The Death Of Drunk Driving Essay

755 Words Mar 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
In 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes while an additional 290,000 people were injured. That sums up to one death every fifty-two minutes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. Although the number of fatalities has decreased nationally by forty-nine percent, drunk driving remains a crucial issue in the world. If the whole world acknowledges the abysmal outcomes of drunk driving, why is it still a monumental issue? Organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD for short, are already taking a stand against drivers under the influence, but they cannot achieve their movement alone. The creation of sobriety checkpoints can reduce the number of drunk driving accidents that occur. Sobriety checkpoints are police roadblocks that restrict the movement of people, goods, and ideas (Proposed). In this case, the roadblocks would allow an officer identify any drivers under the influence before an accident occurs. No driver can avoid police roadblocks; any drunk driver is forced to stay in an officer’s radar. The flow of traffic is not affected either, the only time someone is stopped is if they show signs of impairment. Frequent and highly publicized checkpoints reduce alcohol-related accidents; they deter people from driving under the influence. (Sobriety). In a study conducted in 2012, it is proven that sobriety checkpoints reduce alcohol-related crashes and fatalities by eighteen to twenty-four percent! (Sobriety). With such positive results, it remains a…

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