Essay On Drunk Driving

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“The problem with drinking and driving is the mourning after.”
Drunk driving can and has destroyed lives. It is a problem in the community of Harris County. Innocent people are killed every day because of the careless mistakes of others. They choose to drink and drive and ultimately others will pay the price.
Drunk Driving. It can tear a family apart in seconds, just like it tried to tear mine apart. Ten years ago, my family’s strength was put to the test when we were hit by a drunk driver on our way home. I was too young to understand what had happened but I remember when he hit our little white two door cars. I could remember the officers at the scene telling each other that there were beer cans all over the front seat. My mother and I were
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They have an unofficial understanding that they need to watch out for each other and they will return home without any issues. When someone who has been drinking sits in the driver’s seat they put everyone else in danger. All sense of rationalization is gone and they believe that “they feel confident that they can drive extra carefully and avoid incident” (Distracted Driving). Drivers who are pulled over because of drunk driving can lose their license. If the person is found with a higher “blood alcohol level (BAL) higher than 0.08%, 21 years” of age and not a commercial driver in the state of Texas they are at risk of receiving a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and having their license revoked (DMV). If the driver is a commercial driver, they are not allowed to dive with BAL higher than 0.04% (DMV). Texas has a zero tolerance for minors who have been pulled over for suspected drunk driving. If an officer believes that someone is under the influence, then they can and will pull that individual over. If the officer finds that in fact the individual is under the influence, then they will be charged with DWI. Some of the penalties that a person can receive are “fines and surcharges (also tack on court costs and lawyer fees), license suspension or revocation., community service, imprisonment (even for a 1st offense), DWI education and intervention programs, [and] more expensive car insurance, depending on …show more content…
When drinking before driving “be responsible, choose a designated driver, call a taxi, and hide keys (State Farm). When having a party “offer non-alcoholic beverages, serve plenty of food, stop serving alcohol well before the party ends, arrange alternate transportation, [and] never serve minors” (State Farm). Having self-control and planning is key when a night of fun gets a little carried away. It is important to spot the signs of a suspected drunk driver. Some of the signs of a drunk driver are “weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line and making wide turns” (State Farm). Calling 9-1-1 is the best option when encountering a drunk driver. Never try and stop the vehicle because it might cost you your

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