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
Although the punishments for driving under the influence are not pleasant, they are not effective enough. Laws for driving under the influence need to be tougher in The United States of America in order to decrease the amount of fatal accidents and repeat offenders. The best ways to combat these offenses are to increase fines, make the prison sentences more severe, and enforce alcohol interlocks into all vehicles. There are approximately 16,000 deaths a year in America. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving Organization, par. 3.) Clearly the consequences of driving under the influence need to be altered in order to stop these easily avoidable tragedies.
There are many facts, consequences, and risks about drunk driving explained above. In my opinion, drinking and driving are not right, and they are not worth the consequences, and it is not fair for a drunk driver to risk the lives of innocent people. For a solution to drinking in driving, every person who gets caught should have to serve at least one year in jail, so he can truly understand the consequence for putting others lives at risk. Driving under the influence not only endangers your life, but the life of others on the road. Therefore, if you must drink, don 't drive and if you must drive then don 't drink. Also, drink responsibly at a proper age because underage drinking may lead to complications, such as mental capacity and physical appearance. In my opinion, we need to make some kind of public service announcements explaining the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving. When I was in high school, I made several public service announcements with my group on this issue in my video production class, and we showed these PSAs to the students in homeroom class on the weekly basis. I believe these announcements will be beneficial for the teenagers and adults. Driving is a privilege you should not want to be taken away. However, if you ever feel you no longer want this privilege get caught driving under the influence and see how much of an inconvenience it will cause you and
Dreams are people’s expectations for a better tomorrow. However, intoxicated drivers shatter those dreams without a reason or warning. Even with all the advertisements that highlights the dangers and effects of driving drunk, yet people still chose to drive while intoxicated. Many advocates are working hard to get these people off the streets, and they have been able to reduce the number of alcohol related crashes. Organizations such as Mothers against Drunk Driving have acted alongside law enforcement to reduce the horrific statistics. However, so many innocent lives are still taken by drunk drivers. In order to lower the rate of drunk driving in the United States, there is a need to revoke drunk drivers’ licenses, a need for higher rate of conviction, and a need to make ignition interlocks
During the dark hours, my grandfather was walking the streets in El Monte, California. It never crossed his mind that during that night his life would flash before his eyes. He was at a crosswalk where he pressed the button to cross the street. Once the cross light switched for him to cross, he did. He took his first step off the sidewalk and began walking. My grandfather did not realize what was to come once he stepped off the sidewalk. A car approached going over the speed limit. The person in the car was under the influence and ran a red light. It was then that my grandfather was hit by a drunk driver. My grandfather passed away at the sight of the scene. The young adult that hit him was taken into custody and put on trial for my grandfather’s death. If it wasn’t for the drunk driver who ran the red light that night my grandfather would still be alive today. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Today there are
A person would be happy heading home from work to see their family and next you know, they get hit by a drunk driver and die after. How does the victim of that person’s family live with it? The victim had a life ahead of them and just a single drink of alcohol caused that. Drunk drivers that travel at night, are the main cause statistics are rising and making this world uncomfortable. According to Navajo-Hopi News, Chilchinbeto, Arizona, located on the Navajo Reservation, a Navajo teenage girl got off the bus and as she was crossing the street, a drunk driver hit her and died minutes later. Not to know that the drunk driver, was her uncle. The alcohol stabs people right in the back, they don’t save the people when he/she is in jail or won’t bring them back to life if they die. So why turn to it in the first place? Mutual consequences are like spending time in jail, going in to court and paying a fee. Not only that, it goes on the person’s permanent record. When a person is applying for a job, they will for sure ask if they have any records and some jobs might not hire the person due to Driving While
“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.
In the past few years there has been people getting pulled over for drinking under the influence. It is really dangerous for anyone to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Anyone who does this could endanger his or her life including others. There are so many people who has lost their lives because people want to make a mistake by driving under the influence not thinking twice about what could happened to them or other people. People don’t know that if they get caught driving for DUI then it stays on their record forever.
... out of control in order to maintain normalcy. Many offenders have had to pay fines and make court dates to take responsibility for their actions. Nothing positive comes out of drunk driving so why do people feel the need to do it? It is because they are afraid to admit that their addiction has reached an all time high to where they can no longer control it. Because of this ugly problem many kids will have to go to bed and say goodnight to their mom and dad by kissing a picture of their parent that once existed before they became a victim. Drunk drivers lives are usually the ones that are not impacted as much as the one they chose to involve. It is something that we all can make steps to prevent. With the use of ignition locks installed in cars, programs created and money ties cut off, we can come to terms with this horrible problem that unfortunately exists today.
What possesses a person to get behind the drivers’ seat of a car and drive intoxicated? This question is always asked whenever a drunk driver is involved in a drinking and driving incident. Many people drink and drive without thinking about the consequences. The majority of fatal car crashes are caused by alcohol related incidents. Of all traffic fatalities in the United States in 2005, 39% of traffic related accidents were alcohol related (Alcohol Alert, 2006). Driving while intoxicated puts drivers and others lives at risk. Drinking and driving do not mix and the consequences can be prevented. A simple solution can be by simply having designated drivers to help keep drunk drivers off the road.
Drinking and driving is a big issue throughout the world causing many accidents. Intoxicated drivers go behind the wheel all the time causing harm to not just themselves but to innocent people on the roads. The question is to stay sober or to find a designated driver. People need to understand how important it is to not drink and drive. There are many things that could occur due to drinking and driving. Individuals can cause accidents and many face legal repercussions. These legal repercussions can even affect your life later on, if not right away.
Drunk driving is an issue that effects many people across our nation. People do not realize the affects alcohol can have on the body and mind that slow decision making while driving. This issue begins in the home. Children see their parents, or other adults figures, have a beer or a cocktail and get in the car. Thus, making it seem like it is acceptable to drink and drive. “One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime” (MADD).
In today’s world a DUIs can be classified as being under the influence on many different substances. The main and most deadly substance is actually the most legal. 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...
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. With that being said, we could help solve this problem by personally getting involved, voting for those who want to force strict laws and punishments on drunk drivers, and utilizing new technology in society that will prevent those who frequently drive under the influence from endangering us on the roads.
Every day in the United States, 28 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. That is one death every 51 minutes.(“Impaired Driving: Get the Facts”) Drunk driving has taken too many lives, and this problem is continuously growing. A death caused by drunk driving not only affects the victim, but also the families and friends of the victim. It only takes one night, one drink, and one decision for drunk driving to cause its life changing damage. There are many solutions to prevent drunk driving, but they will only work if they are strictly enforced.