Drinking And Driving: The Dangers Of Drunk Driving

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Drunk Driving Drunk driving is very dangerous because you are putting yourself and others in harm for consuming too much alcohol. So people need to help prevent people from drunk driving. So first thing anyone can do is make the choice not to drive while drunk. Secondly people who are going to drink they can get a designated driver to drive instead of the drunk. Also we can prevent drunk driving by putting ignition interlocks in their vehicles. Also you can take drunks keys away so they can not drive drunk. Another way we can prevent drunk driving is by taking their license away and making them serve some time in jail or the penitentiary until they learn. So people need to come together and prevent deaths from drunk driving. So first thing …show more content…
In the book Drunk Driving it says these devices analyze (bac) blood alcohol content and can prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has consumed even a tiny amount of alcohol. Also these devices are good because it keeps them off the roads and keeps them out of harm 's way. I asked my one of my family members how is it to have this device installed in your truck he said “it sucks but it is good because it keeps me from driving drunk and from getting a ticket and going to jail.” Also the driver must breathe into the device before starting the vehicle and again while driving whenever the machine asks. Also in the book it said Judges in many states require drivers to install interlocks as part of their sentences, but (MADD) Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants it to be mandatory nationwide for even first-time offenders.” I agree with Madd because it will make these drunks think twice about what they did and it will keep them from driving drunk. Also critics say that “the interlocks are in accurate, easily fooled, and may be dangerous.” I disagree with this because i asked my family member again how accurate are these devices? He said “the machine is pretty accurate because the vehicle won 't start up even if a had a little bit of alcohol in my system.” So ignition interlocks are a good way to stop drunks from driving and keeping them off the …show more content…
Also an average of 12,000 people die every in DUI related accidents (The Dangers of Drinking and Driving 2). Also there is an average of 900,000 arrested each year for DUI/DWI and a full ⅓ of those are repeat offenders (The Dangers of Drinking and Driving 2). Also The Centers for Diseases control and Prevention estimated that ten percent of high schoolers do so in any given month, and that more than twenty percent have been passengers of someone driving under the influence (DUI Warning Sign at Age 12 1). Also teenagers that were surveyed said “they have driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs on New Year’s Eve” (Study: Teen Drivers Often Impaired on New Year’s 1). Also “There are approximately 3,000 teenage driving-related deaths a year, a third which involve alcohol,” said Dave Melton (Study: Teen Drivers Often Impaired on New Year’s). So we have to keep these stupid drunks off the roads because they could be really

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