Cases Of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is where a person who is under the influence of alcohol above a given limit drives. In most incidences, this act is contrary to the law and therefore it is a crime. Drunk Often driving a definite prelude to accidents. As a result of these accidents, road users could lose their lives, damage done to not only individual and but state property also.
Majority of the drunk driving cases occur at night, during the weekends and holidays. These are the times most people are free and see it fit to unwind from their daily occupations. It is during the peak times that most accidents due to drunk driving occur. Some accidents may result to fatalities or maim the drivers and other victims.
Drunk driving accidents occur so easily. A drunk person, as a result of the alcohol ingested, lose their sense of sound judgment this leads to them making bad behavioral decisions. They then commit traffic offenses like over speeding, they run road signs that say indicate bumps and causing an accident.
So much publicity has been done so as to curb cases of drunk driving. Some taxi companies market their brands by having responsible usage of roads as their main agendas, but despite all that, drunk driving still happens as usual. 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. But sometimes drivers go with their cars initially so they may find it inconvenient to leave their cars behind and they then opt to drunk driving. There can be a case where a driver spends all their money on the alcohol and end up with no money for the cab. Despite the factors that could prevent drunk driving, most drivers still end up driving while drunk for whatever reason.
Another preventive measure is by having traffic police be more vigilant at during these drunk driving 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. The offensive driver has the possibility of losing their driving license.
Drunk driving does more harm than good to all the parties involved. 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. A weight is on people to gather the lessons learnt from the results of drunk driving and bring changes to generations to come. Young children should also be taught growing up the consequences of the action. This way, the generational change is achieved and thus doing away with drunk driving.
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