The Effects Of Alcohol On The Country And Alcohol Essay

1093 Words Dec 10th, 2016 5 Pages
The world has never been a more dangerous and frightening place to live in than today. Recent events show crime is on the rise across the country and alcohol seems to play a major role in contributing to deadly and reckless decisions. Classified as a highly addictive drug, alcohol affects more than seventeen million people in the United States and has formed a close relationship with illegal offenses such as robbery, sexual assault, and homicide. When alcohol is present, situations often result in terrible consequences. Alcohol alone is dangerous. But what happens when irresponsible drinking meets driving? When a person gets behind the wheel intoxicated and decides it is okay to kill? Sadly, this happens every night. Over the years, there have been thousands of vehicle accidents and homicides due to drunk driving. Although efforts have been made to reduce drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter rates are rapidly increasing and quickly taking the lives of innocent victims. Driving under the influence of alcohol came long before automobiles were invented. Believe it or not, as soon as a man climbed on an animal and began riding, there have been drunken horse, elephant, and camel riders. Drinking and sailing was also very common. After automobiles were first introduced to the United States in the 1890s, there were no vehicle laws or regulations implemented against drunk driving. It was not until 1930 when Indiana was the first state to enforce the Blood Alcohol Content, or…

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