Persuasion, Indoctrination, and Inoculation Driving under the influence is not only irresponsible behavior it’s against the law. It is also the leading cause of automobile accidents in the world today. MADD’s (Mothers against drunk driving) organization began with a mother who lost her child in a drunk driving crash. She turned grief into positive change; her work and the work of so many other mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers started a movement that has saved 300,000 lives…and counting. Even today, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
Kelli Ann Wright showed me what dedication really is like. Kelli and I did gymnastics together for years. Our seventh grade year a truck hit their family car head on. The damage was unbearable, her brother Josh was killed and her legs ruined. Both of her knees were crushed into the dash.
She also met a mother in Maryland dealing with the devastating consequences of drunk driving; she was struck by a drunk driver while in her car with her five month old daughter. As a result, her daughter suffered nearly complete paralysis. Together, they formed the first MADD chapter in Maryland (Loewit-Phillips & Goldbas, 2013). In order to bring nationwide attention to the dangers of drinking and driving, MADD began staging public protests, revealing judges and prosecutors who failed to bring offenders to justice, and uncovering the prevalence of accidents related to drunk driving. Public service announcements led to societal awareness of this issue and stricter consequences for those found guilty of drunk driving.
Every day there is a huge line of teens awaiting there licenses and every day one of them get critically injured due to carelessness. Either they are speeding or they are racing, why has no one put a stop to this? Mark Spencer 23 years old with a wife and a child are starting at there loved one hoping he lives another 2 days after his brutal car crash. Mark Spencer was driving home from work when a 17 year old boy was racing down the hwy.401 and lost control of his vehicle and slammed into Marks car and putting him into a very severe comma. Witness Carly Robins says: “I saw the whole thing it was something you’d see in a movie.
Ford and Firestone Case Study Safety issues involving Firestone tire tread separations specifically on Ford Explorer SUV’s and resulting vehicle rollovers were brought into the public’s view in early 1998 as a result of several tragic accidents. Tire tread separation photo, Associated Press, 2000 One accident involved a junior high school girl named Jessica LeAnn Taylor from Mexia, Texas. Jessica was a passenger in a Ford Explorer with Firestone tires, during the accident the tire peeled off and forced the vehicle to lose control and proceed to roll. This young girl died from complications caused during this accident. Another accident involved a Ford Explorer driven by Victor Rodriguez from Laredo, Texas.
Ali Ahmadi Dec 8th, 2011 “ I’ll Never Drink and Drive Again” Summary: Alcohol can change the lives of teens. There are more than 2000 teens killed in alcohol-related crashes every year. Kimberley Bowers, a young lady who was involved in a deadly car accident shares her story. According to the article, one night after a party, at which Kimberley drank about 6 beers, she drove drunk and killed Alex, a 26-year-old bicyclist. Kimberley was a student at the time of the accident.
Almost every 90 seconds, a person is injured due to a drunk driver. People under the age of the legal drinking age of 21 are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as the people over the legal drinking age. As these teens are dying from these crashes, teens and mothers of teens are getting involved in trying to prevent these crashes. Teens Against Drunk Driving and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are just two of the many organizations that are making families more aware of this issue and are working to solve the problem of teens drinking and driving. Citations http://dui.findlaw.com/dui-laws-resources/underage-dui-zero-tolerance-laws.html?DCMP=ADC-DUI_DrunkDriving-Teenage&HBX_PK=drunk+driving+teens http://www.madd.org/ http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/DrinkingandDriving.html http://www.learn-about-alcoholism.com/statistics-teenage-drunk-driving.html
They would rather him be alive right now instead of going to his funeral tomorrow. Texting and Driving is one of the leading causes of death.1.8 million people are in accidents each year because of it and half of them are killed. With that being said, there are plenty of other distractions that cause many “Close Calls” or wrecks! Besides texting and driving, eating and drinking is another “wreck-causer”. People eat and drink all the time while they drive.
After months of testing and the doctors telling my mom I might have cancer, we finally got an answer. My diagnosis was called Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (pediatrics 2005). This disease is something that is very rare childhood disease. After multiple surgeries, lots of medication and a whole year spent living at the hospital things had started to quiet down. Throughout all of this, I met so many compassionate nurses, doctors with great bedside manner and even laundry and maintenance people who would stop and say hi.
Then we went back home and my stomach was still aching. My stomach ached so much that I couldn’t even go to school for a week. After staying at home for one week my parents took me to another doctor because they had a feeling that my stomach ache wasn’t just a stomach ache. After the doctor examined my body, the doctor said that I suffered from appendicitis. The next morning at seven o’clock I had an appendectomy at Bungsu Hospital.