Essay about The Problem Of Drinking And Driving

1748 Words Dec 27th, 2015 7 Pages
People may ask, how long has Drinking and Driving been around? In order to answer that question, you must know three things. Firstly, you must know what the definition of drinking and driving is. Drinking and driving is defined as the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely. Secondly, a person must know when alcohol was invented. According to wikipedia.org, “evidence of alcoholic beverages has also been found dating from 3150 BC in ancient Egypt, 3000 BC in Babylon, 2000 BC in pre-Hispanic Mexico, and 1500 BC in Sudan”. And thirdly, one must know when motorized vehicles were invented. The First true automobile was invented in 1886 by Karl Friedrich Benz in a city in Germany. Now that this has been cleared up, we can determine how long drinking and driving has been around. How long? Ever since motorized vehicles were invented. That was simple, wasn’t it?
However, drinking and driving was not recognized as a problem then. Nonetheless, it has been a problem that has been around for a long while. As early as 1897, the first recorded drunk driving arrest was made in Germany after a cab driver crashed into a building. (History of Drunk Driving) In America, just a few years after the drunk driving arrest in London, New York became the first state to create drunk driving laws (History of Drunk Driving). However, there were not set limits as to how much alcohol one could have consumed…

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