Essay about The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving

754 Words Apr 9th, 2016 4 Pages
Drinking and driving in the United States has become a serious problem that needs to be stopped before it gets out of hand. Driving any sort of vehicle requires for one’s full attention, when a person is under the influence their senses do not work at their full potential causing for horrific accidents to happen. Alcohol is a depressant that affect an individual’s vision, coordination, reaction time, multitasking ability, judgement, and decision making, which is all necessary for the safety of a driver and those who surround him/her. The consequences for drinking and driving are big for both the driver and anyone who shares the road with him/her. Drunk driving is simply not a mistake, it is a choice; therefore, if a person is caught drinking and driving they must pay the price or a victim will. When a person drinks and drives they are putting not only their lives at risk, but those around them as well. According to a study done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “28 people die every day in The United States due to an alcohol impaired driver, which is the equivalent to one death every 53 minutes.” Studies say that younger people, ages 21 to 44, run a bigger risk of being involved in a drunk accident than older people do; as a matter of fact, three out of every 10 individuals who were involved in a drunk accident were between the ages of 21 to 24 (“Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). The sad reality of it is that most of the time, the ones who…

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