Sunday, September 16, 2007

How To Stop Someone From Driving Drunk

Approximately 14 million Americans (i.e. 7.4% of the population) meet the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism. Consideration of that statistic along with the fact that drunken driving was responsible for taking 17,602 lives in 2006, it's easy to see the need to keep people from getting behind the wheel when they are under the influence of alcohol. Nearly 1/3 of all drivers convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) are repeat offenders, and males are more likely than females to drive drunk.

Taking the necessary steps to stop a person from drinking and driving is the duty of every concerned citizen. Click here to read suggestions for keeping a friend, relative or co-worker from climbing behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol.


Erik said...

I think that there are other ways to identify drunk driving without discarding our civil rights.

David said...

is impaired driving now a civil right??? jeeez.

Judith said...

I think that weaving, slurring, glassy eyes, sleepiness, and other tip-offs as to a person's level of "sobriety" are clues that not only bartenders look for in deciding whether or not to continue serving alcohol to patrons, but clues a friend notices when considering the welfare of another.

Anonymous said...

Listen, not everyone who drinks and drives wants to drink and drive. I don't go out and say, " I want to get drunk and drive."

For me as long as I'm aware that I'm impared I won't drive. The problem is when you become unaware.

I don't trust myself. I tried to buy a ignition interlock device to put on my car, but I can't buy one. I have to rent one at a high cost that I can't afford.

So i disabled my headlights so I CAN'T DRIVE.

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