Incidences Of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving occurs when someone who is under the influence of alcohol beyond a specified level drives. In most cases, it is a criminal offense for it is against the law. 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.
So much publicity has been done so as to curb cases of drunk 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. 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 way of preventing the drunk driving is when traffic police become more cautious during the peak times. As it is an offense against a country’s law, this way works because of the penalties imposed on the crime. 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.
Drunk driving has a lot of negative outcomes for all the parties involved in it. Because human beings can never cease taking alcohol; it is a terrible phenomenon that will always exist. The best alternative would be to stiffen the penalties for drunk driving. A weight is on people to gather the lessons learnt from the results of drunk driving and bring changes to generations to come. From at a young age, kids should be taught about drunk driving and its grave results. In this way, changes to the next generation is achieved then drunk driving can be a thing of the past