Drinking and Driving Drunk driving is considered a serious crime in every state. It is wrong, irresponsible and wastes many lives. People who abuse alcohol hurt everyone around them, endanger public safety, and create chaos on the nation’s highways. There is nothing positive that can come out of drunk driving, so why do people do it? It is society’s job to punish these people and try to take control of this “out of control” issue.
America doesn’t want to watch quietly as hundreds of people are killed each day. We want to take a stand and let the world know that we may be the ‘land of the free and the brave’ but there is nothing brave or free about driving drunk. I am very fortunate to have never experienced a loss of a loved one due to the choices of a drunk, and I pray I never will, but a good friend of mine has experienced this recently and although she is strong, it must be very hard to deal with it.
Imagine you and your loved one talking to each other at the beginning of the day and being perfectly all right, then come home later that day to find out that your loved one has died in a car crash from the choices made by the other drunk driver. Not knowing that last conversation would be your last with them! Drunk drivers not only affected the other driver and their passengers lives, but also hurt the families and friends of those people too.