Occurrence of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving occurs when someone who is under the influence of alcohol beyond a specified level drives. 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. Most of the accidents caused by drunk driving occur during these peak times. Some of the accidents may be fatal or could maim the victims and even the drivers.
Accidents due to drinking and driving come by 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.
A lot of publicity has been done so as to reduce the level of drinking and 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 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. Huge fines may be imposed on the crime and/or jail term if the offense resulted in fatalities or property destruction. Losing a license is a probable outcome to a drunk driver.
Drunk driving does more harm than good to all the parties involved. 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. Children should be taught from their young age the repercussions of drunk driving and that they may grow up having that knowledge. This way, the generational change is achieved and thus doing away with drunk driving.