Drunk Driving

What is Drunk Driving?

Drunk driving is defined as driving a vehicle after consuming to much alcohol.

Drunk Driving has caused a lot of trouble

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stated, "that more than a third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States, or 16,694 deaths, were from alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes." Meaning that driving drunk is real problem to the U.S a lot of people are dying because of dumb people getting to drunk then causing fatalities

Drunk Driving Accidents

There are many drunk related car accidents like one that happened on February 9,2014. Diamond Bar stated, "suspected drunk driver allegedly sped 100 mph the wrong way down California freeway Sunday, causing a crash that killed six people, witnesses said." There are many sad accidents that relate to people crashing into to other people for driving intoxicated.Driving Drunk should be reduced some how

Reducing Drunk Driving

Drunk driving could be reduced many ways the first way is by using more ignition interlocks.The Centers for Disease Control stated, "prevention, interlock lower the re-arrest rate of drunken drives by two-thirds."Meaning that by adding interlock into peoples car who have been arrested for DUI or caught driving should have added interlocks to reduce them from driving drunk and causing more accidents. Also another way to reduce drunk driving is by lowering legal drinking limit.As National Transportation Safety Board states,"This month when it recommended that all states cut their legal drinking limit from .08% blood alcohol content (BAC) to .05%.This will reduce the accidents caused from drunk driving a little bit but i'll still have a slight effect

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