These crashes injure or even kill teens and others on the road. Teen drunk driving crashes wouldn’t be as common if it wasn’t for parents providing alcohol for their teens. Which is why they need to stop to prevent these accidents. Alcohol, no matter who’s drinking, can alter a person’s health. “Mounting research suggests that alcohol causes more damage to the developing brains of teenagers than was previously thought, injuring them significantly more than it does adult brains” (Butler n.p).
Gauteng Mother, Precious Matsmello, who tried for years to have a baby was hit with a new trauma when a drunk driver crashed into their informal settlement, killing 3 children, including her six-year-old-son, and leaving a forth child suffering with head injuries. The driver was then beaten to death by a mob of furious community members. Drunk driving a very prominent problem that teenagers and young adults tend to neglect in South Africa and worldwide on a daily basis. According to statistics South Africa has the most drunk-driving related deaths than anywhere else in the world, with a 26.6% chance of dying on the roads. I have chosen to report on this shameful issue in order to raise awareness and educate those listening about the significance of drunk driving and the consequences South Africans face everyday.
In Ford 's "Optimists" it tells the story of the protagonist Frank and his family. On this significant night, Frank 's father, Roy, returns home early after encountering the death of a man. When he returns home stricken with fear, he sees his wife has company over, Penny and Boyd Mithcell. Boyd begins an argument with Roy, as he is drunk, and in doing so infuriates Roy to the point where he hits him. When Roy hits Boyd it knocks him to his death, changing the family 's whole world.
Charley Benetto was a man from a broken family. His father left him unannounced out of parental divorce and let his family suffer with his absence. Growing up with a father that sells aclohol for a living caused him to inhibit drinking habits, which partially became a reason of his seperation between his own wife and daughter. Things got worse when he received news about his uninvited daughter’s wedding through the phone. Furious, Charley went on a drunken rampage and drove recklessly.
1) In South Africa, each year, 18 000 people are killed by drunk drivers or drinking and driving and 150 000 are severely injured. Every day, 45 people die and 410 are injured, with 25 people becoming paralyzed from drunk drivers and Drinking and driving. Out of 100 000 people, 43 are killed on the road in South Africa. Road crashes are the main cause for death in the youth, age 5 – 29 and alcohol abuse while driving results in 65% of deaths and injuries in South Africa each year. 2) There are many reasons why drinking alcohol and driving is bad but the most important reasons are that it affects your peripheral vision and decision making ability’s.
“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.
Wuornos grandfather beat her and her grandmother was an alcoholic. When she was just 11 years old she started trading sexual favors for money, beer, cigarettes. She suffered through this for a few years and at the age of 14 years old, she was given up for adoption, but soon after she was kicked out of the house. During this time she was spending more time way from the house and traveling alone around the country under assumed names and living in the woods. In the early 1980’s Wuornos found out that her brother died of cancer, this is when she moved to Florida and began working as a prostitute.
Raped To Death Jealousy can indeed be lethal and polygamy can sometimes work against you. In July 2012, Uroko Onoja, a Nigerian was raped to death by his six wives. He was bonking his youngest wife when the other five wives descended on him with sharpened sticks and knives. The five were also demanding to sleep with him. Unfortunately, Onoja dropped dead before the last wife could enjoy her fair turn.
This issue got everyone really worried, sad, but also mad because every single day that passed, his kids, wife, and even his elderly parents kept telling him to stop smoking. What made his situation worse was that not only he smoked, but he also drank alcohol every single night. That made his liver get really useless and in a bad condition. He used to get really drunk, but he claimed that the reason why he smoked and drank, was just to lower his stress down. Like every other family, his family had economic problems which cause the main fights and arguments.
From that day, he gets to know Mr Burke daughter, Mary. The next shift of the night, he paired with a religious guy, Marcus who recused the drug addict at a club who overdose the heroin. Frank had tried to delay answering the call from headquaters and he asked to get fired from his captain but he still couldn’t cure his guiltiness because he can’t rescue anyone in a month. The next shift of the night, he paired with another colleague, Marcus the violence guy. Frank had saved Cy who gets impaled on the railing and that was the time he had saved someone in a month.