Drink Up – Drunk Driving Should be LegalizedDrunk driving should be legalized in the United States to help improveour standard of living. The legalization of driving while intoxicated wouldseverely reduce the numbers of crimes that are committed on the roads. Thenumber of illegal actions occurring on the roads would be reduced by the numberof people that used to break the law by driving while drunk. Allowing people todrive drunk would also reduce the number of accidents occurring on the roadsystems. For example, only twenty percent of all auto accidents involve aperson who has been drinking, where as almost all accidents involve someone whohas not been drinking. Removing the restrictions against drinking would removemost of the eighty percent of the accidents that do not involve alcohol. Also,the accidents that would still be occurring would not have as many injuries.Out of the accidents that involve alcohol the person who has been drinking isusually the one who survives the accident, often with out a scratch.
Allowingpeople who have been drinking to drive would also improve the quality of lifefor those who choose not to drink. Currently people who have been drinking arelegally required to use some form of transportation other than them operating amotor vehicle. This requires them to hang around where they are and get a ridewith someone else or wait or some public transportation. With the legalizationof driving while drunk the non-drinking population would not need to be botheredby drunk people that do not have rides. Finally, this would help stimulate theeconomy which may be in dire trouble.
For example, with the removal ofrestrictions on alcohol, many more alcoholic beverages would be sold because anew group of possible customers would be open to this industry. Also, if drunkscould drive themselves home there would be less need of people going to a partyto take only one car, more cars being driven would cause more gasoline to besold, improving the economy through sales of gasoline. Allowing people, whohave been drinking, to drive would greatly improve the living style of people inthis country.