Drunk driving in the United States

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  • Drunk Driving In The United States

    The United States of America is in a predicament in terms of on the road accidents. Throughout the years, the percentages of motor vehicle accidents have been on the rise. This problem has been brought up many times to the general public. Unfortunately very few people have given this problem the attention it needs, while most people just turn a blind eye to the situation at hand. A majority of the percentages are from accidents caused by driving under the influence. A research study has shown that “over 10,000 persons in the United States general population have were killed as a result of alcohol impaired driving crashes in 2010”. (Scheck, Hoffmann, Proctor, and Couilou, 2013). There are many programs from public health that tries to deal with…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Drunk Driving

    Could installing devices in all new cars to keep drunk drivers from starting the engine, as car companies may do over the next 15 years, stop as many as 85% of all the car deaths caused by alcohol in the United States? Some reports say tens of thousands of lives could be saved, as well as billions of dollars lost from costs related to injuries. Current Technology--an IID--and the Law Many states, including Minnesota, Michigan, Florida, and Iowa mandate an interlock device for those who have…

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  • Summary: The Consequences Of Drinking And Driving

    Drinking and driving in the United States has become a serious problem that needs to be stopped before it gets out of hand. Driving any sort of vehicle requires for one’s full attention, when a person is under the influence their senses do not work at their full potential causing for horrific accidents to happen. Alcohol is a depressant that affect an individual’s vision, coordination, reaction time, multitasking ability, judgement, and decision making, which is all necessary for the safety of a…

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  • Drunk Driving Speech

    When hearing the phrase drunk driving, one often thinks of despair, tragedy, even death. But what exactly factors into it? And why are drunk drivers still a problem if police know they are out there? What are authorities doing to try and end the epidemic that is drunk driving? The National Department of Transportation says that about one-third of drunk drivers arrested or convicted are repeat offenders. Considering that 1.1 Million people were arrested for driving under the influence in 2014,…

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  • Cause And Effect Essay On Drunk Driving

    In the United states alone we have more drunk driving deaths, people in this country put people in danger by getting behind the wheel of a car while impaired. Cops set up roadblocks from time to time to catch whoever might be driving impaired mostly on holidays like the 4th of July or Christmas. Everyday in America about 28 people are killed in drunk driving traffic accidents and about 10,076 people were killed in 2013 in drunk driving accidents. This is an issue that needs to be stopped and…

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  • Drunk Drivers Case Study

    Drivers who drive under the influence take many individuals’ lives. If you take the risk to drive drunk, then you should be liable off all actions that you will be accounted for, by which mean take full responsibility of their actions. The reasons they need to take responsibility is they account for a large amount of unsuspected deaths. Just like Zane. Zane was a three-year-old little boy just beginning his life when a drunk driver fatally hit his father, when his family was traveling home. His…

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  • Drunk Driving Research Paper

    role in contributing to deadly and reckless decisions. Classified as a highly addictive drug, alcohol affects more than seventeen million people in the United States and has formed a close relationship with illegal offenses such as robbery, sexual assault, and homicide. When alcohol is present, situations often result in terrible consequences. Alcohol alone is dangerous. But what happens when irresponsible drinking meets driving? When a person gets behind the wheel intoxicated and decides it is…

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  • Driving While Impaired

    around them. The drunk driver begins to view the world as a blur, and they are not able to think properly. “On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime” ("Driving While Impaired -- Alcohol and Drugs”). One moment the driver is on the highway going home and boom! The next he has hit the front of an S.U.V, that contains a family of six. The driver is under the influence and caused this accident because he is on the wrong side of the road. Suddenly he…

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  • Drunk Driving Solution

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD, in the article “MADD-Drunk Driving,” “290,000 people are injured from drunk driving accidents yearly”. Out of those 290,000 people, about 10,000 people are killed from drinking and driving (Impaired Driving: Get the Facts). The loss of 10,000 people yearly could be prevented, only of people could make one choice. This choice affects 290,000 people yearly. The choice is to not drink and drive. Drunk driving is a problem all around the world…

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  • Persuasive Essay About Drinking And Driving

    and driving, Heit). Texting while driving are never okay in any circumstance. Drinking and driving becomes very dangerous for yourself and the people on the roads around you. Many people think that sending a message at the stop light is not causing harm. Most of the time it is not, but the person not paying attention can easily hit another car. Some people think that if they have only had a few alcoholic beverages that they will be okay to ride to the gas station or a fast food restaurant.…

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