Driving while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous things a person could ever do. Not only could you harm or kill yourself, you are putting the lives of hundreds of others at risk. Drunk driving is a very selfish thing to do. Imagine yourself being in a bar with a few of your good friends. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. Then you decide you are going to leave and go home, but your friends won't let you because they know the dangers of driving after having a few drinks. Instead, they call a cab to give you a ride home. Don't you think you would be extremely lucky to have such smart friends? I believe drunk driving is a very serious problem in our country today, but it is becoming highly unacceptable. It's causing the number of alcohol related traffic deaths to incline dramatically. Drunk driving can be very deadly. Yet many people drive while under the influence every day. Drivers who are drunk are blamed for the loss of as many as twenty-five thousand lives in highway crashes each year and hundreds of thousands of severe injuries.
Some people wonder why others have the nerve or are so selfish enough to even get behind the wheel. I have a few assumptions of my own about why someone would ever do that. I think that people who are stupid enough to drive drunk are just plain selfish and they don't care about themselves or others. Sometimes people just do not care anymore and give up on life, which I think is no excuse, but that is how some people feel. Another reason is that some people do not make responsible decisions under the influence of alcohol because they are suffering from temporary brain damage. They have probably gotten away with it before and think that since they did not get caught before they could probably get away with it many more times. People with drinking problems usually don't intend to get drunk but they lie to themselves about it, I just call that denial. Maybe some people do not want to have to pay for a taxi so they think they might not be too drunk to...