Drunk Driving

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Drunk Driving

Drunk driving can be defined as the operation of a vehicle when one is under the influence of alcohol or any other drug which has negative impacts. The act is treated as a crime in many states as it has dramatically affected so many lives as well as families. Driving under the influence of alcohol has never been of any value, and thus one is left wondering why then do people want to do it regardless of it having adverse effects rather than positive impacts. This topic majorly targets the licensed drivers and their attitudes and opinions towards driving under the influence of drugs whether legal or illegal.

It is pretty clear that some of these drivers know the harmful effects of these drugs, but they sometimes choose not to care at all. Most of these drivers show a lot of acceptance to driving under the influence of legal drugs rather than the illegal ones, and they then end up facing the same adverse effects. Research shows that many of these drivers acknowledge driving under the influence of drugs being a primary concern and they ironically suggest that more attention should be drawn to the roads. It is, therefore, correct to say that, most licensed drivers if not all know the adverse effects that are associated with drunk driving.

According to the attitudes and perspectives of these licensed drivers, I tend to think that they are just reckless and serious action should then be taken against them. I believe that they also don’t care about other people’s lives as well as their own. According to my personal view, any licensed driver caught driving under the influence of a drug that has any negative effect should have their license taken away for at least not less than two years.

I think it is possible to persuade any licensed driver who has ever driven under the influence of drugs or drives under this influence especially when I bring to their attention the fact that an effective action like that of losing their licenses would be taken against them. I would explain to them how drunk driving has no positive impact but only cause harm to them, their families as well as the people around them. Telling them to think of the pain they bring to people who are affected by their bad habits would also help in the persuasion.

My goal for this speech would be ensuring that a large number of licensed drivers do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Therefore, the speech can be said to be based on a value as it is up to the drivers to understand the harmful effects of drunk driving as well as the overall adverse effects to them and every person around them and then choose to leave the bad habit for the well-being of everyone including themselves.

Conclusively, people, especially the ones who operates locomotives should change if at all they are victims of drunkenness and that they should always strive to be good drivers regardless of them being watched or not. This would be determined by asking them who have been involved in drunk driving before and is ready to change as well as who will take the initiative of informing others to avoid driving under the influence of drugs

Work Cited.

Hansen, Benjamin. “Punishment and deterrence: Evidence from drunk driving.” American Economic Review 105.4 (2015): 1581-1617.

Moan, Inger Synnøve, Thor Norström, and Elisabet E. Storvoll. “Alcohol use and drunk driving: the modifying effect of impulsivity.” Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs 74.1 (2013): 114-119.

Pettersson, HaKan, and Bertil Hok. “Preventive and persuasive actions against drunk driving.” U.S. Patent No. 8,370,027. 5 Feb. 2013.