Drinking Behaviors: The Consequences Of Drunk Driving

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Let’s face it, a little reckless behavior every once in a blue moon can be enjoyable, especially while under pressure with work or school, also while dealing with stressful situations in general. These behaviors can include: smoking, partying and raving, staying out late, also consuming alcohol while expressing careless behavior. Furthermore, it’s agreeable, nothing compares to letting loose after a long week filled will stressful work, and keeping up with school assignments. We humans are prone to making rash decisions from time to time. However, could we each recall a count of how many situations we put ourselves in that could’ve been potentially life-threating to you or someone else? Or, this may be unidentifiable due to the level of …show more content…
I understood the consequences of driving impaired before I had operated a vehicle for the first time. Today, grown adults with careers still do not take into consideration the consequences of their sporadic reckless behavior involving alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly thirty people are buried each day due to drunk driving. That’s almost eleven-thousand lives that are taken each year due to poor choices behind the wheel. Too many adults as well as teens, are taking advantage of roaming the roads while intoxicated. If caught by a police officer with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit while operating a vehicle, you may be asked to take sobriety tests and could likely be taken into custody. A very simple way we as a society can influence those who drink and drive to stay off the roads is through stronger implemented advertising. Public humiliation seems to be very persuasive and can possibly alter someone’s bad decision making conscious. If agreeable by victim’s family, real life victims and, or felons should publically advertise the consequences and life changes drunk driving can cause. Stronger guilt advertising may also alter future behavior for a previous convicted drunk driver to futuristically make the …show more content…
These tests are implemented more around holidays when they should take place during any special or big event, on weekends, or around any bar-like atmosphere during after-hours when people are likely to drive home after a hard night of drinking. It is important that when we see repeated poor behavior that’s potentially endangering, we take action. Sobriety tests are an effective solution to the matter because this action will frighten those who drink into doing the right thing. The stronger police enforcement is against drunk drivers, the weaker chances the intoxicated driver has of hurting themselves, or someone else behind the

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