In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident. That almost equates to twenty seven people every single day. Statistics by FBI states that in the year 2011 alone over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Also over 3,952 drivers have been tested positive for drug involvement after they had encountered an accident and escaped with deathly injuries. An even more shocking fact has been put forward by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which stated that on an average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Even adults can be reckless for a reason. Either they are drunk, crazy, or just mad at someone. These can all be reasons for teens to be reckless, so why not just ban the use of cars all together? Another reason people may think driving is dangerous is because “More than 5,000 U.S. teens die each year in car crashes. The rate of crashes, fatal and nonfatal, per mile driven for 16-year-old drivers is almost 10 times the rate for drivers ages 30 to 59, according to the National Highway Safety Administration(NHSA).
Imagine a line of dead and mangled bodies stretching for twenty-five miles- 25,000 corpses. That is the number of victims of drunk driving every year. Many families go through hell because of stupidity from drunk drivers. Every day, 28 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, that’s one death every 51 minutes. In conclusion, drunk driving can kill the ones you love and it should be put to a stop.
1,500 teenagers attending Schoolies on the Gold Coast are surveyed each year by Drug Arm Australia. Last year’s figures show that three quarters of them got drunk, one in five passed out and a quarter of them injured themselves during the schoolies week. A more detailed survey was conducted in 2011 with the results being; 73.6% had been drunk, 37.6% had a hangover, 29.6% had sex, 16.8% had sex without a condom, 4.4% injected a drug, 3.5% shared a needle or syringe, 6.3% had driven a car while under the influence of alcohol, 10.6% had been in a car with a drunk driver, 24.8% vomited due to drinking, 6.1% vomited due to taking drugs, 18% passed out due to drinking, 6.9% passed out due to taking drugs, 26.5% had been injured or hurt, 14.2% had been in a fight, 13.1% had been sexually harassed, 15.6% had been cautioned by the police. An information expo was held by our year 12 health class. The topic
‘’Guns are responsible for over thirty-three thousand deaths in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).. In 2014, the CDC reported that 11,008 of the 15,872 homicides committed in the United States that year involved a firearm. Of the 42,826 suicides reported that year, 21,386 involved a firearm. These statistics have inspired efforts at the federal and state levels to enact gun control legislation to reduce crime and violence’’(‘’Gun Control’’). According to the statistic guns are held for over 33,000 deaths in the United States.
Do you know that over 5 million homes have been foreclosed since 2008 alone? This is around one in every 10 homes with a mortgage. 12. According to a report by NLCHP, Begging in public is a crime in over 24% of the cities in America. Moreover, 18% of the cities have laws which make sleeping in public a crime.
December 16, 2016 - Period 8 Jake Silver Driving Toward Vaccination Since personal automobiles became common, car collisions have been a reality. Not including the 50 million people injured annually, there are 1.3 million global fatalities every year resulting from preventable car accidents. The United States federal government has blamed everything from the laws to the vehicles themselves – even simple chance. Studies proved these accusations incorrect. In fact, a major factor contributing to modern collisions is actually the driver's lack of driving knowledge.
In the Havens family, all four teenagers that drive have been in an accidents within the first six months of driving independently. Three of the teenagers totaled the car and were lucky that they were not killed, but they were injured and required medical care. A teenage neighbor was driving home from work when he lost control of his car. His face was removed in the accident and he has
This type of irresponsible, binge drinking party can cause a lot of deaths in underage drinkers. If they were exposed to drinking earlier in life, where a parent could teach the child to not drink until you can’t walk, it would greatly reduce the amount of deaths and accidents caused by over drinking. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-hundred thousand people underage people visit the emergency room a year due to serious injuries from binge drinking. Of those two-hundred thousand people, over four thousand of them have died from over drinking. In 1984 Ronald Reagan signed the
Should an individual have their license revoked for a year after receiving a DUI? I believe that their licence should be revoked for a year. No one should ever get behind the wheel after they have been driving! It is estimated that in the state of ohio, more than 10,265 are killed each year as a result of drinking and driving. And last year there were 71,034 injuries resulted from drinking and driving.