Supporters of drinking and driving argue that they know their drinking habits and have drinking limits. A company named Guardian Interlock has developed a technology which is installed in the vehicle of a person who has just been convicted of driving under the influence. Drinking and Driving is dangerous, because not only does it cost your life, but also the lives of innocent people. Statistics show that most drunken drivers who kill people have no previous convictions, Kinnard said. The act of driving drunk is not intentionally harming anyone. First, after someone s arrested on. Another approach is by treating drunk driving totally as a social problem.
A multiple offender may lose their license for months, years, or in some cases, for good. Several organizations have been created throughout the years to fight for tougher penalties for drunk drivers. If people understand that if they are caught driving while under the influence they will be arrested and put in jail, They will no longer drive after drinking over the legal limit. And if someone died, you could even face a charge with can carry life in prison. Drunk driving kills people every day, it needs to be dealt with immediately or the incentive to avoid doing it in the future goes down. Although, the product of a drunken driving accident may have ended in a fatality of an innocent motorist, the offenders are usually only charged with Manslaughter if that. So when individual take the risk of drinking and driving, they are taking the risk on the lives that are out there and of their own.
Failure to comply with this condition can result in your being revoked and you being sent back to jail. For example, before you are ever convicted, some states will automatically suspend your license if you. An additional solution is stronger law enforcement, and more frequent sobriety tests given when necessary. You may be facing a felony and this can have life-altering consequences. People just do not care if they have to make it to their destinations while they are in a state of being drunk. Now, a felony isn't filed until the fifth offense. Currently, many states are proactively pushing legislature on a federal level to aid in decreasing the number of drunken drivers, but some state and local governments are pushing to lower the legal age of drinking from 21 years old to 18 or 19 years old.
The punishments get worse with every subsequent offense, and include longer suspensions, larger fines, certain and longer jail time, possible permanent loss of license, and possible seizure of your car. Drunk Drivers Should Be Imprisoned on the First Offense. Drunk Drivers Should Be Imprisoned on the First Offense. Next, people choose to over drink and not think about the consequences of their actions Lastly I think that drunk drivers should go to jail because, they have to learn what's right and what's wrong, and if they go to jail and see what it's like most likely they won't want to come back. They do not even think of what could happen if they hit some one.
These groups believe just as I, that there needs to be a congruency among all states on tougher penalties such as imprisonment or permanent revocation of license on the first offense of driving under the influence. It's no different than getting medical treatment for diabetes, cancer or even a broken limb. I don't get why people acting as if drunk driving is not even a big deal. Although each and every person has the freedom to do what he wants, it should also be considered that the actions should not violate rights of other people or be harmful to anyone and anything around you. We humans are prone to making rash decisions from time to time. Emergency responders pried Stacey out of the car with the Jaws of Life, and she was transported to the hospital where doctors prepared her family for the worst, including the possibility that she might never come out of the coma.
Social Bond Theory and Drunk Driving in a Sample of College Students. There were circumstances which made me do it but that is no excuse. For example, their fatality statistics may be limited to alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes occurring on public roads. You may also be able to replace your 48 hours of strict jail time with a 5-day. Further, repeat offenders may also lose their civil rights, such as the right to own a weapon or the right to vote. The accidents have increased all over the world. Some may argue that they have control of their drinking habits, but to some point alcohol affects the response of the human body.
Impaired driving is unethical Impaired drivers are a potential source of inspiration for the teens and juveniles. With very few exceptions in a limited number of states, a conviction for a drunk driving offense will result in a criminal record, may cause you to lose your driver's license, and can potentially result in significant fines and a jail sentence or term of probation. Stacey remained in a coma for nearly three months, but slowly she started responding. For effective prosecution of these cases in court, a mandatory alcohol test should be conducted after every fatal accident. ®, ® and ® are trademarks and units of or its affiliate AdviceCo Ventures Company. However, such laws are not tough enough. This means that you will have to blow into the interlock device to ensure that you are under 0.
If people were imprisoned on their first drunk driving offense, it would make people more hesitant about making that careless decision. In essence, the drunken drivers should be told to spend some time in. Senseless arrests and court appearances are a waste of time and money. In retrospect, I really loved that. Hence imprisonment seems to be the only harsh reality that can dawn upon an individual when he is doing the undoable, i.
I think that drunk drivers should be punished severly though with fines and having their license suspended. If you are caught driving during the suspension, you will only pick up new charges and more fines. People can lose everything when they go to jail. You only had a couple but it is enough to put you over the legal limit due to your body weight ratio to the drink. What is needed however is an understanding that drunk driving is one form of evil that must be avoided as much as possible because it creates trouble for the people on and off the road.