Today, the problem of DUI in rural areas aggravates as the number of drivers consuming alcohol and driving their vehicles in rural areas increases steadily. At this point, it is worth mentioning the fact that the problem of DUI in rural areas is even more serious than the same problem in urban areas because people living in rural areas are not vulnerable to such strict control from the part of the police as drivers in urban areas, whereas risks associated with DUI are higher for drivers in rural areas because accidents in rural areas may be more serious, whereas the medical assistance may arrive too late to help people suffering in accidents.
First of all, it is important to place emphasis on the fact that the problem of DUI has started to aggravate because drivers in rural areas feel being secure, while consuming alcohol or using drugs. However, this sense of being secure is false and drivers expose themselves, their passengers, other drivers and people, who may be close to the road to a serious danger and threat to their life and health because, being under the impact of alcohol or drugs, drivers cannot control properly their vehicles. Hence, the risk of accidents increases substantially. In this regard, risks associated with DUI in rural areas are similar to those in urban areas but, it is worth mentioning the fact, that drivers in urban areas are more conscious of risks associated with DUI because they are in the traffic and they are conscious of the fact that they may have difficulties while driving under the impact of alcohol or drugs.
In addition, drivers in rural areas are less vulnerable to the control from the part of the police compared to drivers in urban areas. To put it more precisely, drivers in rural areas can drive with lower risk of being caught by the police being under the impact, whereas drivers in urban areas are likely to be caught by the police, if they drive under the impact. As a result, drivers in rural areas are less responsible and they may drive being under the impact of alcohol or drugs.
At the same time, drivers in rural areas often underestimate risks associated with DUI. In fact, they often believe that they can drive safely, in spite of being drunk or intoxicated. As a result, they are bold enough to drive under the impact. In such a situation, they expose themselves and other people to serious risks because, in spite of seeming safety, they are vulnerable to the same risks as drivers in urban areas. If drivers in rural areas are under the impact, they may face the risk of accidents with the same possible effects as drivers in urban areas. For instance, they may damage their cars or private property of other people, they may get light or severe injuries or injure other people, and many other risks associated with accidents provoked by DUI.
Thus, it proves beyond a doubt that drivers in rural areas face the same risks as drivers in urban areas but drivers in rural areas are less responsible in regard to DUI because they believe they are in a safer position compared to drivers in urban areas. However, the risks are still high and rural areas need stricter control over drivers.
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