That's because of the amount of drivers and cars in the U.S. comparatively.
Everyone in the U.S. owns at least one car if not two.
More that a lot of the US is less built up, with vast areas of low population density (where fewer people get caught for stuff) and generally has weaker public transport than Europe. Also the higher alcohol/blood limit in America probably doesn't discourage as many people from drinking as the stricter limits across most of Europe.
For some visiting Americans, large parts of Europe (including the busier parts of Poland) must feel like the Washington/Boston/NY region. In the part of England I'm in at the moment, most of the towns just run into each other. Drink driving would be a bad idea here; the police don't have to patrol as wide an area as police in, say, Wyoming and they are very good at catching people.
my original question, "Why are not the bad and drunk drivers in Poland not being taken off the roads ?"
Way too many bad drivers, including among the police (as well as low expectations of driving standards across Polish society as a whole), to address the issue with a quick fix, however:
- Long term drivers' education is needed
- The introduction of a "safety culture" is needed (though the recent appearance of no win-no fee ambulance chaser lawyers may change that slowly)
- Heavier policing of roads would be a start, as well as cameras in every red light (in Poland, shooting the lights is very common) that issues an automatic fine by computer
- Many more (completely hidden) speed cameras (again with automatic fines)
- Being much stricter with the alcohol limit (instead of letting those people who are just do courses)
- Being much stricter with the points system for road offences.
- Actually enforce the law about people driving while using hand held mobile phones (the UK takes people's licence if they've had it for less than two years)
- Fine people who use speed camera detectors/tamper with number plates and jail those who sell them. This stuff is even advertised on Polish TV