Incidences Of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving occurs when someone who is under the influence of alcohol beyond a specified level drives. In most incidences, this act is contrary to the law and therefore it is a crime. When drunk driving occurs, more often than not, accidents happen as a result. As a result of these accidents, road users could lose their lives, damage done to not only individual and but state property also.
Most of the drunk driving cases happen during the night, weekends and over the holidays. These times are when most people are free from their daily activities and they choose to have a good time by taking alcohol. Since these are the peak times of drunk driving, as a result, these are the times most accidents occur. Drivers and other victims may be maimed or die in some of these accidents.
Drunk driving accidents occur so easily. Irresponsible behavior comes as a result of someone losing sound judgment when they take alcohol. Over speeding, ignoring of road signs that indicate things such as bumps are the traffic offenses caused by drunk driving.
A lot of publicity has been done so as to reduce the level of drinking and driving. Some taxi companies even base their marketing on the same but despite all that, drunk driving still controls the day. These cases can be reduced when taxi drivers are strategically placed outside drinking spots so that a drunk person may have an alternative causing damage to themselves as well as of other road users. In cases where drivers go to drink with their cars, then it may be hard for them to take a cab and leave their vehicles behind and for this reason, they drive while drunk. Sometimes drivers do not have cab money because they spent all of it on the alcohol they buy. It is always a trend to people who own cars to drive after drinking
Another way of preventing the drunk driving is when traffic police become more cautious during the peak times. This mostly works because the penalties out in place are tough on the crime, it being an offense against the country’s law. Huge fines may be imposed on the crime and/or jail term if the offense resulted in fatalities or property destruction. Losing a license is a probable outcome to a drunk driver.
Many bad things happen to the parties that get involved in a drunk driving case. People will never stop taking alcohol meaning drunk driving can never stop as well. The the crime of driving while drunk would best be handled if the punishment that comes with it is made severe. People have a responsibility to learn the many moral lessons that drunk driving present to have generational changes. Children should be taught from their young age the repercussions of drunk driving and that they may grow up having that knowledge. It is by doing so that changes are made to the next generation thus abolishing drunk driving.