Occurrence of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is when someone who has more taken alcohol than is specified drives while drunk. In most cases, it is a criminal offense for it is against the law. Drunk Often driving a definite prelude to accidents. Lives are lost, and property belonging to the state and individual persons get destroyed as a result of these accidents.
Majority of the drunk driving cases occur at night, during the weekends and holidays. People choose to drink alcohol at these times because they are free from their day to day activities and they prefer to ease pressure. It is during the peak times that most accidents due to drunk driving occur. Some of the accidents may be fatal or could maim the victims and even the drivers.
Drunk driving accidents occur so easily. Irresponsible behavior comes as a result of someone losing sound judgment when they take alcohol. 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 market their brands by having responsible usage of roads as their main agendas, but despite all that, drunk driving still happens as usual. 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. There can be a case where a driver spends all their money on the alcohol and end up with no money for the cab. It is always a trend to people who own cars to drive after drinking
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. Losing a license is a probable outcome to a drunk driver.
Drunk driving does more harm than good to all the parties involved. Because human beings can never cease taking alcohol; it is a terrible phenomenon that will always exist. The the crime of driving while drunk would best be handled if the punishment that comes with it is made severe. It is upon people to learn the many moral lessons that have been as a result of drunk driving and maybe bring generational change. Young children should also be taught growing up the consequences of the action. This way, the generational change is achieved and thus doing away with drunk driving.
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