Incidences Of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is when someone who has more taken alcohol than is specified drives while drunk. 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. It is during the peak times that most accidents due to drunk driving occur. Drivers and other victims may be maimed or die in some of these accidents.
Drunk driving accidents occur so easily. This is because when a person is drunk, they lose so much of their mental capacity and end up behaving irresponsibly. 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. 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. If it results in fatalities or property destruction, then a jail term and huge fines may be demanded by the state. Losing a license is a probable outcome to a drunk driver.
Drunk driving does more harm than good to all the parties involved. It is a menace that will always have to be faced because people cannot stop taking alcohol. The best alternative would be to stiffen the penalties for drunk driving. People have a responsibility to learn the many moral lessons that drunk driving present to have generational changes. From at a young age, kids should be taught about drunk driving and its grave results. It is by doing so that changes are made to the next generation thus abolishing drunk driving.