Essay on The Effects Of Driving While Impaired Driving

2452 Words Jul 8th, 2016 10 Pages
“In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States” (Impaired Driving: Get the Facts). Looking at this statistic, which is one of many, driving while impaired is an enormous problem. There are ways to decrease the numbers significantly, these should, and need to be looked into. With people being unaware of the issue, they aren’t trying to help solve this issue, it will continue to get worse with the growing population and number of people reaching the age of 21, allowing them to drink alcohol. People who commit first offenses, are likely to become repeat offenders which creates an even larger problem, because that not only involves others safety, still it involves the offender’s punishments. Drinking and driving numbers have steadily increased over time. The Governors Highway Safety Association should consider ways to decrease these numbers such as; raising the drinking age to twenty-five, updating the technology in the use of Breathalyzers, or an increase in DUI checkpoints.
The statistics behind drunk driving are astonishing. The numbers are much greater than anyone would even imagine when they think of drunk driving. If half the population was exposed to this information, there would be huge changes to improve this problem instantly. “In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes” (Impaired Driving). It is…

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