What Are The Pros And Cons Of Drinking And Driving

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Laws against driving under the influence are created to save lives; however, even harsher laws may decrease the number of accidents. Everyday, people attempt to drink and drive while the lives in the car next to them are at risk and they would have no idea. Not having harsh enough laws established for drinking and driving can end up causing more harm because people who don’t get caught will do it again, it can cause damage to those involved, and it takes away from first responders of their duties. It has been said that a person does not need to consume alcohol to make bad choices. There are criminals who have robbed houses or robbed a bank who were most likely not drunk. There have been many complaints for banishing the current DUI Laws due …show more content…
For some, it will take them home safely, or for others, it can take them to a jail cell. People who do not get caught may think they never will, and that may make them believe that they can do it again. One article states, “The probability of being arrested while driving under the influence is estimated at one in 500 in California,”(Reyes 1). If they don’t get caught the first time, maybe their next intention is to drink more. Not only do they want to drink more, but they preplanned to drive home without watching their intake. Before they know it, they are so intoxicated that the alcohol slowed down the functions in their central nervous system that they are not focused on the cautiousness of their own lives (NCADD 1). The alcohol slows down the body enough that when it comes to making decisions, it’s not always the right one. That’s why drinking and driving is one of the worst mistakes ever to be made because they didn’t plan ahead of time and it puts lives at …show more content…
If there is an accident with someone that was drinking and driving, it was most likely not deliberate. One static reads, “In 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes- one every 52 minutes- and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving accidents,” (MADD 1). The brain is affected by the alcohol because it is not getting the nerve cells to communicate with the other cells in the body. The body needs the communication for speech and vision and the alcohol is slowing down the brain and not letting it get the sense it needs. It is known that a drunk driver will drive at least 80 times before their first arrest (“Do Something” 1). Making the laws harsher against the people who did cause an accident will then realize how seriously life threatening this really is. Not only can this situation kill innocent people, but it will ruin the driver 's life. The driver will have that record for the rest of their life and have to go to jail. Not only that, but they will have the thought of them seriously harming someone or killing someone forever stuck in the back of their head. One decision can make a tremendous

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