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. As a result of drunk driving, accidents have high possibilities of happening. People may end up dead or state property and even individual property gets damaged because of those accidents.
Many at times drunk driving happens is often at night, during weekends and holiday periods. 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. Some of the accidents may be fatal or could maim the victims and even the drivers.
Accidents due to drinking and driving come by easily. This is because when a person is drunk, they lose so much of their mental capacity and end up behaving irresponsibly. 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 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. 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. Or maybe the driver spends all the money on the alcohol, and they end up with no cab money left. For one reason or another, drunk people end up driving despite all the factors that could have prevented it.
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. Large sums of money may be demanded as fine and a jail term applied if the crime has destructive or fatal results. The drunk driver can end up losing their driving license.
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 approach would be to make the penalties even tougher to bear. 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. This way, the generational change is achieved and thus doing away with drunk driving.