiltless people on roads yearly is horrifying. Like I mentioned above, there are 16,000 deaths a year due to drunk driving. It is not fair that innocent people die or get injured because of another individual’s poor choice to drink and drive. These fatal accidents are easily avoidable, yet we cannot seem to put an end to them. There needs to be a change... ... middle of paper ... ...ut in effort, and went with the directions, imagine the amount of fatal accident we could save every year.
They ruin other people’s lives as well as their own, injuring or even killing loved ones because of a regretful decision. “Although the proportion of crashes that are alcohol-related has dropped dramatically in recent decades, there are still far too many such preventable accidents.” (Hanson) Drinking and driving will never end because of poor individual decisions, we need to do something even more effective to bring down the percentage. We can star... ... middle of paper ... ... they made. The education class also helps people that have already been in trouble with the law by drinking and driving. The class should be mandatory for them so that they do not make the same mistake more than once.
Out of the thirty-three percent of people who has revoked license about twenty percent them are repeated offenders. (NHTSA, extent of driving) Looking at this statistics surprisingly people still drive drunk after being caught once. People who have been convicted more than four times are given probation and then their license are given back to them. The law is too lenient, and the law enforcement are not rebuffing these people to the full extent, which gives people the motivation to do it again. I think people will learn their lesson if a first time offender’s license is to be revoked for at least five to ten years, and for second or third time offenders, permanent license revocation should be made mandatory.
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. The serve car accidents, you would put some many innocent lives at risk and even your own life at risk and not only will affect the victim but also the friends and family. The last thing is facing serious jail time, some individuals who are guilty with drinking and driving might not be sentence for a long time but it also depends how many times you’ve been charged. This issue has to stop, its killing peoples parents, kids and
The United States should have heavier laws on drunk driving. The United States needs to bring drunk drivers to jail, whether it is there first time or not. Most drunk drivers get convicted of drinking and driving millions of times and still continue to drink and drive. Not only are they risking their lives when they drink while intoxicated, but they are also risking others. A lot of people will say,”just one time won’t harm anyone.” They might also say, “ It’s not like I do it all the time.” What they don’t know is that just one time can kill.
The federal government needs to take action on imposing tougher penalties on first time drunk driver offenders. To better clarify the dangers of DUI, a year of imprisonment should be mandated across the country for first time offenders. The government needs to have zero tolerance when it comes to this issue. It is unfortunate to constantly hear on the news how many cases there are of drunk drivers tragically ending people’s lives. How long do residents of the United States have to be put at stake because of reckless drivers?
Whether its texting, talking on the phone, sending emails, or surfing the web. Cell phone use is associated with higher rates of fatal car crashes. Accidents involving drivers using their cell phones are avoidable but many people put everyone’s safety at risk by ignoring laws against distracted driving.” (Edgar Snyder & Associates .2002-2014) This is why so many people get killed by texting and driving! “Texting while driving makes a driver 23 xs more likely to crash. Drivers talking on a cell phone are 4 xs more likely to have a car accident.
With the immaturity of teens combined with the lack of driving skills, disasters are still occurring. Although most teens believe their driving is becoming safer, it is a lie. States are taking charge by giving out driving curfews to teens; fourteen states have set limits as to how many passengers may be allowed in the vehicle with young drivers. Although teenagers go through tests and programs before obtaining a full license, teens are not fully prepared; therefore, teens are causing dangerous events to take place.
With more and more people dying every day this nation needs to open its eyes on the dangers of drunken driving and begin taking major steps to help prevent this awful trend come to a stop. Drunk driving is when a person consumes alcohol and tries to operate their vehicle while ossified. Today the legal limit is 0.08, but many people believed that it should be lowered or unacceptable to consume any alcohol while operating motor vehicles. Studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 40% of traffic deaths in United States were a result of DUIs. Many suggestions were made to avoid the change of the legal BAC level such as decreasing the amount of underage drinkers, writing more laws to keep heavy drinkers off the road, or adding... ... middle of paper ... ...orried about the dangers of DUIs there aren’t many solutions left.
I remember my family being wrecked by the news of their death, I remember them passing around pictures of the crash and hating that god awful yellow car that hit my grandparents, I remember being too scared to go see them at the funeral so I stayed in a kid area. I cry thinking about them and what they must have gone through, I feel hatred that the man who killed my grandparents is still alive while they both died. No one understands the repercussions of drunk driving until it effects them