Drunk Driving Dear Tom Corbett, Did you know over half of American population are kilt in alcohol related crashes ? A lot of people die from driving with and intoxicated driver or by other drunk drivers. Last year in 2010 Pennsylvania had 444 alcohol related deaths from car accidents. The count for alcohol related deaths go up every year it's to a point it's out of control. Drunk driving affects more than just the people driving drunk, it affects innocent pedestrians or sober drivers who die while the drink drivers lives a normal life like nothing happened.
For example, drinking contest or just students wanting to fit in with what is going on around them is a big influence on underage drinkers. I mean look at it this way, what happened to Scott Krueger; a freshman at the MIT was heartbreaking and tragic. This young man lost his life to an alcohol overdose, only if binge drinking was banned from all schools nationwide more college students would be alive. Many colleges and Universities are half of the cause of binge drinking because they basically allow it in the school if they don’t do anything about it. Underlying Issues: The Universities and colleges should push the issue more about binge drinking than what they are doing now to keep college students from drinking underage.
This was obviously devastating news to everyone that knew him and the thing that made it even sadder is that he was so young and only a few days away from graduating high school. Drinking and driving is irresponsible and our lives are just too valuable to throw away in such a way that is so preventable. FACT The average Blood Alcohol Content among fatally injured drinking drivers is .16 The relative risk of death for drivers in single-vehicle crashes with a high Blood Alcohol Content is 385 times that of a zero-Blood Alcohol Content driver and for male drivers the risk is 707 times that of a
They now don’t let people under the age of 16 in the Mall on Friday and Saturday nights (Discrimination Against the Young). These curfews have been used in malls for crimes, why can’t we be seeing them in cities for the same reason? These curfews can also help in late night driving accidents. The curfews would make the kids not be prone to other people on the road that might have had a couple of drinks at the local bar. Or, the kids might be the one coming
• Students are telling others about how unsafe it is to drink and drive because you are not just risking your own life but many others. • Students are trying to show others how important it is to stay of the roads when drinking. http://www.sadd.org/teenstoday/parentsdriving.htm 4. Investigate the problem of teenage suicide. - What steps can be taken by schools to prevent this problem?
There is no doubt that citizen under the age of 21 drinks repetitively and consistently. Unfortunately, they are being stranded when they are in the middle of nowhere. When they are drinking at an unfamiliar place, with unfamiliar people, with the pressure of getting home without getting "caught", and atrocities become imminent (Ford 1). If we lowered the drinking age teenagers would not have to sneak around and force themselves to drive under the influence just to make it home or where they need to be without getting caught. Furthermore the government could focus on other things that are more of a threat, such as drug trafficking, murders, and ect.
If I could create a new law it would be no texting or calling while driving. Texting while driving can be very dangerous, and has already resulted in the deaths and injuries of countless numbers of drivers. Calling while driving has also had many of the same results as texting while driving which is why I think that should not be allowed as well. This new law should be passed because drivers will be less distracted, it could save many lives, and it would be safer for everyone. Texting or calling while driving can be one of the most dangerous distractions, and the could both lead to death or injury.
Teenagers want to drink, countless do not know their limits and all it brings upon them may be a thrill not knowing the choice being made. Not being aware of their limit can stick to believing she or he stand capable of driving safely home and not be aware of what poor decision has been done, leading to drinking and driving. Being in control of a vehicle, driving around can be a time bomb that can kill anyone at any second, and everyone around can be in danger. Drinking can be done if a person manages to do such thing responsibly, but thousands of people do not take responsibility after
An average of 17,000 individuals die each year in drink driving related deaths. The numbers have come down slightly , for example, in 2010 10,228 individuals died from drink driving related fatalities, drink driving continues to be an enormously important public safety issue. What is more, drinking and driving is strongly correlated with youth. After the age of 25, the drink driving rates rapidly decrease. It seems quite plausible that were alcohol to be illegal for those under the age of 18, the 15.1% of 18 to 20 year olds who drink before getting behind the wheel would decrease significantly.
With all of the name brand shoes, clothes, and jewelry this world has to offer, its often hard not to want everything that is seen. Teens are killing each other over things as simple as shoes. Not realizing that lives can not be replaced like the materialistic things can but because violence is often publicized for fun, teens often forget that its wrong. Fights are often started and recorded just to be posted on youtube. Teens are on the news for gang related street brawls and taking guns to school because they are being harassed but when they do positive things, it doesn’t get as much recognition.