In New York, a proposal has been made to lower the DUI alcohol limit. There is some support for doing so, but critics don't believe it's necessary.
The penalties for getting a DWI go far beyond the financial. Socially, you could face repercussions such as a lack of trust or faith in your actions. You could lose your job or have trouble finding work. If you're a student, it could be difficult to get to school or maintain a job.
A DWI changes your future the moment you're convicted. It can start affecting you as soon as the initial arrest, making it hard to get to work or forcing you to miss time from school or work due to court dates.
A DWI changes the course of your life, at least in the short term. It can have lasting consequences, depending on how many times you've faced DWI charges and how high your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the limit.
A DWI is a serious offense that can lead to harsh penalties. For most people, DWIs result from a simple mistake. They might have thought that they were sober enough to drive or that they wouldn't be caught due to the time of day and took a risk.
One question many people have about DUIs or DWIs is how the police recognize a drunk driver. For the most part, people who are pulled over are pulled over because of their actions. They may be swerving in and out of traffic or speeding in a residential area. In some cases, they're driving so slowly that the officers have to stop them for their own safety.
While most of us are aware that driving while intoxicated (DWI) is dangerous, many of us don't understand how much consuming alcohol can impact our ability to safely maneuver our vehicles out on the road.
The New York Sate Special Traffic Options for Driving While Intoxicated (STOP-DWI) program was put into effect throughout the state in 1981. It was established to help local and state police agencies better coordinate their efforts to reduce drunk driving crashes statewide. Since it was first instituted, these types of collisions have gone down by 74 percent.
The author of a report published by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Oct. 16 notes that there's been a recent uptick in the amount of motorists choosing to drive under the influence of drugs recently in the United States. They also argued that something needs to be done about it. A report published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on Oct. 18 reflect those same sentiments.
If you ask someone what the short-term consequences of being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) are, they'll likely tell you that your license will be suspended, you may have to pay a fine and serve a night in jail. What they may not know though is what the long-term consequences of a DWI conviction on your record may be.