Essay Drinking And Driving Is A Dangerous Thing

1503 Words Nov 20th, 2016 7 Pages
Drinking and driving is a very dangerous thing to do. Nothing is worse than driving under the influence. It does not matter how many drinks a person has had, they should never get behind the wheel even if it was just a glass of wine. Slap someone if they even think about driving while they are drunk. Slap them so hard that it will knock some sense into them. Most people think it is okay to drink and drive because they think that they can handle it, but they are wrong. Alcohol acts like an antidepressant medication, it slows a person’s mind down. In a matter of seconds a person can be killed due to a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Drinking and driving is bad because it can lead to being arrested, an Ignition Interlock Device can be installed in the car, and someone can lose their life in a car accident.
Drinking and driving can lead to being arrested if a person is pulled over. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (2015, para. 6), “Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 3200 are arrested. About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.” When a person is pulled over and the police officer suspects that they have been drinking, they will be asked to either walk in a straight line or follow the officer’s finger with their eyes without moving their head. If they fail, they will be ask to take the Breathalyzer test. The Breathalyzer is a device that shows how much alcohol is in a person’s…

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