Drinking and Driving Essay

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Drinking and Driving Should Blood Alcohol Percentages for Drunken Driving
Be Lowered?

Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things you can do.
Alcohol causes varying degrees of the following side effects in everyone who uses it; dullness of sensation, lowered sensory motor skills, lowered reactive or reflexive motor responses, impaired thought processes, impaired memory, impaired judgement, sleep or sleeplessness, and in extreme cases can cause coma and death.”(Hardcastle 1). Would anyone want a person on the road with these side affects.
Alcoholics have even worse side affects to alcohol. Look at the picture above. How many times have you watched the news and seen a
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If this law is passed you would still be able to drink. Stone states that “A average 170 pound male must consume four drinks in one hour to and the average 137 pound female must consume three drinks in one hour to reach 0.08, according to the U.S. Department of
Transpiration.”(1). This is not at all bad. People can still go out and have a few drinks with their friends and still be able to drive. This law is not to stop drinking , it is to make our roads safer, so that their are less drinking accidents.
Lowering the blood alcohol level would make a safer driving experience for everyone on the road. It would make people think before they drank one extra drink. Just think if it was you who was hit by a drunk driver or your family. Do you want to go through the emotional pain of losing someone? If the blood alcohol level is lowered from 0.10 to
0.08 it would have higher consequences on there person charged for a DWI ticket. The offender would have to go to classes and pay a higher fine for the crime. If the drunk driver killed someone the time in jail would be around 8 years and 11 months. If the blood alcohol level was lowered these would be the new consequences “Prevention measures evaluated include license suspension or revocation, impounding or confiscating vehicle plates, enforcing open container bans, increasing penalties such as fines or jail for drunk driving, mandating education

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