Driving Under The Influence Dui Essay

1060 Words Oct 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Driving under the influence DUI, also known as driving while intoxicated DWI, drunk driving, or impaired driving is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs, including those prescribed by physicians(Wilcox). Driving under the influence should not be tolerated in any circumstances and should be taken more serious. There have been many lives lost due to drunk driving. Consuming alcohol prior to driving greatly increases the risk of car accidents, highway injuries, and vehicular deaths. The greater the amount of alcohol consumed, the more likely a person is to be involved in an accident. When alcohol is consumed, many of the skills that safe driving requires – such as judgment, concentration, comprehension, coordination, visual acuity, and reaction time – become impaired(Wilcox). Over the year’s statistics show the percentage of lives being lost and the drunk drivers behind the wheel taking the lives. It has also been said that those who are under the influence most likely has had their licenses suspended. 50 TO 75 PERCENT OF CONVICTED DRUNK DRIVERS CONTINUE TO DRIVE ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE(Wilcox). Statistics also show that IN 2015, 10,265 PEOPLE DIED IN DRUNK DRIVING CRASHES - ONE EVERY 51 MINUTES - AND 290,000 WERE INJURED IN DRUNK DRIVING CRASHES(Wilcox). This is a very high number which is scary at the same time. To know that the number is very high for those that lost their lives due to drunk driving is something that needs to be worked on…

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