considered as who is drinking, but should be referred to as who isn?t drinking
dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.?
The spending of our hard earned tax dollars has become sort of an ?obsession? in
after the signing of the new law saying, ?It is already against the law for young people to
for young people who have been drinking to drive an automobile?(?Clinton Takes,?
para. 3). Taking up billions of our tax dollars, in the past ten years lawmakers have
enacted over 2,000 new drunk driving laws and still can?t point to a decrease in the
Law says that states not enforcing the law by Oct.1, 1998 will have 5% of their federal
highway subsidies withheld, and every year prior to that, will be withheld 10%. Tax
dollars are better spent while focusing on more important issues.
There are still no promises of a reduction in the loss of life or property as we
offenders. More focus should be on criminals committing robberies, dealing crack,
sobriety checkpoints is just a waste of valuable time. While police stop you to check
your car for an open container, you could be running late for an important appointment,
or worse, somebody might be looking through your house and taking off with your
underage drinking is impossible as long as drinking is legal at some age. Raising the
tolerance level for the sake of responsible drinkers would prevent the courts from running
their current 1.4 million Americans through the criminal justice system. Doing this
would increase the availability of responsibly sober drivers at parties, and also make it
aren?t supposed to drink at all, alot of college students like to go out to parties and have a
few drinks, and who?s supposed to stop them? The law considers people to be adults at
knowing when you?re too drunk to drive or knowing when someone else is too drunk to
should know his/her responsible limits.
In refutation, there are many irresponsible drivers that take their lives and the
lives of others. While this law may discourage the more responsible drinkers from
drink to the point of high intoxication, and may try to drive somewhere at the end of the
night. Without responsible decision making, though, one cannot grow to their fullest
With so many loopholes, the zero tolerance law should be completely revised to
suit the responsible social drinking driver as well as taking strict actions against the
jails that the police would have room to put the more criminalistic minds behind bars.
People who know their responsible limits should be allowed to go out to a club and have
responsible decision could mean the difference between life and death.
NewsBriefs, Sept. 1995, pg.21
Madder– Motorists Against Drunk Driving Enforcement Rip-offs,
?Show Them the Statistics,? http://www.madder.org/page8.html