Occurrence of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is where a person who is under the influence of alcohol above a given limit drives. This is mostly against the law making it a crime. When drunk driving occurs, more often than not, accidents happen as a result. As a result of these accidents, road users could lose their lives, damage done to not only individual and but state property also.
Majority of the drunk driving cases occur at night, during the weekends and holidays. These are the times most people are free and see it fit to unwind from their daily occupations. Since these are the peak times of drunk driving, as a result, these are the times most accidents occur. Some accidents may result to fatalities or maim the drivers and other victims.
Accidents brought by drunk driving come by so easily. A drunk person, as a result of the alcohol ingested, lose their sense of sound judgment this leads to them making bad behavioral decisions. 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. In cases where drivers go to drink with their cars, then it may be hard for them to take a cab and leave their vehicles behind and for this reason, they drive while drunk. Or maybe the driver spends all the money on the alcohol, and they end up with no cab money left. Despite the factors that could prevent drunk driving, most drivers still end up driving while drunk for whatever reason.
Another preventive measure is by having traffic police be more vigilant at during these drunk driving peak times. As it is an offense against a country’s law, this way works because of the penalties imposed on the crime. Huge fines may be imposed on the crime and/or jail term if the offense resulted in fatalities or property destruction. 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. People will never stop taking alcohol meaning drunk driving can never stop as well. The the crime of driving while drunk would best be handled if the punishment that comes with it is made severe. 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. This way, the generational change is achieved and thus doing away with drunk driving.