Essay on The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

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This article talks about the statistic and the affects Drinking and driving have on the community. It shows that traffic crashes which had fatalities were more likely to be as a result of alcohol especially in young people. The amount of money and time spent on these efforts to decrease this number is a result of congress passing a bill authorizing more than 17 billion dollars in effort to fight this drinking and driving problem. Some of the money was used for setting up a various programs on the televisions, in the newspapers, around communities as well as numerous research projects (Blitstein, 2008). More younger adults in 2008 was the cost of fatal accidents and a fourth of them was alcohol related (USDOT).

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It may be the person’s great ancestors who were alcoholics and no one else in the immediate family was affected by there ancestors alcoholism. It is impossible to predict who may be suffering from this disease, because its strikes quickly and can be very deadly. Alcoholism normally begins when young people are just hanging out and having a good time. Normally the conditions occur when an individual is trying to impress others by showing how much they are able to drink, or when adults just want to have a few to relax after a hard days work or an event filled weekend. Neither of these individuals thought drinking could turn into a problem for them or they couldn’t lose control however, they didn’t know their limits or know when to quit. People who experience this never realize that down the road when things are getting bad drinking would make life a living hell. Normally a person never realizes they have a problem with alcohol until they get a DUI or are involved in other criminal activity. Many people cannot react well with alcohol in their bodies and that is where the problem starts. The effects of drinking alcohol depend on many sources; how it affects you body, your weight, and your body’s tolerance are just a few. Most people drink just to be social but it turns more serious like drunk driving. The first stage in controlling the abuse of alcohol is to realize there is a problem (Martin, 673). Drunk driving

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