It is important because it would mean that less lives would be destroyed or ruined in the longrun. The law as is stands at the moment comes across as very, very unfair and unjust.
One of my very best friends from university days was killed in a hit and run by a drunk driver who also happened to be on drugs too. The judge who sentenced the perpetrator only gave him four months in prison plus an eighteen month ban from driving. Something has gone wrong somewhere, when a person like my friend who had everything to live for was killed through no fault of his own. I would like to see tougher penalites inflicted on those people who drink and/or take drugs and drive, because there is no excuse for it at all.
I even suggest that "celebrities" and the super rich should not be immune from the law on this one either. Please do something about it, in memory of my friend and other unfortunate victims of this unnecessary crime!