Drinking and Driving in Australia: Limits Set by the Government

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One of the most noteworthy causes of road trauma and death in Australia is drink driving. The Government gives their full support to implement laws, policies, rules and regulations to create a wholesome state in Australia to stop crimes, accidents and chaos. Is it reasonable then to complain about the Legal Blood Concentration 0.05 set by the Government in Australia to stop the Road Trauma and Death? Imagine without the implemented limits, people will take their freedom for granted and may lead to risk their very lives. Therefore, having a limit in drink driving is not a restriction by the State Government but a protection.

Throughout the years, alcohol became a source of people’s relaxation and enjoyment; however, it became a significant risk factor in collisions on roads which causes a lot of pain within families, friends and relatives who have experienced loss. According to the Government of South Australia, “89% Male Drivers, 33% Males and Females aged 20-29 years old and 69% on Rurals were killed during 2007-2011, who were over the legal limit of 0.05”. This implies the fact that people who do not follow the government set limits are the ones who are in great potential of risking their lives. In comparison, suppose a mother told her child not to cross the road, but then the child did so and eventually lost life. Is the mother the one to blame? No. Clearly, The Government anticipated the incoming danger before we walk into it, so, it is UP TO US, to follow the government if we want to be protected or follow our undirected step and be at risk.

Comparing Australia to other countries, we are fortunate to have the protection we needed to preserve our lives. In South-East Asia, specifically in the Philippines for instance, there is no set limit on drink driving. Is it a good thing? The answer is obvious. Over the years, the increase of death rate in the Philippines is pumping up, enormous pain from unfortunate parents to see their sons or daughters suffers...
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