Medically Reviewed By Kayla Loibl| Last Edited : November 19, 2020 | 4 Sources
A Tragic Drunk Driving Story Illustrating Drunk Driving Consequences
The Consequences of Drunk DrivingIf you choose to drink and drive you're gambling with your freedom, career and your life (or that of someone else).
Alcohol is a huge factor in vehicular accidents, and accidents involving alcohol tend to lead to injuries and fatalities than accidents where alcohol isn’t a factor. Before discussing drinking and driving, lets take 3 minutes to watch and, more importantly, listen to a drunk driving story illustrating what can happen when someone chooses to drink and drive and the tragic consequences that can result.
Jason Barber speaks with great courage about the consequences of drunk driving. He reminds us all that behind the dry statistics there are real people and real lives, real lives forever impacted by drunk driving....
If that drunk driving story is not enough to put you off ever drinking and driving, then I don't know what is. How about some more information illustrating drunk driving consequences...
Driving after consuming alcohol is deadly. In the United States, drunk driving kills one person every 39 minutes and injures a person every 2 minutes.
In one program for teenagers about the dangerous consequences of drunk drinking, one student is removed from class every 15 minutes, and considered as "living dead" during the whole day to emphasize how the statistic applies to the real world.
The yearly cost of alcohol-liked vehicular accidents add up to over $44 billion.
Electronic Monitoring - Involves wearing an ankle bracelet that electronically monitors the whereabouts of the wearer.
Installation of Ignition Interlock Devices.
Consequences of Drunk Driving Personal Life Consequences Of DUI
Guilt: The most painful effect on the driver's is the weight of guilt he carries with him every day of his life for all the damage he caused to the other people involved in the accident. The daily confrontation with this guilt is very hard.
Insurance fees will go up dramatically. Some insurance companies will cancel the current automobile coverage policy right after the conviction.
The insurance company may offer SR-22 insurance which is way more
expensive than the usual one. Only after 3 years without any additional conviction may you take up 'normal'
Living without driving license.
Loss of job.
Loss of income.
Attending drivers education classes.
Paying attorneys fees, towing fees.
Over the past 2 decades most countries have fully grasped the consequences of drunk driving and decided to take action by establishing DWI courts, using automatic license revocation, decreasing the legal BAC level, teaching about the danger of alcohol driving at schools, etc.
As a result of the above measures, alcohol-related traffic fatalities have dropped from 60% of all traffic deaths in 1982 down to 39% in 2005.
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