Drink, Drive, Die In the United States, almost thirty deaths occur daily due to a drunk driving accident; equaling one death every 51 minutes("Impaired Driving"). If drunk drivers were arrested on their first offense, this number could be reduced significantly. Drivers that were involved in crashes that resulted in death were six times more likely to have a prior conviction for driving under the influence than other drivers with no alcohol in their system("Impaired Driving"). Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on their first offense. In 2013, thirty one percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. were caused by drunk driving.
Motorcyclist go down everyday in Las Vegas many of them end up with severe injuries, and others unfortunately do not get as lucky. What causes motorcycle accidents in Las Vegas, is it the motorcyclist riding reckless or is it the drivers not paying attention and being on their phones? This is the number one question people ask themselves. According to Motorcycle Accident Statistics, between two and three thousand motorcyclists die each year in the United States. Motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise ever since the late 1990s, reaching a record high of 12 percent—a total of 5,037 motorcycle fatalities—of all vehicle crash-deaths in 2007 in the United States.
Throughout the past decade, we have been facing a very strong issue, this is drunk driving. This has caused many tragic deaths and is an obstacle that kills many innocent people. The issue with drunk driving is we can stop it, but no person stands up to it. Drunk driving kills many in only a matter of time. On average in only forty minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.
Between 255-360 different cars were used for the “General Lee” because they wrecked so many in the show (www.neatorama.com). The last Dukefest (a weekend of celebrating the Dukes of Hazzard) was held in 2008. Over 40,000 people attended the festival and over 23 million watched the weekend festival on CMT (www.thedukesofhazzard.nl/dukefest.htm). The last episode of the show aired on February 8, 1985. The show was on television for seven years but in the final year the show was not in the top 30 of all TV shows.
After an accident in which distracted driving was the harbinger, the people involved typically pay medical bills, legal fees if there is a court case, and increased insurance rates. Furthermore, one out of every five accidents that occur are due to distracted driving, and over 40 billion dollars are spent on car accidents each year. With those numbers in mind, the people in the United States spend on average over 8 billion dollars annually on accidents caused by distracted driving (No Author Listed, 2017). In addition, accidents not only cause monetary problems but emotional distress to any individual involved. For example, in a study recently conducted in Europe, 36% of people admitted into intensive care for an injury due to an accident also exhibited symptoms of anxiety disorders (Papadakaki, 2017).
Ten jurors wanted to convict Whitaker of murder, but two jurors believed that he should be charged with second-degree manslaughter because Whitaker claimed that he suffered from long-term depression and was in a mental fog when he killed Lisa. In 1994, Lisa’s dad, Stephen Doell, helped promote a statewide voter-approved ballot known as Measure 11 (13).” THE HISTORY OF MEASURE 11 Prior to the “get tough” on crime movement of the 1970's, the
“Every year 500,000 teens are injured in a car wreck. Every year 5,000 teens die in a car wreck meaning an average of 14 teens die a day. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the U.S. Even more than alcohol and drug abuse, violence and suicide”.
Damian Carrington of The Guardian News and Media, says on emissions that “It has been revealed by new research showing a minimum of 38,000 people a year die early due to the failure of diesel vehicles to meet official limits in real driving conditions.” Meaning that people are dying because of the failure of our tests to be accurate partially due to not testing duing the regeneration cycles. The way to fix this is first to test during those cycles, and as Peter M Mcclintock of The New York Times says is to “Test Emissions Where Cars Pollute: On the Road.” which is exactly the title of his article. In it he says that “This technology already exists. Remote sensing devices on the roadside can measure emissions as a vehicle passes by, without impeding traffic flow, often without the driver or vehicle even knowing they have been tested, and without the vehicle owner waiting in line at an inspection
Every two minutes, a person in the United States have been injured in an alcohol related car accident. In the past month, there have been quite a few deaths from drinking and driving on the Crow, and Northern Cheyenne reservations. In the year 2014, 9,967 people have died from a drinking and driving accident. Statistics say that every day in America, 27 people die from drunk driving. Drinking and driving is one of the most irresponsible decisions a person could ever make.
Ryan Dido’s father, Thomas Dydone, had been in the police department of Montgomery Country for about 25 years. His father concluded that the driver of the car had been inexperienced, immature and they had felt they were invincible. More than 4000 teenagers lose their lives every year in the US because of distracted driving. That is why Ray La Hood has concluded, that distracted driving has become an epidemic. He calls it an epidemic because most teenagers and young adults own telephones, and they think that they can text and drive at the same time, which they cannot.