The Effects Of Driving: The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving

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Why is it that in the U.S. so many americans participate in drinking and driving, an event which could eventually end up becoming a deadly accident? The government may say that they are taking care of the problem, but the simple truth is clear. Drinking and driving, which affects the driver’s vision and reactions to the environment, is very dangerous and not in order to care for the predicament more preventative action needs to be taken. Thanks to drinking and driving, many families and loved ones are dead or heartbroken from the dangerous effects of someone choosing to drive home drunk.
It all starts when a partygoer drinks his first glass of alcohol. The alcohol slithers through the digestive system and enters the bloodstream, giving
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Every death and injury from a drunk car accident can bring great pain, loss and grief to a family member or special loved one. In 2013 over “10,076 people were killed and approximately 290,000 were injured,” (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
The alarming death rates raised plenty of concern for the government. Many people were protesting and sending letters to the government to get them to do something and stop all the people who are drinking and driving. As a result, the government made many laws and regulations to discourage drinking and driving. Many regulations include all legal BAC levels are now lower than 0.8%, a zero tolerance policy for minorities under 21, and fines and/or jail time for people who continue to break the law (Mississippi DUI & DWI Laws & Enforcement | DMV.org 1).
The government also used new technologies and built better roads to limit the amount of drunk driving accidents. Policemen are now equipped with BAC testers to see if a driver that has been pulled over was drinking. When proven guilty of Driving Under Influence (DUI) the driver could be fined, jailed or given alcohol interlocks to discourage any further drunk driving. New technology called Alcohol Interlocks have been invented to help fight the battle against drinking and

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