Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to inform others of the dangers of distracted driving and to persuade them to avoid practices that lead to distracted driving. This presentation will specifically show how cases of distracted driving accidents and near crashes are on the rise and how our increasing use of technology is a major contributing factor. The presentation will also show that these figures are especially high in young drivers. The goal is to have the audience take away an understanding of how attempting to focus on anything other than the road while behind the wheel is a dangerous act not only to themselves but for others as well.
But while it has succeeded in that, it is also believed that tougher rules, such as DUI rules and seatbelt safety rules have also played a part in this decrease. However, this higher drinking age hasn’t reduced drinking, its only “driven it underground,” Gabrielle Glaser states in her NY Times article. It has been driven underground to the riskiest settings, high school parties and frat parties that are unsupervised. This age raise segregates the drinking away from adults that can model moderation in drinking. If an 18-year-old high school senior is shown by his/her parent(s) how to drink responsibly and in moderation, I believe that it would greatly help in reducing the chance of making bad decisions by overdoing it, such as driving while drinking. Teaching children to drink safely starting while they’re 18 and living with their parents will help them develop healthy habits which will stick with them, helping them drink
Drunk driving can be easily prevented, it just takes a few steps. There are many non-profit organizations that are against drinking while driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is one of them. Candy Lightner founded this organization after her daughter was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver. The year Lightner founded MADD, more people died from drunk drivers than the number of people who died in a war. Today, those fatalities have been cut in half. The mission of Mothers
Drunk driving is a serious issue. Drunk driving is also known as D.U.I. (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. Their reaction times are more slow, and their ability to control a vehicle is comprised. The risk of accidents rises gradually with BACs from 0.01 to 0.08 percent, but increases dramatically after a person’s BAC reaches or exceeds 0.08 percent. According to the article Drunk Driving on Gale Groups, drunk drivers in 2009 only, caused 10,839 deaths. This number represents almost one-third of all traffic related deaths that year. !0,839 people is a HUGE number of deaths and is a result of letting drunk people onto the roads. By letting these people drive, we
Drunk driving is not something that happens occasionally. It happens everyday of the year. A lot of times, drunk driving victims aren’t the ones who have been drinking. They could be driving home from work one day and get hit by someone who has been drinking. How would you feel if you took someones life? You would have to deal with it for the rest of your existence. However, some people believe we are making too much of drunk driving. But take a look at these statistics. 50% to 75% of people who have been convicted of drunk driving still drive with an expired license. (Johnston) When we think about drunk driving, we think about teens. Teens are not the only ones who drink and drive but they are mostly the ones who make the wrong choices when it comes to drinking. One reason why teens drink and drive is because of peer pressure. Teens often get sucked in to drinking. They feel that it is “cool” to drink and drive. The one thing that teens don’t realize is how much one drink can do. One drink can change a life or often many lives in a
If young adults at the age of 18 are old enough to vote and enlist in the army, then why can they not purchase and consume alcohol? Over the years, the set drinking age has been a controversial topic among society. Some people believe the MLDA (Minimum Legal Drinking Age) should stay at the age of 21 because it is safer for their kids. However, lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 would change the standards of alcohol as it encourages those of legal adulthood to make responsible decisions as adults, learn to control binge drinking and promote less automobile accidents.
Central Idea: Drinking and driving is extremely dangerous: you are at risk of hurting yourself, become a threat to others around you, you can get into some legal issues if you are stopped by a police officer.
Drinking while driving not only affects the driver himself, his family and also passengers that may be riding with him and this person's family as well. And not to mention the other people and pedestrians that are on the road. When a person becomes a fatality they are not just a victim, their families suffer
Transition: Now that I have introduced my topic, I would like to begin by talking about hazards and harms of texting and driving.
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When driving a vehicle, thinking about the effects it will have on others might be the last thing on a person 's mind. Getting into an accident can be horrific, especially if the cause is drunk driving. Drunk drivers put lives at risk, as they can swerve uncontrollably and crash into innocent bystanders or other drivers. Automobile accidents occur daily, whether it is from a distracted driver, drunk driver or a sudden crash. However, drunk driving accidents and deaths related to them are totally preventable. Once drunk driving can come to an end, more people will feel safer to drive everyday.
I. According to the American Automobile Association, about 8 % of teenagers drive, and are involved about 15% of fatal crashes.
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According to Edgar Snyder and Associations in 2017, 10% of the ages 15-19 were involved in a fatal crash at the time of the crash.
Drunk driving is the act of operating or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills of the driver are impaired. Driving Under the Influence (DUI), also known as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is illegal and is considered as a serious crime in many countries. However the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for arresting a person may vary in different countries.