Anyone caught drunk driving should have their driver’s license taken away for a minimum of 5 years. Driving, when you consider it is truly confounded. You need full focus, great coordination, and quick impulses, and have the capacity to do right judgements and choices. Drunk driving is a major risk to yourself, to passengers in the car, to any other car and occupants sharing the road with you. Innocent bystanders could also suffer. Adding to this risk for humans there is also the damage to the vehicles involved any property into which they may crash. Drunk drivers can cause injuries, and even deaths to innocent people.
In my opinion, I feel like 90 days isn’t enough suspending your license. I feel like your license should be suspended for a minimum of 5 years. The reason why is because, your not learning your lesson when your driving on the road. Not only your putting yourself in danger, your putting innocent people’s lives in danger as well. If they were to maximize the penalty, people wouldn’t drive drunk on the road, because they would be scared of the consequences. Nearly 40 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in the U.S involve drinking, resulting in annual death toll of 17,000, according to the National HIghway Traffic Safety Administration. Any amount of alcohol in your bloodstream can impact your driving ability.
People think that it’s okay to drive themselves to town or even to their homes after drinking. A drunk driver might need to get to some place urgently, therefore he/she is drinking and driving. Some people might think that they are good at driving drunk on the road. Therefore, people should only be driving on the road if there not drunk. I always tell my parents, I will not drink and drive. I will not lie, I will not attempt. Drunk driving leads to so many deaths each year. Somebody who I looked up to the most passed away from drinking and driving. It punishes everyone, who we will never see again.
Did you know that, over 50% of these accidents are caused by alcohol impaired drivers. Over 50% of all fatal highway crashes involving two or more cars are alcohol related. Over 65% of all fatal single car crashes are alcohol related. Over 36% of all adult pedestrian accidents are alcohol related. Parents always tell their teenage kid that drinking and driving will become fatal. Drunk driving is like shooting a gun and hoping you miss the bystanders. Instead of driving home drunk, it would be better to take a uber home as this would guarantee more road safety.
Therefore, people should only be driving on the road if they are sober and have the responsibility. In 2016, there were 10,497 people killed in these preventable crashes. By raising the suspension of taking a drivers license away for a minimum of 5 years, it would make everyone have more responsibility in themselves. There has been so many deaths over the past years, this is why I want a change in this society.