Persuasive Speech: How Drunk Driving Has Changed My Life

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I confuse you, I cause you to stop thinking straight, you become careless, your vision blurs, your speech slurs, your judgment becomes impaired, you may go unconscious, or black out, even worse, into a coma, but the scariest thing about me is that I have the power to drastically damage and change your life forever in three main ways: physically, mentally and emotionally. I’m just a bottle of alcohol, there’s honestly nothing special about me. “Do not even think of driving that vehicle with me in your system.” Anyone could repeat those same words over and over again yet there would still be thousands of intoxicated drivers on the roads not thinking straight and making careless errors These are the types of careless errors that cause fatal accidents …show more content…
I was the cause of the death of a loved one, because of the fact that I had been consumed before the driver got in the car, you have lost someone so special to you. Drunk driving is a huge issue that should not be ignored. Drunk driving. Those two words are so short yet represent a horrible act of immaturity and selfishness, which makes me think three things that I will address in my essay: first of all, how people, mainly teens, are so willing to do anything it takes to fit in with society, even if it means doing something so irresponsible such as driving under my influence, secondly, how it is so easy to avoid dangerous drunk driving situations, and finally how drinking me may change your life in a horrible way, as well as the side effects and consequences of consuming …show more content…
To feel a sense of satisfaction for a few hours? To lose complete control of your body? It is important to be smart about drinking and make the right decisions, ones that won’t impact your life in a horribly negative way. Drunk driving is 110% preventable and it is something that is completely up to you. Risk your life and others around you or make smart choices that will not hurt anyone. We need to be the ones to put an end to drunk driving. We need to end this madness of killing people who were innocent and had so much life left in them. Society must save the young lives that chose to put their egos and themselves at risk on the daily. Society has an enormous impact on the lives of teenagers and must learn to stand up to driving under my influence. Once again, I am just a bottle of alcohol, I have absolutely no value when it comes to saving lives and preventing serious damage to people in our society. Don’t you dare get in that vehicle and drive it with me in your system. It is better to be “looked down upon” by your society than to be the main cause of a fatality and a sense of guilt and regret for the rest of your

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