How To Prevent Drunk Driving (Stricter Drunk Driving Laws (The State…
How To Prevent Drunk Driving
If the person's blood alcohol level is greater than the legal limit, the car will not start and law enforcement authorities will be contacted.
There should be a minimum two year ignition interlock placement time for first-time offenders and a minimum four year time for second-time offenders.
This should be used for people who have previously been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.
There should be ignition interlocks installed in the car which measures a persons blood alcohol concentration level before turning the car on. (1)
Safe and affordable public transportation
Popular pubs and clubs can sign an agreement with taxi service providers to offer subsidized rates to passengers who are intoxicated
Encourage the use of smartphone-enabled Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft
This can be done by setting up bus stops near popular pubs and increasing the hours of operation for public transport.
The State should work towards increasing the availability and affordability of safe transportation for drinkers
Intervention of neighbourhood watch communities and the police
Neighbourhood watch communities should inform police if a driver is not in full control of the vehicle
Club and Pub owners should inform the police if they believe someone leaving their premises is intoxicated and plans on driving home.
Police sobriety checkpoint should be set up more frequently
Stricter Drunk Driving Laws
The State should decrease the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration level which is allowed to drive from 0.08% to 0.05%
Sates and Government should decrease the hours of operations of bars and pubs in order to decrease the availability of alcohol
A lower blood concentration level would mean that a person will be in better control of the vehicle he is driving
The State should ban the availability of alcohol in restaurants on major highways and roads
Harsher license revocation and license suspension laws
Marketing campaigns against Drunk Driving
The state should allocate a portion of their budget to social media marketing campaigns which help in making people more aware of the consequences of impaired driving
Alcohol Advertising and marketing should be banned and should be replaced with counter alcohol marketing
The State should introduce education programs into schools which educate people about the dangers of drunk driving
Billboards on highways and main roads should advertise the dangers of drunk driving to people. (2)