Responsible Driving Essay

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Responsible Driving

     "Imagine a crowd of 44,000 people in the stands at a World Series or
Super Bowl game. A television camera scans the individual faces --- some exuberant, some anxious --- all sports fans out for a good time.
     As many people as are in that crowd will die in highway accidents this year. More than half of those accidents will involve alcohol, alone or in combination with other drugs. A disproportionate number of the dead will be young, between the ages of 15 and 24. One group, 16 year olds, will be in 40% of all the singl-car, alcohol related crashes" (Knox 19).
     This statement shows the high risk and number of fatalities
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Illegal drugs such as marijuana make you drowsy.
     Drugs have an affect on driving but Alcohol is much more abused while driving. 45% of all auto-deaths are teens. Of those 60% had been drinking.
Alcohol slows down reaction time, and blurs judgement rendering the driver incapable of operating a vehicle safely (Knox 22). Alcohol is not thought of as a drug but it is...actualy its one of the most powerful. It changes the way people think and feel and if you become addicted can cause major problems in your life. Alcohol is often forced upon by peer presure. If it happens to you just say NO and leave. Also you never want to drive with someone you know whos drunk. I you cant get another ride call someone else, remeber this is your life at stake (Kenel 22). If alcohol is used with other combinations of any drug, the effects are multiplied by the regular effects.
     Drugs arent the only thing that effect your driving. Emocions also greatly affect your ability to drive. If you have to drive at an emmocional time learn to control them. Maintain a mature attitude, Identify bad sittuations, plan ahead, expect the other person to make a mistake and never get mad at another driver because of something else that made you upset or depressed. All emocions such as anger, fear, joy, or sadness have the power to focus all your attention on one thing. Whatever the emocion is, it can

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