Drunk driving is the leading cause of death for people from the age of six to thirty-three years old (Curran, 1). One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime (MADD, 1). Everyday thirty-six people in the United States die due to the crashes and approximately 700 more are injured in car crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers. This year, 10,839 people will die in drunk-driving crashes; one every fifty minutes (MADD, 1). “Cracking down on those who take drugs or drink and then drive is a year round commitment for Warwickshire and West Mercia.”- West Mercia Police.
The drinking age should not be lowered to 18. Lowering the drinking age from 21 years old to 18 years old could lead to an increase in dangerous behavior such as drunken driving and car accidents, risk of developing alcoholism and people under the age of 21 do not fully understand the dangers of alcohol. A teenage driver and alcohol is a dangerous combination. Drinking and driving accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers. “Traffic deaths from drunken driving have fallen steadily, with those involving teenagers 16 to 19 declining by 39.1 percent from 1982 to 1990, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)”.
De Soto list several fatal and non-fatal accidents cases from New York to Washington State from texting while driving. De Soto states this is one the most dangerous epidemics on today’s highway, more dangerous than drunk driving. De Soto states that of the 21 states in America that have passed laws on texting while driving, only Alaska and Utah have fines that match the same fines as drunk driving. Most texting while driving laws are “lax” on penalties. De Soto states that the penalties for texting while driving should bring significant monetary fines, points on offenders record and loss of driving privileges like that of drunk driving laws.
7/13/12 In the United States distracted driving is cause to more than 8,000 automobile accidents a day. The drivers that are most likely to be offenders to this are the youngest and the most inexperienced on the road. Out of the drivers involved in the accidents caused by distractions 16% of them are under the age of 20. So what are these driver distractions you may ask, they include texting, usage of a cell phone or smart phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, self grooming, reading, including maps, usage of a navigation system, watching a video, or adjusting the radio, cd player, or mp3 player. Types of distracted driving varies, there are visual
Impaired driving can mean many things, such as driving under the influence or driving while you are over tired. Driving under the influence means that you have mean drinking over the alcohol limit or you have been using drugs. Being under the influence can be very dangerous, but it will lead to serious consequences for your driving future. The first time that you are caught with alcohol in your system while driving you will have a 3 day licence suspension, and a 150$ fine. By the third offense of impaired driving you while get a 30 day suspension, must attend a mandatory alcohol treatment program, 150$ fine and for six months ignition interlock.
Brittney Caine English 101-024 Professor Benjamin Draft 1 Argumentative Essay: Should Drunk Drivers Be Imprisoned On First Offense? People lose their lives every second of everyday. One of the leading causes of deaths is motor vehicle accidents, and one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents is drunk driving. Drunk driving is a problem that can be fixed. In my opinion, the one way to fix this problem is by imprisoning the offenders on their first offense.
Drinking and driving is very dangerous and many people have their lives shattered and ruined because of drunk drivers. That is why it is becoming socially unacceptable. People are finally starting to realize how dangerous this can really be. With the help of new laws, and continued hard work, the number of drinking and driving accidents should be very little in the future. Anyone that is caught while intoxicated should never have the right to drive again.
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Kimberley Fudge Revision of my Dui Paper Professor Davenport English 215 June 4, 2013 Could you live with being responsible for a death? Drunk driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle (car, bus, truck, moped etc) after consuming alcohol. In 2003 42, 643 fatalities were caused by vehicle crashes, out of those 17,013 (40%) were alcohol related. A crash is considered alcohol related if any driver, pedestrian or passenger involved has any trace of alcohol or there is a suspicion of alcohol usage. Unfortunately intoxicated victims of crashes sustain worse injuries and are more likely to be seriously injured than the sober victims according to a study by the University of Michigan.
There's all kinds of ways for them to trick you or get around certain situations so that they can bust you for drinking. Most of time officers aren't allowed to enter a house unless a doors open or the owner of the house lets them in. To stop the drinking and driving the cops are more strict and will take you to jail if your under the influence while driving. I think if the drinking age was lowered the problems with under age drinking would not be nearly as high as they are now because of the age being 21. This solution could help solve the problems to stopping drinking and under age kids driving under the influence.