Jan 11, 2013 - CANADA IS STILL NOT TOUGH ENOUGH ON DRUNK DRIVING

Re: "Drunk driver gets 61/2 years in crash," Jan. 5.

Tyler James Stevens has been sentenced to prison because he drove drunk into oncoming traffic on an Alberta highway, killing four people.

This is one of countless incidents in which the consequences of alcohol consumption have left people traumatized and scarred. Statistics show that alcohol has been a factor in 50 per cent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents.

How long will it take for us to realize the negative effects that alcohol continues to have on our society? How many more families must suffer? Alcohol-related tragedies occur every day, yet where I'm from, they want to lower the drinking age to 18. Whose child must die before someone decides something must be done?

In a country where alcohol is common in almost every household, and where popularity is often judged by who can drink the most, here's one guy who thinks it's time to take action. Strict laws have been made against other seemingly harmful substances, so what gives alcohol immunity?

Source: Calgary Herald


 

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