Essay on Dui Laws

1313 Words Nov 3rd, 2008 6 Pages
Driving Under The Influence Laws, need to be more severe

Driving under the Influence is a dangerous trend and is known to cause many critical accidents and deaths which could have been easily prevented. Even though the consequences for DUI arrests are strict, they seem to not be effective enough. The toll of alcohol-related deaths, repeated offenders, and accidents is still rising, leaving the streets dangerous and families devastated. Over half the drivers arrested for drunk driving in the nation, are repeated offenders. I stand strongly against drunk drivers; They are a threat to themselves and society and believe that they should be taught a tough lesson when caught. Therefore, the charges for Driving Under the Influence laws need to
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Most people cannot afford to pay even the minimum fines; therefore talk about raising them would probably infuriate them even more. When you get arrested for DUI, or any sort of arrest, those charges are then made public record, so if you try to get a job and it requires a background check, those charges will come up. Often time people lose their jobs due to alcohol arrests, and it might not be fair, because if it is only their first time and they really did learn their lesson such big fines and severe punishment may be too extreme. There have been several propositions on raising the BAC, lowering fines, reducing jail time, even decreasing the minimum age for alcohol consumption, yet none have come into effect. Let’s take a young college student, who has gotten their first DUI, his BAC was barely over 0.08. They got their license suspended and have to pay a fine. They are not too happy; they’ve already had to deal with their parents, not being able to drive, etc. Having to do that times two, if the laws are raised is preposterous he says. Yet, statistics show that same college student will most likely go on to get another DUI only this time his BAC will be twice as high, and he would probably injure or kill another person. Awareness of the problems associated with drunk driving increased dramatically in the 1990s in response to the rise of citizen activist groups, notably Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), advertising campaigns and publicity

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