The state of Tennessee is doing its best to catch drunk drivers. A new law allows police to require individuals suspected of drunk driving to give blood for a blood alcohol content determination. Officials hope this new law will deter drunk driving and keep these negligent drivers off the road. While this is an admirable goal, and some action is better than none, increasing the number of criminal charges does little to help those who have fallen victim to a car accident caused by a drunk driver.
When Tennessee residents drive, they expect the roads to be relatively safe. To ensure this safety, many parties must be held accountable. The state is expected to maintain the roadways, auto makers are expected to build safe vehicles and other drivers are expected to be attentive and cautious when behind the wheel.