Drunk Driving: Negative Consequences Of Drinking And Driving

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Both of the videos that were shown in class deal with drinking and driving or texting and driving and the major negative consequences that they can lead to. In the video “Coppell Shattered Dreams 2017” it talks about how all of the little moments in your life lead you to one life altering moment. The teenagers in the video lived ordinary lives, they attended school as high school seniors, hanged out with friends, imagined and planned what prom would be like. Overall, they experienced the high school life. Like normal teenagers, they wanted to have fun and go to a party, and for most teenagers having fun at a party usually involves drinking alcohol. One of the teenagers in the video said “partying doesn't make you a bad person, lots of our friends …show more content…
Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States that continues to take the lives of thousands each year and continues to be a serious threat to everyone. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015, statistics have shown that in the year 2014, 9,967 people were killed in drunk driving crashes. Every 90 seconds a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. In 2012, 239 child passengers under the age of 15 were killed in drunk driving crashes, a total of 1,168 children age 14 and younger were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/FARS. Alcohol has damaging effects on the brain. Difficult walking, blurred vision, slowed reaction times are all effects short term effects of alcohol on the brain. Long term effects of alcohol on the brain includes WKS ( Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome), which is on the worst effects of alcohol on the brain. WKS causes amnesia, which causes the loss of the ability to create memories and loss of previously-formed memories. Drinking heavy can cause serious effects on one's mental capacity to drive, therefore people should not drink and then chose to

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