Frat parties, for example, serve booze, often, if not always, without the supervision of a responsible adult (aka an adult over the age of 21). Lowering the drinking age to 18 can be beneficial in that responsible drinking can be taught before the student turns 21. My favorite analogy, by Huffington Post writer, Elizabeth Glass Geltman, says, “We don’t have students teach each other how to drive, why is alcohol different?” In her article on Huffington Post, she talks about her college experience in the 70s and early 80s, where the legal drinking age in the US was 18. She talks about how drinking was legal for most students in her senior year of high school and in college, and that beer was commonly served at dances, proms, graduation events, etc. where there were parents and teachers present.
Despite the strict sanctions placed to curb it, drunk driving continues to be an unwavering predicament in most states. The number of offenders taken to custody by the police is rising by the day; with matters being made worse by the escalating number of underage drinkers. Many solutions have been put forth in an effort to reduce drunk driving and consequently reduce the number of road carnages. The persistence of the problem however calls for improved solutions. This paper forms a discussion on drunk driving and current prevention strategies; and proposes solutions to the unrelenting problem.
In the news article titled “Is 16 Too Young to Drive a Car?,” Robert Davis investigates the science and legal issues surrounding teens driving. To begin with, Davis reports that many support raising the driving age fatal deaths involving 16 years old driving. The author also explains that politicians want to avoid inconveniencing parent who would have to drive around their unlicensed teens. Furthermore, he reports teens driver errors are linked to underdevelopment the part of the brain that thinks about the future, controls emotions, manages decisions and behavior. In addition, the author explains graduated licensing rules which limits teens driving privileges until they are more mature, but this restriction are not always enforced.
So help keep drunk drivers off the roads. In the essay “Drunk Driving-the dangers” the author stated, “Alcohol-related accidents are so prevalent, an estimated 40 percent of all persons in the United States will be involved in a traffic mishap blamed on alcohol at some point in their lives.” If you are a drunk driver you should be driving a vehicle.
And comparing outcomes across youths with similar income, educational levels, and other observed individual characteristic, but significant different levels of alcohol use. As the result, young adults just over 21 tend to increase their alcohol consumption more evenly by drinking on more days but consuming much less alcohol on drinking days, this effect is insignificant. The result indicates that the effect of MLDA on alcohol consumption among teens is not persistent in the long run. And after 21st birthday, the average number of drinks consumed per day starts to decrease immediately. The estimate also determines the relationship between alcohol consumption and smoking and marijuana use which complements the existing literature.
Even though motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds, the minimum driving age should not be raised. Driving restrictions placed on young drivers only delay fatal crashes, and studies show that recklessness is not the cause for most teen collisions; it is simple mistakes. When teens begin driving, they enter the graduated licensing program that imposes certain restrictions which lessen as the drivers become older and more experienced. A nationwide study shows that these laws have reduced fatal crashes amongst 16-year olds but increased fatalities amongst 18-year olds.
Drunk driving accidents are all too common in California, and throughout the U.S. The California Highway Patrol reported that there were more than 1,000 fatal accidents, and more than 16,000 injury collisions, involving alcohol consumption in 2013 alone. Such crashes occur despite most people understanding the dangers of driving under the influence. This is because drunk drivers often think that they have not had too much to drive safely, or they incorrectly believe they are better drivers after having a couple of drinks. According to a recent study, however, any amount of alcohol consumption is dangerous for drivers.
The advert “Not everyone who gets hit by a drunk driver dies” was made by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The main subject of the argument is that accidents caused by the drunk drivers have other impacts (such as permanent disabilities), apart from death. The writer feels that the habit of driving while drunk is a significant challenge that increases the number of persons with disabilities, who are left fighting for their lives. The statement “Don’t drink and drive” suggests that the adverts addressed drivers in the state of Texas as the main audiences. The state of Texas has a total of about 15,447,273 licensed drivers and it is estimated that 2.1 % of them have ever driven a car while drunk at one point in time as compared to the national
Prior to reading, “Teen Drivers”, I thought teen driving was not as big as an issue as the general public made it. Now I am concerned by my age group’s actions and believe the strict driving laws for youth are justified by the facts and the attempts to prevent the rising accidents among teens. In the article, the author quotes the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which states, “Crashes are the leading cause of death among American teens, accounting for more than one third of all deaths of sixteen- to eighteen-year-olds.” This not only proves the danger of inexperienced drivers to themselves, but also the danger they cause to other drivers on the road and the possible passengers in the car as well. Brian O’Neill of the Insurance Institute
It was a right given to them by a case back in 1985, in which a person was killed by deadly force. Nevertheless, that is why sometimes police officers might get away with the killing of a citizen because there is not enough evidence that the use of force was not necessary. If these cameras are installed in officers uniforms the use of force will definitely decrease and will make the community feel safer and police officers gain more respect from the public. Finally, if the use of force is not necessary then a police officer can get suspend from the department after a judge has viewed the happenings of the case. The uses of cameras will not only make police officers use less force and the public feel safer, but it will also help the country become a safer place