There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the use of alcohol and the effect that it has on human health. It is worth noting that the controversy has especially been centered on the supposed positive effect that use of alcohol has on human health with considerable resources and time being directed to further research aimed at determining the exact positive effect that 'getting high has'.
However, the effects of being drunk on driving and levels of accuracy that one can attain with respect to logical thinking and ability to control body movement has never been in question. Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol has negative effects on the levels of control that a driver can attain and is therefore a key risk to the lives of the driver and his crew. Driving under the influence of alcohol is ill advised and is considered a key risk.
Thousand of lives and millions worth of property are lost due to engagement in drunken driving and as a result of the cost involved and the effect that it has on lives many advocacy groups push for stiffer measures to act as deterrent measures for drunken driving (Taylor and Oberman 23). One of the notable developments in the strategies that seek to develop stiffer rules to deal with drunken driving is jailing for repeated offenders of drunken driving.
While such a move may appear deterrent on paper, it does little to address the situation and is an illustration of poor decision making and loss of objectivity in addressing issues of social concern. Understanding why people drink is important in understanding what is required of the strategies that seek to address the manifestation of drinking on driving. It is worth noting that the main cause of dangers and risks associated with drunken driving is drinking or use of drugs and this should be given precedence.
Man is known for escapism and jail term for repeated drunken drivers is a manifestation of lack of objectivity that define strategies that man has over the years employed. The development of harsher laws has mainly been a result of an increase in drunken driving and loss of property and life. With such prevailing conditions it is hard to make objective decisions in that the manifestation of a problems are more likely to be given precedence while ignoring the intricate factors that are central to the problem.
This leads to a situation where laws are developed to deal with the manifestation of a problem while the real causes of the problem are left unattended to (Sieh 116). Under such approaches the problem manifests within and grows with time despite the existence of corrective measures. The close correlation between the development of such measures and the 'deterrent' basis that has been used in their formulation is a reflection of loss of objectivity in their formulation. This should not be the case considering that the problem is of social significance and affects lives.