Persuasive Essay: The Dangers Of Drunk Driving

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A friend picks you up and you guys head to a party. You both plan and agree since it’s his car, he will be the designated driver. You arrive at the party and you start to have a good time and drink a few alcoholic drinks. You start to notice you are becoming intoxicated and the party is almost over. You go and look for your friend and find him finishing up a shot of tequila. You are not aware of how much he drank all night or how drunk he is, but you know he should not be driving. He sees you, says “Let’s go”, grabs his keys, and heads to his car. What should you do? Do you refuse to let him drive and take the keys away? Call a cab for the both of you, or do you keep quiet and let him drive? If you decide not to stop him and let him drive, and he gets into a car accident or worse a fatal car accident, would you be ok with that? Now let’s say, there is a law that would hold you equally responsible for any crimes or incidents that could be committed. Would you decide to take the keys away now? There currently is no law that …show more content…
That is 1 death every 48 minutes. Fortunately, over the last 20 years the fatalities in drunk driving has slowly decreased. Since 1982, fatalities due to drunk driving is down by 52%. It is also 31% down since 1991 and since 2004 it has decreased by 24%. But this is still way too many fatalities for an action that can be stopped (Dagat, J). “In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Of the 9,967 people 15% people had passengers riding w/driver with BAC. 0.08+ which is 1,511 people (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). Imagine the decrease in percentages if passengers, whether they are sober or not, would also be responsible for the crime of drunk driving and the incidents of them and not just charged with a slap on the wrist of reckless

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