#Law Reform
United States of America

-50 to 75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.

-Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and one out of three of those is alcohol related.

-In 2009, there were approximately 10,839 deaths due to drunk driving.

-In Virginia alone, the number of drunk driving fatalities are 961.

-in many states, not only can you refuse a breathalyser test,but refuse it with no penalties.

Last week, two young CNU students were in a drunk driving accident, one is dead and the other is in critical condition. The man that collided into them was drunk, and was already awaiting trial for a Sept. 16 arrest in which he was charged with a DWI, and refused a drug test. And now, due to the much too lenient drug laws a father has to mourn over the death of his 17 year old.

The carlessness of it all needs to stop, it's sickening! I propose tougher restrictions on alcohol in Virginia and stricter punishments. Here's what I propose...

1) the time in which alcohol can be sold in Virginia on premises is (6 a.m.-2 a.m.) and (6 a.m.-11:59 p.m.) off premises, the new times should be from (6 a.m-10 p.m) on premises and (6 a.m-9 p.m) off premises.

2) During DUI traffic stops, breathalyser testing should be made MANDATORY, no refusal whatsoever. Refusal to take a a breathalyzer test should result in a $250 fine. If under reasonable suspicion, then the punishment is $250 fine and license suspension until the fine is paid (if your not drunk, then there's no reason for you to refuse a breathalyzer test and it only takes 1 minute to complete).

3) drug testing for previous DUI/DWI offenders should be mandatory,if refused the punishment should be immediate 24 hour detainment and $300 fine or immediate arrest depending on the severity of the last offense.

Please help me to make these laws a reality, and maybe if I'm successful stricter laws will not only be in Virginia, but all states.

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The Stop drunk driving by implementing stricter laws petition to Congress was written by Anonymous and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.