Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to take thousands of deaths each year. Too many innocent lives been lost to drunk driving. A death from drunk driving does not only affect the victim but it affects everyone around them such as family and friends. One night, one drink, one mistake is all it takes for drunk driving to take its toll. There are many solutions to prevent drunk driving, but they will only work if we put them into play.
In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident. That almost equates to twenty seven people every single day. Statistics by FBI states that in the year 2011 alone over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Also over 3,952 drivers have been tested positive for drug involvement after they had encountered an accident and escaped with deathly injuries. An even more shocking fact has been put forward by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which stated that on an average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Alcohol has been proven to cause an increase in domestic violence and overall hostility in a family and severely impairs driving skills. Statistically, 70% of drivers over the age of 25 had fatal accidents were under the influence of alcohol in 1994. (Frey, 50) His hostile behavior was constant throughout the novel and proves that he was an
It also had an effect on society with the growing numbers of people who were admitted into the alcohol wards of the hospitals. This affected families because now people who wanted to drink had to do it illegally and many got put in jail if they got caught. This made police officers jobs more difficult because the people who wanted to drink had to do it illegally, and the cops were cracking down. It opened up opportunities for organized crime to start manufacturing and distributing of liquor, while making millions of dollars along the way. All of a sudden drinking was illegal.
Each year, drivers who use cell phones cause 1.6 million car accidents and nearly 330,000 injuries. Considering that cell phones are one of the greatest items to happen, it make stuff easier to accomplish without having to do much effort, communicating with anyone around the world, but there should be a limit when it could endanger other people’s lives. It is not only the phones that drivers are distracted by, it is also foods, drinks, conversing, and listening to loud music. Someone can lose their life due to a simple act such as texting and taking a selfie while driving. There are numerous cases that involve a person getting hurt or worse, killed, thanks to a driver being distracted.
Drinking and Driving The article “11 Facts About Driving Under the Influence” states that every 51 minutes in America, someone’s life is stolen from them due to one’s selfish decision to drive under the influence. This decision does not only affect those of the lives they have deprived, but it leaves family members and close colleagues in pain and agony knowing that one’s ignorant decision, to break the law murdered their loved one. If one understands the facts, that will be stated in this essay, and choose not to drink and drive, then he or she might just save the world, one life at a time. Driving while under the influence is wrong for many reasons. First, when someone chooses to drive under the influence he or she is being selfish, and
Using a cell phone while driving has become increasingly common on our roads today. “Driving while yakking may seem harmless to you,” argues Easterbrook, “but try telling that to the loved ones of the hundreds or even thousands who die each year in totally avoidable phone-related accidents” (A-3). He proposes that there are more methods of catching people carrying out distracted driving. He poses the question, “If automated cameras can issue speeding tickets, why can’t they issue tickets to the owners of cars photographed with a driver using a phone” (A3)? Other potential dangers can even come from the cars themselves
Teen car wrecks are tragic and happen way too often, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in America. In 2013 alone more than 2,163 teens, ages 16-19 were killed and 243,243 were treated in hospitals for injuries due to vehicle crashes. That means six teens died every day as a result of motor vehicle crashes. The huge majority (75 percent) of serious teen driver crashes are due to what officials call “critical errors” One of the biggest culprits is the lack of scanning mirrors and other important spots that are a necessity in order to detect and respond to hazards. Going too fast for road conditions is at fault for a huge chunk of teenage accidents.
What I found to be the most interesting from the reading that most of all car crashes are caused by distracted driving. Most distracted driving accidents are caused by teenagers or people who barley started driving. Distracted driving is caused when either the person who is operating the vehicle is paying attention to something that is going on inside the car or they are taking their attention to an object outside of the vehicle and not paying attention to the road. Over 5,000 distracted driving cases happen each year in the state of Utah. Nearly 3,000 of those cases result in injured persons and 28 result in death.
“Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes,” ("Impaired Driving: Get the Facts | Motor Vehicle Safety | CDC Injury Center"). Drunk driving is the act of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Drunk driving takes over 10,000 lives annually. It is an exceedingly serious and perilous issue that we face here in the United States, and it should not be taken lightly by the government or the public.
Prohibition is the banning of alcohol. America changed its mind though because depression started and murder rates started to rise. When prohibition got passed, a lot of people to get a taste of beer or whiskey back so bad that they were willing to do whatever it took for them to get it. A good majority of these people were gangsters, dope sellers, bootleggers, and racketeers, as shown in document A. They were all types of drunks.
Intoxicated behavior is dangerous and never amusing Don 't ever let your friends drive after drinking. Take away their keys, have them stay the night, have them ride home with someone else, or do whatever else is necessary - but don 't let them drive! Designated Driver Programs save lives Volunteer to be a designated driver. It could save your life and the lives of your friends It 's important to realize that inexperienced drinkers become intoxicated with much less alcohol than do experienced drinkers and are much more likely to have traffic accidents after consuming small amounts alcohol. Even a single drink dramatically increases the chances that a teen-aged driver will have a driving accident.
It’s amazing how many people will still drive distracted, either by texting, talking on the phone, or even not paying attention to what is in front of them. Over 5,000 distracted driver crashes have occurred in Utah in a year. This has resulted in 3,000 injured and almost 20 deaths. Wouldn 't you think that would be enough to make people think and see what is happening? Texting or looking at your phone is now illegal in most states yet so many people still do it.
Impaired driving casualty is out of control. In fact, our highways have become a graveyard. Almost every day, number of deaths and injuries occurred and are reported. Someone pleasure brings tragedy to the family and loved ones. For example, there are drunken driving accidents every day, but this multi death in one family is heartbreaking; a 29 year old drunk driver drives a dark black SUV and killed four innocent people a grandfather and three children under ten years old on Sunday September 27th this year.
This text shows how the lines can become blurred between both a perpetrator and a victim more than the other two. This story all started in 2010 when five male friends became drunk and decided to go for a drive. After a while on the road the driver Brenton Chaplin started going faster and as they approached a corner they were going too fast and the car crashed. One of the boys in the car Leigh Charter was killed in the accident and some of the other people were injured. This accident caused Leigh Charters father Leigh Charter Senior and the rest of the town to hate on the Chaplin family to cause them to almost be victims in that case.