Duct Tape Essay

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Drunk driving When a person is intoxicated is when they make the decision to drive home, he endangers everyone on the road and the people inside the car. This one decision, which may not seem important at the time, can have a devastating impact. When the choice whether or not to drive under the influence of alcohol faces a person, he often does not realize the consequences of his actions, and therefore makes a decision that might alter many peoples life’s. Many people believe that increasing fines for drunk driving offenders will play a great part in the cutting down of driving under the influence. However, while more DUI laws will look affective on paper, they will not make a substantial step in the fight against drunk driving. The only benefit of increased drunk driving fines goes to the law enforcement agency that collects the fines. The reason is the majority of DUI stops happen to individuals who do not believe that they are drunk, a person who chooses to drive does not even consider the fine that he may receive, no matter the amount. If an intoxicated person believes that he has the ability to drive home safely, a new law passed by state representatives will not stop them. A state increasing its DUI fines, will not make the police notice a decline in the amount of drunken driving stops, nor a decreased amount of alcohol related accidents. The only change that would come from such an increase would come in a boost in state government funds pouring in from DUI offenders. While the fight against drunk driving seems to have no end in sight, many other solutions exist besides the raising of fines. One such solution is in education. If the general public becomes properly educated about the meaning of intoxication, they will have the ability to make a proper choice when it comes time to decide whether or not to drive home. An individual needs to know facts such as

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