The Problem Of Drinking And Driving Essay

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Why is it that in the U.S. so many americans participate in drinking and driving, an event which could eventually end up becoming a deadly accident? The government may say that they are taking care of the problem, but the simple truth is clear. Drinking and driving, which affects the driver’s vision and reactions to the environment, is very dangerous and not in order to care for the predicament more preventative action needs to be taken. Thanks to drinking and driving, many families and loved ones are dead or heartbroken from the dangerous effects of someone choosing to drive home drunk.
It all starts when a partygoer drinks his first glass of alcohol. The alcohol slithers through the digestive system and enters the bloodstream, giving a quick, sensational buzz. After the alcohol had entered the bloodstream, the liver is the only organ capable of breaking down and digesting the alcohol. “The liver can only break down a certain amount of alcohol per hour, which for an average person is around one standard drink” (What happens when you drink alcohol?)
The percent amount of alcohol in the body’s system is determined by its Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). In the year 1999 “most states set the BAC limit at .10, while the limit in 15 states and DC was .08” (Royals 61). The legal amount of BAC can now no longer be higher than 0.08% in all states. That is the equivalent of around 3-6 glasses of beer depending on gender, weight, and the size of the glass (Are You Legally…

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