Essay The Problem Of Drunk Driving

1059 Words Mar 28th, 2016 null Page
Drunk Driving is defined as: Operating a motor vehicle while one 's blood alcohol content is above the legal limit set by statute, which supposedly is the level at which a person cannot drive safely. State statutes define the legal limit to be between .08 and .10 depending on what state you’re in. Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. That equates to 27 people every day. That comes to a total of at least 9,855 deaths in a year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 32% of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. As of right now, in society the total number of drunk driving accidents is slowly but surely increasing and if nothing is done about it, it’ll result in a tragic amount of deaths and injuries. Drunk drivers are extremely dangerous not just to oneself but to society as well. That is why one serious solution to this societal epidemic is to create a portion of the driving test where drivers will be required to be at least ten beers deep and while drunk they must drive through a set of cones, if any cone is slightly hit the testee will fail to receive their license. Drunken driving tends to have many causes and effects, some of these effects deter harm upon others who aren’t partaking in the illegal activity; that is why this is such a huge issue. The most obvious cause of drunken driving is containing a blood alcohol content above the legal limit, while operating a motor vehicle.…

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