Driving While Stupid In Driving While Stupid, the author Dave Barry, argues that Miami has more reckless drivers than other cities. He uses exaggeration, confidence, and his past experiences from other cities to support his argument. By using these techniques, Barry gets his point across that what he saw happen in Miami was more dangerous and stupid than in other cities. Barry is very confident in saying that Miami has the worst drivers. Whether it is true or not, he makes it believable.
According to the CDC fact sheet regarding the legal drinking age, states that increased the legal drinking age to 21 saw a 16% median decline in total motor vehicle crashes. Such a decrease indicates that alcohol was negatively affecting drivers, which shows just how severe the effects of alcohol can be. The significance of this statistic is not that the amount of drunk driving went down, but the total amount of car crashes in America decreased from 46,087 crashes in 1986, to 39,251 crashes in 1991, showing more conclusive evidence for the need of a legal drinking age of 21 (fhwa). As stated on the consumer information for the Federal Trade Commission website, “Alcohol consumption can interfere with development of the young adult brain 's frontal lobes, essential for functions such as emotional regulation, planning, and organization. When alcohol consumption interferes with this early adult brain development, the potential for chronic problems
The author relied her conclusion on the similarity between Butler and Prunty. However, it is possible that the road in Prunty is wide enough and the visibility ar intersections is high enough in Prunty. In fact, the drunk driving is the reason to the poor highway safety condition. Further illustrations of what cause the high accident rate should be furnished, or the advice can merely remain less
Drunk Driving : Don 't Become A Statistic 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. A study stated that almost thirty two percent of the fatal car accidents involve a person driving under influence or an intoxicated pedestrian. In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident.
He brings up a hypothetical situation about his son being hit by a drunk driver and how he would much rather he be in an SUV than a Corolla. As the saying goes, "safety first." Like Hochswender said, many intelligent people realize that SUVs are safer than the average car. People who believe that SUV's are unsafe because of the number of rollover accidents don't consider that rollover accidents can happen because of reckless driving. People choosing to drive like maniacs have a larger chance of being involved in an accident with an SUV just like those who choose to drive like maniacs in a small
This condition in turn can lead to impaired attention, concentration and depression. This impaired concentration affects you driving with the amount of drunk driving incidents in the UK leading to 33,000 deaths per year. These deaths could be reduced dramatically if people were to comply with the drink and drive limit. People who drink and drive are inconsiderate, insensitive and simpleminded. They should think of the danger they are putting other people at and the consequences they could cause on the victim’s
‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ (2005) is about the aftermath of a car accident caused by Daniel Brennan, affecting his family and the town of Mumbilli. The novel is aimed at young people because they cause more car crashes from drink driving than other age groups. The composer, J.C Bourke, uses the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) by Kubler Ross to show the family’s transition into their new life. Through the transitions of Tom, Kylie and Tess they have developed a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Each transition
The main causes of accidents and collisions are: speeding, fatigued driving, and distracted driving. To make Mississauga’s roads safer, the citizens must start following the rules of the road, stop driving when feeling fatigued, and start focusing more on the road while operating the car. The leading cause of collisions on Mississauga roads is speeding. Speed driving is when a driver operates their car faster than the legal speed limit. According to the Toronto star, the number one complaint of drivers is speeding.
The laws should be stricter on drinking and driving. Most people that have a wreck has to do with a drunk driver or drunk drivers. Tommy Lasorda said “Baseball is like driving it’s the one who gets home safely that count.” There are alot of bad things that happen when people drink and drive. Such as a person could get in a really bad wreck and die because of a drunk
The most evident importance of the word crash in contemporary society is a car accident, and the movie starts and closures with car accidents. Be that as it may, the thought of impact, as it relates to the film, has a much more extensive application. This film is about crashes between ethnic gatherings, classes, belief systems and even age bunches. For instance, the first car collision happens between a Latina and an Asian American, both of whom trade supremacist comments. The term crash additionally recommends an incidental event.
They might achieve this by showing an accident scene, such as the “I’m Just Buzzed” ad created by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). It shows a car flipped upside-down and destroyed. The ad is meant to show just what can happen when one drives after drinking, even if it is only enough for him or her to be considered “buzzed.” A common way to shock the viewer is to show an actual victim. In the “That’s Why It’s 30” ad created by the New York City Department of Transportation there is a depiction of a child. One half of the boy’s face is completely healthy and text adjacent to it states that “Hit at 30 mph there is an 80% chance I’ll live”; however, the other half of his face, is a skull with text beside it that reads “Hit at 40 mph there is a 70% chance I’ll die.” In the survey conducted on students and staff at Williams Valley, an overwhelming 22 of the 30 people surveyed disclosed that the image of the boy affected them the greatest out of three images shown.
Failing to Yield Failure to yield plays a major part of the drivers’ negligent according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Approximately, 3,000 deadly car accidents occur when a driver makes a quick decision about who has the right of way and when to yield. Roughly 80,000 motorists received a traffic citation when they failed to yield in the year of 2012. The statistics show that more senior citizens receive the most traffic citations than any other age group for failing to yield. Distracted Drivers Kill The first thing a novice driver taught is to keep your eyes on the road.
The energy of motion of a car is responsible for the destructiveness of car accidents. It 's the reason parking lot fender benders don 't approach the destructiveness and injury potential of high-speed collisions on the highway. This energy also increases with the square of your speed. Doubling your speed from 30 mph to 60 mph for example, quadruples the destructive potential of a collision. This is why your ability to rapidly slow down is so important.