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Drunk driving can be stopped by taking measures to prevent it. Some effective measures to stop drunk driving are:

Stronger Laws and Penalties: Governments can create stronger laws and penalties for drunk driving, such as higher fines, longer jail terms, and revocation of driver’s licenses.

Sobriety Checkpoints: Police departments can conduct sobriety checkpoints where they stop drivers randomly and check their blood alcohol content (BAC) levels.

Ignition Interlock Devices: Governments can require drunk driving offenders to use ignition interlock devices (IID) in their vehicles. These devices prevent the car from starting if the driver’s BAC is above a certain level.

Education and Awareness: Educational campaigns and awareness programs can help reduce drunk driving by promoting responsible drinking habits and highlighting the dangers of drunk driving.

Designated Driver Programs: Designated driver programs encourage individuals to designate a sober driver or use public transportation after consuming alcohol.

Technology: Advances in technology such as autonomous cars and driver assistance systems have the potential to reduce drunk driving incidents by taking control of the vehicle away from the driver.

Social Norms: Promoting the social norm of not driving after drinking can help create a culture that discourages drunk driving.