Potential driving distractions include grooming, using your cell phone, eating and drinking, or even reading maps or adjusting the radio. Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. A Massachusetts teenager was sentenced to one year in prison, after he swerved into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on, killing one person and seriously injuring another. He will also have his license suspended for 15 years. 69% of drivers reported they talk on their cell phones while driving.
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).
The Devil's Advise: Drunk Driving Drunk driving or in other words “driving under the influence”. Is driving a motor vehicle with high blood levels of alcohol over the legal limit. Police made 1,467,300 arrests in The United States; for driving under the influence of alcohol Just in the year 1996. People give drunk driving a bad reputation. Congressmen and Senators passed laws like alcohol limit's and even groups like MADD (mother's against drunk driving) or SADD (students against drunk driving) who are against drunk driving.
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.
This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States . It is not morally correct to drive a vehicle after having consumed excess amounts of alcohol. Social drinking may be one of the only responsible ways to consume alcohol.
Brent Evans Mr. Calver American Lit 2: 1st period May 14, 2012 The Perks of Fitting In As shown Stephen Chbosky’s novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” too many teenagers these days take far more dangerous drugs, and make far worse choices in the acts they take place in. About 75% of high school students have tried alcohol, and about 26% of teens have had a recent episode of heavy drinking (more than 5 drinks within a couple of hours). “When the police came, they found my brother asleep on the roof. Nobody knows how he got there ”(Chbosky 105). In Stephen Chbosky’s novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, teens abuse alcohol, drugs, and unsafe sex.
If you get pulled over in Arizona while under the influence of alcohol you will be taken to jail, and you will have your license suspended for at least a year. “For one of every 120 miles driven in Arizona in 1999, a person with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) >.08 sat behind the wheel. Police in Arizona reported 7,756 crashes involving
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.
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.
State Research - Elements that influence State Government Interest Group News Piece - Suicide Trends and Prevention in Nevada Suicide has been around for as long as human society and it continues to challenge our collective wisdom. Each year about 1 million people commit suicide worldwide. Every year some 30.000 Americans end their lives by suicide, and approximately 650,000 people receive emergency treatment after attempting suicide. Every 41 seconds someone in the U.S. Attempts suicide; every 16.7 minutes, someone completes suicide; and every day over 85 people die by suicide.