In fact, the likelihood that the driver will get into an automobile accident is just the same as someone who has a blood alcohol level of .08 percent, which is when a person is legally intoxicated. Ten states have already banned the use of hand-held phones and 35 states have banned texting while driving. Experts have always compared distracted driving while drunk driving but they are saying a better comparison is smoking, because Americans have an addiction and feel the need to be connected at all times (Matt
“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)”. (Clark, 1992). Even though drinking and driving is a crime thousands of teens continue to get behind the wheel and kill thousands of innocent people in alcohol related crashes every year. There are drunken accidents because teens don’t take drinking and driving seriously. Teens just want to feel the pleasure and they want to feel good but don’t think about the other people or even there selves that they can kill on the road.
Colorado is one of the only states in the Union that does not support Jessica’s Law, or the safety of children. The fact that these Liberal states won’t take a law like this seriously just shows the way our country is heading. It is clear that frivolous issues such as the legalization of marijuana are far more important to Colorado than the safety of children or else they would pass Jessica’s law and stop making excuses about their laws being tough enough. Colorado is now a place where sex offenders and perverts flock, over 10,000 of them in that state alone; and sadly, the number keeps growing (Gidenko). Again this number could be even higher, but due to the fact their law does NOT require them to register, how do law abiding citizens of that great state know?
With a future study of African Americans or Hispanics offenders have dealt with twenty-five year sentences to only 2.4 times the harshness of a ten-year sentence. The second part is the increasing throughout the 90's and beginning of 2000, with the possession charges against felons being prosecuted by the state and local courts. Later on revealed many reasons that gun related cases will continue to increase because sentencing could contribute to lowering crimes that are violent. Also to add with part II there were results that led to hard federal sentencing within violent crimes. Goals were too hash to complete throughout the federal government to provide such programming that would be missing, so in most districts harsh sentencing could be the result of controlling crime (Karl C. McDonald & George K. Alpine,
The amount of lives that can be saved by raising the driving age to 18 would be very large. Teens are just not responsible enough to have this responsibility. “ There is evidence to suggest that the part of the brain that assesses risk and controls impulsive behavior is not fully developed until the age 25 (23 for females), providing a physical reason why restrictions such as night curfews and limiting peer passengers is so important”. ( Professor Cass) One of the leading causes of teenage accidents is inexperience. Teenage drivers don’t have the experience of driving a car.
Is 16 Too Young To Drive? The question about increasing the minimum age for a driver’s license has been pushed to the headlines because of the growing amount of car accidents. Whether it would reduce or even prevent accidents of this sort or will simply do no good is the heart of this argument. The reason for wanting to raise the driving age is because it has been proven that teenagers have caused most accidents (Koroknay-Palicz). The argument is a big decision for whether it should be raised or shouldn't it be raised because of the consequences of both sides.
There has been many a time in my life, as I’m sure there has been in everyone else’s, that being given the second chance has made the difference. But I do believe, however trite this may sound, that if you do an adult crime, you do adult time. Minors that commit certain serious crimes should be tried as adults. Some youths are even known to commit crimes without thought because they know they cannot be tried as adults. Violent, preventable crimes by minors have long plagued America’s larger cities but have scarcely been punished because of the age of the perpetrators.
Rachel Shumate Mrs. Doss English 10 12/5/12 Why People Should Not Drive Drunk Every year 1.5 million people get pulled over for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). One third of those people are repeat offenders, who even though they got pulled over once, go out and drive drunk again because they have no serious punishments (Curran, 1). Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on the first offense because they are endangering the lives of the other people around them. People who are arrested for DWIs are commonly known repeat offenders. About 1.5 million people get arrested for DUI (Driving under the Influence) each year (DeMichele, 1).
The majority of the people voting for the age limit to drop to 18 are the people who are under 18 or who are 18. They feel that 18 year-olds are prepared to make responsible decisions about drinking (Amethyst Initiative). The Amethyst Initiative believes that lowering the drinking age will only make situations worse for society. But the fact is, these people are not thinking about the consequences and are only looking at the pleasure. “More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute).
In Road Rage, Ferguson points out that in a recent survey that the Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety did, 64% of the people mentioned that they are driving less mannerly and more recklessly than they did about five years ago (553). We all know that road rage can be cause due to many reasons like stress at work and problems at home. Ferguson also points out that road rage could be solve if we had more police and tougher punishments (556), but we all know that won’t really help. I don’t even think that therapy for those road rage individuals would help. We all just have to pray every time we get into a car and just have patience.