Due to binge drinking, there are an estimated 300 suicides per year in the U.S. However, at age 18, kids could apply for a job, a credit card, join the army and even marry but can’t drink alcohol because the law is 21. But, at age 18, the brain isn’t fully developed and they could make bad decisions but at age 21, all parts of the brain are fully developed and they can make smarter decisions. At 18, the teens could be reckless with the alcohol and abuse it and hurt themselves or hurt others. Alcohol is very dangerous.
Name Instructor English 2 3 November 2013 Maturity Behind the Wheel Most fatal car accidents that occur each year are caused by teenage drivers. In many states the driving age is usually around fifteen or sixteen. What many do not realize is that allowing adolescents to drive at such an early age can be fatal. These young drivers tend to make bad decisions behind the wheel. Many teenage drivers are not as responsible as they should be out on the road which is why the driving age should be raised to 18 years old.
Segro, Anthony Mrs. Dwyer English 2C 1/15/07 Persuasive Essay Drinking and driving is a very serious and dangerous problem in the United States and all around the world. Many people every year are killed or injured because of drunk drivers, and most of the people that are killed are innocent bystanders. When a person’s blood alcohol content is over the legal limit he becomes much more impaired and are at a higher risk at hurting themselves or others. I am strongly against drinking and driving and I think that who ever is caught drinking and driving should be thrown into jail and fined a great sum of money. Drinking and driving has been a problem since alcohol has been around, it affects the body and mind greatly.
When someone tells me not to do something, it makes me want to do it more. If I'm allowed to do something I don't do it as much, because I know I can do it whenever, without consequences. Most teens are scared of getting caught and calling their parents to come get them, because they can't drive home. So teens get in their cars and drive home, avoiding getting in trouble. If the drinking age was lowered, they would legally be allowed to drink.
Furthermore the government could focus on other things that are more of a threat, such as drug trafficking, murders, and ect. With cops being able to lower their alert on drunk driving, more time will open up for things that are threatening society today. In fact according to the whitehousedrugpolicy.com approximately 32% of inmates were arrested while under the influence of drugs compared to an 18% of inmates whom were drunk. Most people would argue that people would still drive under the influence even if the age was lowered. This is definitely a possibility, but the percentage of street crimes drug related would still drop way down making the streets of your home town or others a lot safer for children and even
Lowering the drinking age to 18 will lead to under age drinking in bars and nightclubs, which are known to be unsafe environments. Studies have shown that fatal car accident happen after nightclub and bar outings. About 1900 people under the age of 21 die in car accidents related to underage drinking every year.
Drinking and having sex should be held off until 25 years old while the driving age should be increased to age 18. Drinking has caused too many DUIs and has led to many deaths in the United States. Participating in sexual activities has its negative consequences as well. Teenagers are getting pregnant and developing STIs and HIV on the daily. Correspondingly, driving has had its share of causing deaths in the U.S. as well as drinking.
Hundreds of teenagers and adults across the nation reach for their phones and decide to text while driving. They are making the decision that at that moment a text message is more important than their lives A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get in a crash where as a drunk driver is 13 times more likely to get into a crash. Texting while driving delays reaction time, increases risk of serious injury, and brain power is decreased by 40 percent. Something as simple as a text message can decrease your reaction time. Laboratory simulation studies generally concur that using a cell phone does slow reaction times and degrades tracking abilities.
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.
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.