Tuesday, March 9, 2010

DUI is no fun!

For this blog I want to write about something that has become a problem in Ohio but all over the country. The certain subject is driving under the influence of alcohol or also known as DUI. Between the past several years states have really been cracking down on the law. When hitting the road I believe this is an important thing to crack down on. To save many lives, including innocent lives. It is known alcohol slows the brain by acting as a depressant for it. This all means when you make the decision to drink, messages your brain suppressed are no longer sent. According to the Center for Disease Control and prevention, car wrecks have become the highest reason of death for people in the United States who are under the age of 24. It has occurred to me that many story’s I have heard in my life sometimes involve death of young ones who make the choice to drink and drive. I do not believe this problem will ever go away completely but by the law cracking down, I believe it will significantly reduce. The penalties and laws including fines for drunk driving are all extremely high in most states. Also the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers each year is still high. The choice we all need to have is, is it really worth risking your life among many others to get behind the wheel while being under the influence of alcohol.

1 comment:

  1. Paragraphs and links are needed, Kelsey. Especially when you drop the statistic. Link to that!