GHSA, an association that assists programs to remit highway safety issues, recommends all states to “maintain the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level for DUI at 0.8 per se or lower” (). Effective tools such as ignition interlock, passive alcohol sensors, breath test devices, in-car video cameras, and other devices are used to detect alcohol have GHSA approval, support, in fact, all devices are shown to be very successful to identify drunk drivers. Vehicle sanctions, open container laws, designated driver programs, server training programs to just name a few implemented to further prevent the issues of DIU.
Approximately one million people are injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes every year and young people, ages 16 to 24 are involved in 28% of those alcohol-related driving accidents, although they make up only 14% of the U.S. population. On any given weekend evening, one in 10 drivers on America's roads has been drinking and according to the latest statistics, in a family of five the prospect of you or someone in your family being involved in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident in their lifetime, is an astounding 200 percent. That's a lot of tragic, meaningless deaths that could actually have been avoided.
A Modest Proposal: Solution to Drunk Driving When you get into the car to drive home or go to a store, don't you ever think about how you can make the drive there more interesting? A way to ease everything is to possibly take a few shots of alcohol or have a few beers before you leave to your destination. If you’re bored, drinking seems like a fun thing to do especially when you’re driving. I heard that that being intoxicated makes everything more flashy and can make your vision super blurry. That sounds like a fun challenge while you’re driving. You see a lot of anti drinking and driving advertisements and just think you would love to try that. One day you are just bound. Some say alcohol can lead to a wonderful world of addiction. In that case, just the smell of an alcoholic drink can make some alcoholics go crazy. As soon as you introduce alcohol into the way you drive, everything will seem so much better. But alcoholism can possibly make for tight fund, so get cheap beer..
To begin with, the problem is that drunk driving can affect anyone. It can In my opinion this is a very good idea to add to vehicles because this would decrease deaths due to drunk driving dramatically. Ignition Interlocks is basically the same thing as Advance Vehicle Technology because it would force convicted drunk drivers to do a sober breath sample before driving. Drunk drivers don’t have excuses to drive under the influence when their is public transportation and ridesharing app, or you can have a non-drinking driver that can safely take you home. “To end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.” MADD establishes Victim Impact Panels, it allows victims to tell their story and hopefully make an effort in stopping drunk drivers from driving while being under the influence. Tie One On For Safety has been MADD’s longest campaign stating that everyone should fasten their seatbelt before they start driving, this year MADD celebrates their 30th anniversary of the campaign.
The solution to this problem seems far away and unreachable with our current society that remains drunk with their love of alcohol and claims they are lucid enough to operate a motor vehicle with some kind of skill. Ending drinking and driving are nearly impossible but we can stave off the effects by lessening those who do it. Creating a society of those who do not drink and drive would lead to an increase of wealth and governmental prosperity to a certain extent. Drunk driving negatively effects everyone no matter the circumstances and should not be
In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in drunk driving incidents. Out of those people, 65% (6,515) were drivers, 27% (2,724) were passengers, and 8% (837) were non-passengers (“Drunk Driving Statistics”). Over half of those fatalities (67.1%) involved blood alcohol levels over .15% (“Drunk Driving Statistics”). The legal blood-alcohol content is .08%. Drunk driving caused 31% of deaths in car crashes in 2013 (“Drunk Driving Statistics”). In 2012, 402 people were killed by alcohol impairment in North Carolina (“Drunk Driving Statistics”). These numbers, though they seem astonishing, have been cut in half since 1991 (“Drunk Driving Statistics”). Even though the number of fatalities has been lowered, that number is not low enough. Most drunk drivers are repeat offenders. Lives are being taken because of the careless attitude of the drunk drivers. Drunk driving is selfish; those who commit this crime do not think about the extreme consequences of their actions. In North America it is estimated that 1-5 drivers has been drinking and 1 in 10 is legally impaired on any Friday or Saturday night (Root). Many groups, including MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), are fighting to stop drunk driving. Unfortunately, drunk driving cannot be stopped. People will always commit this heinous crime. The numbers may go down, but unfortunately there will always be a number. The only way to continually decrease the amount of lives lost is to increase punishments for drunk driving.
