The drunk driving problem creates an annual cost of over $5 billion in North America. The connection between drunk driving, especially among teenagers, and motor vehicle accidents has been amply substantiated.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, recognizing that all people are created in God’s image, and, therefore, should not bring harm to themselves or to others, urges Sisterhood members to:
- Support authorization for police to conduct pre-arrest breath tests of motorists suspected of being intoxicated, within the parameters of the civil rights of the individual.
- Promote strong legislation with strict penalties and adequate law enforcement.
- Contact their local and national representatives to support legislation raising the legal drinking age to 21.
- Encourage educational programs in the schools on the dangers of drinking and drunk driving.