Although we have educated and preached to our children about drinking and driving, the statistics in 2001 showed an estimated 2.8 million college students drove under the influence. That’s half a million more than in 1998. An alarming statistic from Mothers Against Drunk Driving is that more college under-graduates will die from alcohol related causes than will receive a masters or doctorate degree. Another statistic, one I found sickening and very upsetting was,” During a typical weekend, an average of one teenager dies each hour in a car crash. Nearly fifty percent of those crashes involved alcohol” (MADD).
For 15–24 year olds, homicide is the second leading cause of death and claims more than 8,500 lives each year; suicide is the third leading cause of death among this group and claims 4,140 lives each year. (cdc.gov.) violent behavior is experienced more by male adolescents than their female peers. Males are much more likely to have been in a physical fight and be threatened/injured with a weapon. In addition, adolescent males are also more likely to carry a weapon.
Drunk driving has become one of the leading causes for deaths in America. Consuming alcohol in excess amounts impairs judgment, therefore when consumers binge drink it often leads to them choosing to get into a car and driving while intoxicated. This does not only put the consumer at risk but it dangers the other passengers in the car and anyone on the road at that given time. Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes.
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An average someone is affect the offender but also other innocent victims around them. Killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes, in 2007, an estimate of 12,998 people died in drunk driving related cashes- a decline of 3.7 percent from the 13,491 drunk related fatalities in 2006. In 2002, 2.3 percent of Americans 18years and older, surveyed reported alcohol impaired including 50 percent of 18 – 21 year old. Alcohol is never right for an underage, and when an underage as a very high alcohol consumption and get behind the wheels its like hell on the wheel because he control himself not to talk of controlling the wheels and when he can’t do that, he crashes into someone else. One of the biggest and oldest organization that has been against drunk driving is MADD- which stand for mothers against drunk driving.
The study found people who texted while they drove also had a dramatic decrease in their ability to control their steering wheel. In fact, the study found texters had a ninety-one percent decrease in their ability to control the direction of their car. Texting while driving has shown an increase in risk of serious injury. Statistics show the motor vehicle death rate of teens caused by cell phones is 21 percent and rising by 4 percent a year. Texting while driving increases your chances of crashing by 20 times.
Teenagers risk their lives everyday texting and driving, and a lot have teens have been killed from texting. A. About 6,000 deaths and a half a million injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year from text messages and cell phone usages. 1. Teenagers spend about 10 percent of the time outside the driving lane they’re supposed to be in.
During the high school career of the average teenager, one will abuse drugs and alcohol and make atrocious choices like drinking and driving. These days it is not unusual to find a teen that is a homosexual, and teens are more becoming in the acts of unprotected sexual intercourse when they are under the influence of some type of drug. A teenager pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide for causing a drunk-driving crash in which his car hit a tree and split in two, killing one passenger and severely injuring another. Adam Sofio was driving more than 75 mph in a 25 mph zone in Middletown after drinking on February 27, 2011. Killed in the crash was his front seat passenger, 18-year-old Paul Bradley of Middletown.
1. Speed Enforcement Excessive speed is a factor in one out of every three fatalities in the United States and affects all other safety programs. A speeding drunk driver is more dangerous than one who is not. A speeding vehicle that runs off the road is far more likely to have a fatal result. A rollover that involves excessive speed is the most likely to result in death.
Is the Drinking Age Right? Should the drinking age be changed to 21? I think it should. This topic is very important, not only for people who drink but for the people around them who have to deal with the choices drunken people make! More and more people are dying every day from alcohol related accidents and the sad part is, is that lots who die from alcohol related crashes, are victims.