Drink and Driving is and Ongoing Problem Erica Esposito Kean University Abstract This paper explores the research and find results on how drinking and driving has become a big problem in the United States. Drinking and driving effects a person’s ability to operate a vehicle and therefore drunk drivers need to be educated on the repercussions with drinking and driving. Every day drunk drivers are arrested, either for traffic violations, reckless driving, and random stops on the road, or accidents. This paper also examines and explains what happens to the people affected by drinking and driving and what the people can do to avoid it. There have been many cases of injured people due to drinking and driving. Laws have been
Summary In response to an estimated thirteen thousand people being killed each year in drunk driving crashes (Weir), the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles’ Campaign to Prevent Drunk Driving is proposing a project that will focus on four important methods in order to combat this terrible crime: require ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers to prove they are sober before driving; support law enforcement to discourage people from driving drunk; support the expansion of motor vehicle technology to determine whether or not a driver is above the legal limit of 0.08 before driving; and encourage a Drinking Driver Program that will educate those already convicted of a drunk driving on their alcohol choices. With the approval of the Head of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and an
First, the Ignition Interlock system is a Breathalyzer that can be installed into a person’s car. Before the person is able to start their car, they have to blow into the Breathalyzer that is installed in their car. The Breathalyzer will measure the amount of alcohol in the persons system at that time. As long as they blow under the legal limit of 0.8 g/dL, their car will start. If it is higher, the ignition will lock and the car will not be able to start (Bose). When the minimum drinking age was raised from 18 to 21 years old, it reduced alcohol related crashes by 16 percent. Finally, the zero tolerance law has helped to reduce alcohol related crashes by a further 11 percent (Bose). Also, if you get pulled over, the officer might have you do a few things called Field Sobriety Tests. You may be asked to stand with one lag lifted off of the ground for a few seconds. They may also ask you to do the “walk and turn test.” The officer will ask the driver to walk in a straight line putting one foot directly in front of the other, turn, and walk back the same way. There are also a few other tests that the officer can ask you to do. If you are drunk, the police officer will see that the appropriate actions are taken (FreeAdvance staff). The most effective tactic seems to be the immediate cancelation of the driver’s license the first time a
They have something to drink and are convinced they can drive and they’re fine to make it home. No one knows if they are okay to drive or not so they go. You wait patiently for them to return. As hours go by you begin to worry until you hear a knock at the door and it’s the police telling you they got in a car accident and passed away instantly. Not something you want, right? So how could we fix that and reduce the amount of drunk driving? Well, I have an idea. What if we made a little device that tells you if you’re drunk and not safe to drive. The steps are easy you blow into the little tube and it processes the amount of alcohol you had taken. Then on the little screen it tells you if you’re either safe to get behind the wheel or not. If you know you’ll be drinking just bring the little device with you and let it do the work for
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DUI’s have been on the rise in the past few years, therefore there have been many myths on how to not obtain a DUI or a DWI. New York became the pioneer state in which, they made to first drunk driving laws in 1910, followed shortly after California then the other forty-eight states followed. These DUI laws stated that a driver could not operate a vehicle while under the influence, although intoxication was not defined by legislature at this period of time. Then in the 1930’s committees wanted to make the roads safer. So The American Medical Association started a committee that studied the most common issues that lead to accidents. Also the National Safety Council created a study that determined intoxication, they reached a conclusion that a Blood Alcohol Content above 0.15 was intoxicated and anything under a person was sober, this became the first legal limit for BAC in 1938. Although as time progressed the laws became stricter, this was due to various groups that petitioned against drunk driving. The pressure from these organizations led to changes, such as raising the legal drinking age to twenty-one years of age, which was required for all states, yet drunk driving laws was not required by all police departments at this time. Then the legal limit was lowered to 0.10 from 0.15, then once lowered again to our legal limit we have to which is 0.08. The first myth to bust is the various amounts of ways someone can fool a Breathalyzer. The Breathalyzer is a small handheld
This quote shows that lowering the limit by .02 can make a big significance on the amount of deaths from driving under the influence each year.
Crazy people these days are uptight about drinking. They think having three or four drinks makes people unable to drive, its outrageous how strict the laws are now a days. People need to relax and take a drink themselves. Those uptight people are boring and do not have friends, that is why they want to make everyone around them miserable. These miserable scumbags ruin fun for all drivers. They cause families to fall apart and ruin lives because of their outrageous laws. In the past, the solution for drunk drivers was they would get a DUI that leads them to go to jail, impound their car, and suspend their license. This solution does not help anyone at all instead the solution causes more problems.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol has been an issue over the years. It has caused many car crashes and some even fatal accidents. Not only will it cause pain and suffering on the victim but to the family and friends around the victim it could be very devastating.