It is evident that the formulation of stringent laws especially sentencing for multiple drunken drivers does little to address the key factors that are behind the problem; alcohol and drug use. Moreover, there is a high risk that by doing time in correctional facilities most drunken drivers reduce their chance of quitting drinking and places them in an environment where they have to relate to hardcore felons which is pushes them into the depths of addiction thus placing them in danger of being serial convicts.
Loss of objectivity in addressing drug and alcohol use as the main cause of drunken drinking is the main factor that has been central to such laws. Such a law eliminate the difference between drank drivers and the people pushing for their enactment for they are both not thinking straight and prone to subjective decisions. The key to solving drunken driving lies in dealing with the high rates of drug and alcohols use that are a result of problems within the society.
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