Occurrence of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is when someone who has more taken alcohol than is specified drives while drunk. 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. Lives are lost, and property belonging to the state and individual persons get destroyed as a result of these accidents.
Most of the drunk driving cases happen during the night, weekends and over the 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. Most of the accidents caused by drunk driving occur during these peak times. Drivers and other victims may be maimed or die in some of these accidents.
Accidents brought by drunk driving come by so 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.
So much publicity has been done so as to curb cases of drunk driving. There are taxi companies who base their marketing strategies on safe road usage but drunk driving still goes on. The cases are at times brought down when taxi drivers strategically place themselves outside drinking joints to ferry the alcohol drinkers to their destinations instead of driving when drunk. It is important to put taxi drivers out of drinking joints 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. For one reason or another, drunk people end up driving despite all the factors that could have prevented it.
Another effort that could avoid these incidences is by ensuring traffic police are most keen 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. If it results in fatalities or property destruction, then a jail term and huge fines may be demanded by the state. 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 best alternative would be to stiffen the penalties for drunk driving. A weight is on people to gather the lessons learnt from the results of drunk driving and bring changes to generations to come. Children should be taught from their young age the repercussions of drunk driving and that they may grow up having that knowledge. In this way, changes to the next generation is achieved then drunk driving can be a thing of the past