Many high school parties are filled with alcohol and other drugs, and if under the influence, driving becomes dangerous for themselves and everyone else on the road. Driving under the influence is also illegal and the cause of many deaths every year. The curfew would prevent many teenagers from going and partying while also keeping themselves safe from the driving under the influence. The opposition of the curfew believes that the curfew only interferes with the busy lives of teens who have late extracurricular activities.
If one of your friends is drunk you should not get into the car with them, instead you should not let them drive while under the influence. You should take the keys out of the ignition and you should be the one to take them home. If you do not do this your friend could be involved in a serious crash and they could have injured or killed a family. So help keep drunk drivers off the roads. In the essay “Drunk Driving-the dangers” the author stated, “Alcohol-related accidents are so prevalent, an estimated 40 percent of all persons in the United States will be involved in a traffic mishap blamed on alcohol at some point in their lives.”
Normal, immoral, and deviant drunk drivers. (Lars Fynbo 2014) People who have been arrested for DUI have had car accidents or have been involved in illegal things. (Lars Fynbo 2014) Deviant drunk drivers have been involved in burglaries, selling drugs, or have been arrested for domestic violence.
Despite the strict sanctions placed to curb it, drunk driving continues to be an unwavering predicament in most states. The number of offenders taken to custody by the police is rising by the day; with matters being made worse by the escalating number of underage drinkers. Many solutions have been put forth in an effort to reduce drunk driving and consequently reduce the number of road carnages. The persistence of the problem however calls for improved solutions. This paper forms a discussion on drunk driving and current prevention strategies; and proposes solutions to the unrelenting problem.
Reading the statistics about the amount of crashes, injuries, and deaths that occur daily and annually really surprised me. When you get in a vehicle, you 're responsible for anything that might happen while you are driving. You might not always be able to prevent other cars crashing onto you, but you should do what you can to prevent becoming the irresponsible driver. People should learn and be reminded to drive responsibly and carefully so that they do their part in decreasing the number of crashes. Some of the statistics that surprised me were the ones concerning teens.
The prohibition of alcohol disrupted the way Americans were used to living. All of a sudden drinking was illegal. This was supported by some, and it irritated many. It opened up opportunities for organized crime to start manufacturing and distributing of liquor, while making millions of dollars along the way. 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.
The commissioner disobeying the laws created problem for all because the men that gatsby and Rothstein harmed while the police knew where and when they were at places. The men who gave passes some people which spiked the drinking surge more than before the act. The newly illegal alcohol market has to part: the makers and the buyers. The buyers are always forgotten in this market such as Tom and Daisy. Tom condemns Gatsby of making his money illegally, while he is spending his illegally.
Texting while driving should stop because we are killing millions of lives, you are also hurting yourself by texting and driving. Texting while driving is distracting and increases the risk of crashes.¨Texting while driving is very dangerous and it also exceeds what we see with someone who´s driving drunk. “The reason the deadly accidents are happening is because they are not looking on the road ,they are not staying in there lane , and they are missing traffic. In addition,” That combination of the three , the visual , the manual ,and the cognitive distraction. “When you take your eyes off the road , and hands off the steering wheel, and your mind off driving it 's a deadly mix.”
With the next big population after the baby boom, there is many teenagers doing underage drinking. That is already a crime itself, but harming others and yourself adds on to why the punishments should be much ascetic. We need to stop the younger generation before they can create the mistakes that hurt everyone. As the generation is young they have much to look forward to; post secondary paths, jobs, family, etc. When the consequence involves a charge as large as murder, no one wants that on their permanent record as it affects their future ability to retain jobs or enter certain programs in the future.
Therefore, legislation should ban smoking in cars carrying children under the age of eighteen. By smoking while carrying children in the car, parents, guardians, or other adults neglect the adolescent passengers from their right to live without secondhand smoke-induced health complications. Sadly, children may disagree with their parents smoking, but they do not have a choice but to live with their guardian’s habit. Doctors have shared chilling stories about parents exposing their children to tobacco use.
21 and older: not younger Image being called at midnight being told your child died in a car accident because of a drunk driver. As a matter of fact, an estimated of 5,000 people under the age of twenty-one die every year from drunk driving (NIH). Why would we allow more younger groups of people to drink, if they have already shown that they are irresponsible? The drinking age should not be lowered to eighteen because it encourages reckless behavior, causes developmental issues, and teenagers are not mature enough.
When I was a teenager, the cool thing to do was hang out with friends, party, and drink alcohol, so I thought. My friends and I would tend to follow the crowd and it seemed to always lead to trouble. I was only 14 years old the night it all began. At the time, I could not drive so my friends came and picked me up, we all went to a house party and alcohol was there. Because we were senseless and easily influenced, we decided to try some to fit in.
Having a couple of drinks with friends after a long day at work seems to be okay. At first, it is just one then before you know it you have had three beers. Three beers? It does not seem like a big number. You should be okay to drive?