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.
If a driver has to come to a rapid stop and presses on the brakes, the seat belt will keep him or a passenger from sliding forward in their seat. In the worst case scenario, if an accident occurs, wearing a seat belt would keep drivers or passengers from being ejected out of a car. “Every year, more than 90 percent of all transportation-related deaths are caused by highway crashes. The single greatest defense against highway fatalities is a vehicle's seat belts. When used properly, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat vehicle occupants by 45 percent” (Higgins n.p.).
Comprehending danger while driving takes multiple seconds. A distracted driver would travel the length of a football field when driving sixty miles per hour (Hollister, 2013). The length and amount of time could cause a horrific accident. Traffic safety researchers at Virginia Tech also recognized that those who participate in the act of texting and driving will be twenty-three times more likely to crash (Johnson, 2012). Everyone can see the evidence that distracted driving exists, specifically texting and driving.
Did you know that there was 2,227 fatal car crashes in 2010. Most of those crashes were caused by lack of education of our the laws or not much driving experience. Some of the things that are factors are foreign drivers, teens, teaching of the[ system. Foreign, teens, and the new drivers system are a big part of this issue because they get the education needed to drive or don’t get the driving time to learn the more complex situations. For example, some situations such as a tire blowout, or losing control of the vehicle.
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among drivers with BAC levels of 0.08 % or higher involved in fatal crashes in 2013, one out of every 3 were between 21 and 24 years of age (33%). The next two largest groups were ages 25 to 34 (29%) and 35 to 44 (24%). (CDC, 2015) Transition: However, if you decided to get in the car and be fearless, than you will suffer the consequences by getting stopped by a police officer and get into some legal issues. III. Legal Issues A.
The evidence of violence suggests that there was a series of racial discord that preceded this outburst of violent actions. In her article, “Performing Personal Narrative: Anna Deveare Smith's ‘Fires in the Mirror,’” Myers claims that: the tragic events of August 20, 1991, which began when a car from the motorcade of the Hasidic Grand Rebbe jumped the sidewalk and pinned two black children against a window grate, severely injuring seven-year-old, Angela Cato, and killing her cousin Gavin, also seven” (52). This information is helpful for my research because in “Fires in the Mirror,” Deveare-Smith cleverly portrays nineteen original portraits. What I could tell about each of the people Devear-Smith portrayed is the way she describes the biases that exist between Blacks and whites. She lets us know that this is very important, because the word, “bias” is the Rising Action that results in the Climax.
In January of this year, my uncle was killed in a car accident. The other driver was lost so he was looking at the maps on his phone. The few seconds he was on his phone distracted him enough so that he went into my uncle’s lane. I want to find out what solutions could be implemented which would minimize accidents like these. Since there are so many possible solutions, people can’t agree on what the best solution to the problem is.
By raising the minimum driving age in the United States of America the teenage motor vehicle accident rates would decrease. For 16 year olds, the thought of obtaining a drivers license is exciting. Being able to go shopping, visit with friends, and just drive around town is a major step towards being independent. However, there are risks when driving. In the Havens family, all four teenagers that drive have been in an accidents within the first six months of driving independently.
Autopsy scans can take from sixty minutes to five hours (concussion [page 12]). This looks inside the brains of player’s which allows for scientists to detect black spots which are broken down tau protein (“Aaron Hernandez’s”). The images of Hernandez’s brain showed black spots. This happens due to the players head being smashed continuously (“Aaron Hernandez’s”). Despite the fact that Dr. Ann McKee could not confidently say that the CTE caused these violent behaviors, due to the rising number of cases of NFL it is clear that CTE is linked to these kinds of issues.
Thinking about hurting yourself or others by reading/sending a text message isn’t worth your life. (Pathos) The National Security Council reports that, ‘’Using your cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting and driving,’’ (Ethos) Isn’t that so crazy to think about? While having the freedom of driving by yourself and then when you get to drive other people, you have so much responsibility. You can’t only think for yourself but for your passengers.