Are DUI Laws Tough Enough? Rasmussen Survey Results
In November, 2012, Rasmussen conducted a phone survey of Americans to discover the thoughts on DUI/DWI laws across the country. Of the 1,000 survey respondents, only 46% felt that our DUI/DWI laws were not tough enough, indicating that the general population still considers drinking and driving a safety threat, and that harsher penalties and consequences, like the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, should be considered.
Also noted during the survey was the 39% of respondents who felt the DUI laws were strict enough, while 9% responded that current laws were too strict. As more states become compliant with federal guidelines, these laws will continue to target people who choose to drink and drive. With the general outlook on these laws favoring tougher restrictions, more and more states will begin to implement the steps necessary to help save innocent lives on the road.