The world is a dangerous place to begin with and when alcohol is added into the mix the level of danger increases. Drunk driving ads are used to scare people or can show the reality of what does happen to people when driving under the influence. This ad from Ecovia demonstrates multiple points when dealing with alcohol and violence that comes with it. This ad is coming from Brazilian campaign that is trying to reduce or eliminate drunk violence and especially focuses on drunk driving. Among its population, “Brazil has high rates of car accidents caused by the consumption of alcohol linking it to 21% of traffic crashes” (Farah, 2013).
Teenagers are definitely the most reckless and carefree age group of the human race. Many of them execute actions without thinking about the consequences, which always lie in the future. Also, most teens are inexperienced with real life tasks like driving and its dangers. Together, inexperience and recklessness allow for a high risk in teen driving. At night, the level of risk is increased drastically making it too dangerous for young drivers to be on the roads.
They must know what can happen to them right well. Teenagers are the ones who mostly get into deadly crashes it 's also very risky to just look away for a split second the driver could go into a head on collision, with another car. The statistics show that they mostly happen at night because younger people think that there is no one else on the road. Also in 1999 there were 6,368 deadly car accidents involving teen drivers and 45% of them happened at night. “But now people in 2008 the overall number dropped and 4,322 fatal crashes involved teen drivers but this time 50% of them were at night.
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.
People believe that driving under the influence is the most dangerous distraction . Driving and texting is seventeen times more dangerous than drinking and driving (Fumento). When a drunk driver is driving at seventy miles per hour before hitting the breaks they go about four feet before stopping. When someone text and drives at seventy miles per hour they go about three hundred and nineteen feet before stopping (Fumento). The penalties for drinking and driving are strict while the penalties for texting and driving are weak.
According to Rewire.news, 70 percent of all teenagers are having consensual sex by the time they are 19, even though they are constantly being told not to. This shows that teens are going to be having sex to matter what, and it's not fair to consider them a sex offender for wanting to be intimate with the person they love. In order to prevent innocent teenagers from being titled as rapists for the rest of their lives, the “15 and up Jensales Law,” should be created. Statistics from the “Juvenile Justice Bulletin,” by Jeff Slowikowski show that one third of all rape cases (35.6%) are committed by minors. If we lower the consent age, it would result in less rape cases.
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.
Everyone is familiar with the nationwide problem of drunk driving. However, driving under the influence of illegal drugs and prescription drugs is a lesser known form of impaired driving that contributes to many, if not more, automobile accidents each year. And just like drunk driving, drugged driving often leads to the injury or death of others. Millions of Americans take prescription drugs that can potentially impair their ability to drive. Over-the-counter cold and flu medicine, antidepressants, and sedatives all can impair a person 's driving ability to one degree or another, but their exact effects on driving are still relatively unknown.
In today 's society, teenagers have the opportunity to get into a lot of trouble. Many teens have to cope with the temptation of doing drugs and joining gangs; however, a curfew will not stop them. Teenagers already do many illegal things, showing a blatant disregard for the laws already implemented. Setting a curfew in place will not reduce the trouble teens get into; it will just be another law that teenagers break. Many people would argue that implementing a curfew will eliminate all of the temptations teenagers have to face.
Basically, alcohol heightens the probability of out of character or violent behavior and thinking and the chance that something bad could happen. Evidence indicates that “Wives and girlfriends of alcoholics are often subjected to many types of alcohol-related abuse” and “that 12-70% of adults who abuse children are alcoholics” (Social Effects of Alcohol). Moreover, alcohol can lead to many bad tendencies and situations that are hazardous for everyone involved. Hence, prolonged alcohol usage has many detriments to an alcoholic’s physical and mental condition, as well as those around