Essay on The Problem Of Drunk Driving

2038 Words Dec 4th, 2015 9 Pages
Overview

Drunk Driving has been a problem in America almost since cars have been invented. One of the first cars ever built in America was in Massachusetts in 1893, but by 1897 a 27 year old taxi driver by the name of George Smith was arrested for the first ever DUI after crashing his cab into a building (history). In recent years, unfortunately, driving under the influence has a remained a huge problem in the United States, one third of all fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian and two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime (nhsta). That means that people that you know will probably end up driving under the influence at some point in their lives, putting peoples lives at a high risk. So who is driving under the influence? Gender plays a role in the equation, according to a study, males were shown to be more likely to drive under the influence than females. Also, certain ages tend to be more prone to this behavior with ages 21-25 being the most likely. Another scary fact is that most DUI offenders have driven drunk 80 times before being caught and also the Transportation Research Board showed that 50 - 75% of people arrested for DUI will keep driving after their license is suspended (SR22). These numbers clearly show how big of an issue this is today. Personally knowing people in this situation myself I believe more action definitely needs to be taken to really change people thoughts and attitudes about drunk…

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