Driving after drinking is deadly, but yet thousands of people still choose to do it every day. When someone makes this decision, they are not only putting themselves at risk, but everyone around them as well. The visual presents an effective argument because it provides an emotional appeal, accurate sound and color techniques when the vehicles hit and clear evidence as to why the accident was caused and a great representation as to why drinking and driving is never a smart decision.
Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. All of which are abilities essential to safely operating a vehicle. (NHTSA, 2017) Driving under the influence (DUI) …show more content…
In 2014, there were 9,967 people killed in these preventable crashes. In fact, on average, over 10,000 people have died each year (2010 to 2014) in drunk-driving crashes. Of the 1,070 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2014, 209(19%) involved an alcohol impaired driver. Of the 209 child passengers, over half (116) were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver. (CDC, 2017) Charges range from misdemeanors to felony offenses, and penalties for impaired driving can include driver’s license revocation, fines, and jail time. It’s also extremely expensive. A first-time offense can the driver cost upwards of $20,000 in fines and legal fees. Some states also require offenders to have a breath test device that attaches to their car so before they start it, they have to blow and their BAC must be below .02 or the car won’t start. (NHTSA, 2017)
Drinking and driving is never a good decision and has many consequences, lots of which can be fatal for the person driving and the other surrounding people. After all the fatalities, damage to other property, and money spent cleaning up tMake the choice to not drink and drive, save lives, and not have to live with guilt and regret because of one bad