It has been scientifically proven that drink drivers largely contribute to the increased risk of injury to all parties on the road. [http://www.ias.org.uk/Alcohol-knowledge-centre/Drink-driving/Factsheets/Accidents-and-casualties.aspx] (Kadiri, 2013) Impact of alcohol consumption, which causes drivers to be unable to make rational decisions: The consumption of alcohol hinders an individual’s ability to make rational decisions. Because he/she is unable to rationalise situations on the road, his/her ability to control the vehicle, is ultimately affected. In addition, since alcohol increases one’s level of anxiety and stress (https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/mental-health/alcohol-and-mental-health), one would have problems reacting calmly and appropriately in situations faced while driving. Hence, the individual ultimately loses control over the vehicle and this greatly increases the chances of him/her getting into an accident When the driver is not in the right state of mind due to influence by
First, although it may seem cruel to teens, raising the minimum driving age would allow drivers to become better prepared. Drinking is the major problem why teens are in car accidents almost every day. They go to parties, get drunk,
This would also impair their organization and planning capabilities and may even lead to depression and suicide. The MLDA should not be lowered due to the responsibility required to an individual and others. Lowering the MLDA would lead to more use of illicit drugs among the persons between 18 and 21 years old. It follows that the younger a person starts to engage in alcohol, the higher the chances of using other illicit drugs. Moreover, when the drinking age was 18 years, the cases of fatal crashes caused by underage drunk drivers were twice as many as
The effects alcohol takes on the brain is the only “downside” to lowering the drinking age, but if used responsibly it 's not that big of a problem. Responsibility is one of the keywords to remember when consuming alcohol. Anything could happen when you 're under the influence, death, rape, and many more life-altering occurrences. One huge potential life-altering thing that could happen to you is brain damage. Drinking at a younger age increases the risk of brain damage.
(driving under influence). When a person’s BAC (blood alcohol content) is over 0.08, this it is considered not safe to drive. Drivers who are drunk aren’t as focused on the road and are prone to causing more accidents. Laws should be harsher for drunk driving to decrease the number of innocent people getting killed annually. According to the US Department of Transportation, the vast majority of drivers with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.08 or above are unimpaired.
Our highways are dangerous in and of themselves because of the number of vehicles and drivers on the roadways, poor roads and weather conditions, therefore adding any other distractors more than triple the dangers. Some will disagree, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that texting and driving is the number one killer of teens in the United States. Is Texting and driving the new addiction, is it the leading cause of deaths on our nation 's’ highways, and is there a solution? Texting and driving is an addiction according to Dave Simon “it appears that addiction is no longer just about drugs, alcohol, junk food, or tobacco. The inability to disconnect or postpone an activity is an addition.” Simon further states that “distracted driving lessons appear to be the norm if we are to believe a new survey done by State Farm and reported by USA Today”.
Underage can become addicted to drinking and if they become addicted, they can do crazy stuff like have unprotected sex, get into fights or even worse, they can die from alcohol poisoning. This topic matters because there are some teens that drink and drive under influence, that causes their death. The second reason they shouldn 't change it because it can cause brain failure, the brain won’t fully develop until the age of 25 and if a teen starts drinking at a young age the brain won’t fully develop. The last reason not to change the drinking age it that it can lead to violent behavior, the more the teenager drinks, the more likely he will get into some trouble with the law like driving under influence or maybe fighting in
For sure one should desist from intake of alcohol during driving as there is a remarkably augmented risk of car accidents, damage to property and injury to people. It is hard to believe but the fact is that about 20% of the traffic sufferers all over the world take place due to drunk driving. We all should act sensibly and like responsible citizens, should understand the ill effects of drunk driving and refrain from doing it. Looking carefully at the statistics it is revealed that half of the offenders caught were not under the influence of alcohol but other banned substances like drugs. There are certain measures that can be implemented to curb drunk
Negative effects alcohol can have on a healthy lifestyle: • Alcoholism • Obesity and malnutrition • Alcohol-related accidents • Chronic pancreatitis • Alcoholic liver disease • Cancer • Damage to central nervous system and peripheral nervous system • Fetal alcohol syndrome • Aggression • Irresponsibility 1) The problem I have chosen to focus on is ‘alcohol related accidents’. Alcohol related accidents are any ‘accident’ that occurred whilst under the usage of alcohol. Examples of alcohol related accidents are: • Alcohol can make you underestimate your abilities and thus cause you to behave recklessly. • Alcohol slows you down. This means that it slows your brain down which thus effects your bodies responses.
If you drink too much they continue to shrink until you blackout and you can get very hurt by falling and hitting your head off of the ground. Alcohol also makes you slur your words and that means that you cannot talk fluently. The liver takes all the brunt and that is not good for your liver. If you drink heavily it can make your heart beat at a different rhythm or even damage your heart muscle. There is some cases in which alcohol has caused heart
I would not want to become an alcoholic because I know there are many physiological and psychological diseases and illnesses that follows for becoming an alcoholic. For example, drinking too much alcohol can cause irreversible damage to the liver and possible cancer. Also, it can lead to "negative effects on the brain and on neuropsychological functioning" (Sanderson 237). Alcohol has been related to many motor vehicle accidents and unprotected sex. I would not want to be a victim of neither of those cases.