The Pros And Cons Of Mothers Against Drunk Driving

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Imagine a line of dead and mangled bodies stretching for twenty-five miles- 25,000 corpses. That is the number of victims of drunk driving every year. Many families go through hell because of stupidity from drunk drivers. Every day, 28 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, that’s one death every 51 minutes. In conclusion, drunk driving can kill the ones you love and it should be put to a stop.
Drunk driving can be easily prevented, it just takes a few steps. There are many non-profit organizations that are against drinking while driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is one of them. Candy Lightner founded this organization after her daughter was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver. The year Lightner founded MADD, more people died from drunk drivers than the number of people who died in a war. Today, those fatalities have been cut in half. The mission of Mothers
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommends lowering the legal blood-alcohol level to 0.05 percent. Research showed impairment in drivers with alcohol levels above that, increasing the likelihood of an accident. The agency also recommended that states require breathalyzers for all DWI offenders. The driver must exhale into the breathalyzer before starting his/her car; if their blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, the engine won’t start. There are also safety steps that you, as an individual can take. For example, the safe rides program provides safe rides home for people who have had too much to drink. They may involve free taxi services or volunteers that are connected to an organization. In some places, even the police will take a person home. If you don’t have a safe rides program where you live, you can have one of your friends be your designated driver or you could call your parents. There are many ways you can get home safely after a night of drinking, so why risk

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