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Ellen Wichmann 5SK Discursive Essay Alcoholic drinks in todays society have become an accepted part of social life However when alcohol is mixed with driving catastrophic consequences can occur In fact 1 in 5 fatal accidents on our roads are directly related to alcohol Is our government doing enough to deter people from drinking and driving Each week around 11 people die from driving above the legal limit just under half of whom being people other than the drink drivers themselves A further 300 people are injured An additional number of people are also killed or injured as a result of driving with a raised blood alcohol limit but are still within the law The current legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood According to the law driving with this amount of alcohol can mean 12-18 months disqualification or up to 6 months imprisonment one of the most lenient sentences in the European Union This in my opinion is unacceptable In Europe strict laws high-impact anti-drink driving campaigns and extensive education on the effects of alcohol are the reason for the high standards of driving and the low alcohol related mortality rates In my opinion that is exactly the type of approach Britain should be taking to combat drink driving More police power and more frequent breathalysing would target the high risk offenders who fall into the category of 19-24 year old males while a higher amount and standard of drugs and alcohol education for 11-16 year olds would provoke future drivers to reconsider driving while intoxicated The education which I received on alcohol and drug abuse was minimal and ineffective There was little if any mention of drink driving The government in fact seems to be doing little to oppose the issue I feel certain that a more thorough written paper as part of the driving exam to ensure people know
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