| The Dangers of Drunk Driving Did you know that when you drive under the influence the likelihood of getting into an accident is 1.4 times more probable than if you did not? The Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 60 percent of all teen deaths in car accidents are alcohol related. Teens often abuse the power of alcohol resulting in a dangerous situation like DUI. The dangers of drinking and driving can ruin your life forever and can result in fatal crashes where you or others can be killed. Drunk driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Methods: The correlative analysis of literature and statistical data were conducted to find the relevant information. Different databases and official websites were used in a data search. Results: Drunk driving impairs the driver abilities to drive safely. There is more alcohol-related car crush injuries in Poland than in the Netherlands. Those countries have also different preventive approaches to deal with ‘drunk driving’ problems.
Did you know that 27 people in America die each day due to drunk driving fatalities and another 15 due to fatalities linked to distracted driving? According to Johnston and Wiggins, 2012 Every year there are thousands of fatal car crashes due to distracted drivers. Distracted driving is not only caused from texting & drinking, but from other distractions as well. These distractions include eating, music, children or other passengers in the car, & even putting on makeup or fixing their hair. There are many laws out there that ban texting and drinking while driving to keep people from harm’s way but there are so few people who actually obey the laws.
2013. Retrieved from http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.html Pew Research Center.Talking on the Phone and Driving.2011.Retrived from http://www.pewresearch.org/daily-number/texting-talking-on-the-phone-and-driving PRWEB. The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Now Warns Texting And Driving Kills More Teenagers Than Drinking And Driving. 2013.Retrieved from http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10790922.htm WHO.com. Mobile Phone Use: A Growing Problem of Driver Distraction.
When this is done it increases the chances of them harming themselves and others if too much alcohol has been consumed before operating a vehicle. The problem that we find with this argument is that this is a irresponsible choice made more by drivers above the age 21 than those under the age of 21. Based on information I collected from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the rate of drunk driving amongst people between the ages of 21 to 25 was at 23.4%
Running head: Drunk Driving Drunk Driving 1 Drunk Driving: Has There Been Any Improvement Juanita Kirkwood Business Ethics May 20, 2012 Drunk Driving 2 Abstract Drunk driving has always been an issue. At times, the concern of driving while under the influence has arisen because of a tragic event that has caused public outcry. While it is hard to identify why there seems to be no way to prevent repeated drunk driving offenses one thing is clear. Something needs to happen to stop needless loss of life due to the actions of repeated drunk drivers. Several ways to prevent reoccurrence of drunk driving is to help the legal system to
Brake the Bad Habit Dangerous driving habits are cited as major factors of motor vehicle crashes. Over seventy three percent of accidents are caused by a distracted driver. Many drivers today are guilty of being distracted by cell phones while driving or speeding from place to place, as a matter of fact eighteen out of twenty drivers involved in an accident admitted to using their cell phone or speeding shortly before crashing. These drivers would be surprised to know that plenty is being done to apprehend them for violating the law and furthermore is being done to enforce new ones for these distractions that seem insignificant, but can be fatal. Simple tendencies like answering the cell phone, adjusting the car stereo, or searching for a song on the IPod are some of the most dangerous distractions.