Mothers Against Drunk Driving

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  • Summary: Mothers Against Drunk Driving

    tumultuous history, at best, concerning the United States. From the clear stance against the consumption of alcohol embodied in the temperance movements and the eventual prohibition of alcohol through the eighteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution to the equally clear acceptance of alcohol signified by the repeal of Prohibition through the twenty-first amendment and the proliferation of bars and liquor shops throughout the country, it is apparent that in the U.S. there has been a divide concerning how alcohol and its consumption should be – if at all – regulated. Beyond the general issue of the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol, though, there lies the issues of ‘who should drink how much and…

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  • Repercussions: The Mothers Against Drunk Driving

    home and spend time with her family. Just a few minutes from home, everything turned horrific in a matter of seconds. A drunk driver crossed the centerline and hit her head-on. Rushed to the hospital, she was in critical condition. Family, friends, teammates, and coaches all sitting in the cold waiting room, patiently, waiting to hear the seriousness of her injuries. The doctors eventually got her stable; then it was the…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Amethyst Initiative

    For many years, one of the biggest issues nationwide has been the abuse of alcohol by all age groups; however, this is primarily true for the 18-21 year old age bracket. In 1987, Ronald Reagan and his administration pressured states by threatening local funding cuts. His ultimate goal was for a nationwide minimum legal drinking age of 21 (Tooney, et al, 2009). Supporters of this, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), believed that this law would end drunk driving related deaths. As a…

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  • What Are The Pros And Cons Of Lowering The Drinking Age

    can cause dangerous conditions such as hypothermia. So, it would be very medically irrespirable to put the society’s young adults in danger (“Start”). Another negative outcome is that the average of people driving while intoxicated will most likely rise. In 2013, “nearly one third (31%) of all traffic related deaths in the United States” (“Impaired Driving”). If younger adults, eighteen to twenty, were able to consume alcohol legally, they would be more likely to drive while under the…

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  • Moms Against Drunk Driving Persuasive Speech

    Personally, I think this campaign nailed it when it comes down to advertising the situation of drunk driving and was very successful. Mothers Against Drunk Driving used a different approach towards the topic than most other advertisements do which I believe is one of the reasons this ad is so effective. It not only tells about the harms of drunk driving, but it physically shows the situation that could change your life around if you are involved in it. The advertisements use of pathos makes it…

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  • Impaired Driving Case Study

    United States, it is against the law to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Operating Under the Influence (OUI) are often measured by a driver’s Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). Driving with a BAC level above 0.08 is against the law and may result in criminal penalties such as jail time, probation, community service or mandated rehab (DUI Offense Basics). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Drunk Driving

    the matters on drunk driving and how they can affect people’s lives. In the summary I found in Collins library as stated in the citation above, he reports factual evidence and statistics to show both sides of people who argue with drunk driving and those who said the problem was, “Exaggerated and overregulated.” The debate continues with both sides stating why and why not they agree and disagree with the matter of people driving drunk. Should they continue regulating drivers with sobriety test…

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  • Drunk Driving Movement

    The History of MADD and the Drunk Driving Movement Driving while intoxicated is an issue surrounding many in our society since the invention of the automobile. Although it’s been the topic of countless conversations over the decades, it was consequently the elephant in the room that no one spoke of. However, with the emergence of different awareness movements, such as the victims of drunk driving in the late 1970s and early 1980s, (Rid) Remove Intoxicated Drivers and Mothers Against Drunk…

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  • The Problem Of Drunk Driving

    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…

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  • Sobriety Checkpoint Essay

    In 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes while an additional 290,000 people were injured. That sums up to one death every fifty-two minutes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. Although the number of fatalities has decreased nationally by forty-nine percent, drunk driving remains a crucial issue in the world. If the whole world acknowledges the abysmal outcomes of drunk driving, why is it still a monumental issue? Organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD for short,…

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