Essay on America Needs Better Drunk Driving Laws

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“Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third. The speedway ends at the cemetery” (Rockne). Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol related crashes totals more than 51 billion. In Recent discussions of drunk driving, a controversial issue has been whether the driving while intoxicated laws should be increased due to the amount tax payers are paying for drunk driving crashes. On the one hand. Some argue that the driving laws for driving drunk should remain the same and not change. From this perspective the laws about driving under the influence should greatly increase to be stricter, …show more content…
Many Americans in the United States don’t take drinking and driving seriously and don’t take into consideration the affects and tolls it has. People drink and drive without thinking about the consequences. One mistake can change your life outrageously, “On the night of Feb. 11, 2007 Sandra Vasquez crashed her car into a light pole while traveling more than 70 miles per hour. Killing 5 Oswego teens” (Sun-times Media). Drunk driving has a negative effect in today’s society; every single death and injury that happens due to drunk driving is preventable. To prevent these unnecessary fatal deaths in the United States we should make a change. Change the driving laws, thus it will progress the death rate to decrease. Drunk drivers continue to dare American highways. They crash, they injure, and they kill. “I got home safely and no one was hurt” (Williams). A person who is under the influence might need to get to some place urgently, the only way of transportation being driving while impaired or a cab, but one who is drunk doesn’t think about taking a cab, because they are not in the right state of mind, so the first thing they think of is “I’ll just drive my car safely.” The laws about driving drunk are too strict and should remain unchanged because people should be allowed to do whatever they want, and some people are good at driving drunk. A lot of people say “laws about driving under the influence are potentially too

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