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    States, with 2,500 in California alone (Phillips). On May 3rd of 1980, that number had risen as the life of Cari Lightner was taken by a repeat drunk driving offender, whose actions caused him to lose control. However, what he didn’t know, was his unforgivable actions were the cause of a life-saving phenomenon. Candy Lightner, Cari’s mother, was infuriated by the tiny amount of consequence the man had received after taking her beloved Cari’s life, and decided that the underestimated laws against drunk driving were not enough to guarantee that the punished killers wouldn't strike again. So, with the help of friends and family, she took charge. On September fifth of 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) took the world by storm when it was…

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    Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD was founded in 1980 by Candy Lighter, whose daughter was tragically killed by a drunk driver. MADD is an organization to help reduce drunk driving traffic fatalities. There are numerous anti drunk driving commercials out there, but I believe this on is the best, which is named Best MADD Anti DUI commercial ever on YouTube. It is the best because the organization’s use of ethos, pathos, and logos create an effective call to action for viewers to make more…

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    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…

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    Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD was founded in 1980 by Candy Lighter, whose daughter was tragically killed by a drunk driver. MADD is an organization to help reduce drunk driving traffic fatalities. There are numerous anti drunk driving commercials out there, but I believe this on is the best, which is named Best MADD Anti DUI commercial ever on YouTube. It is the best because the organization’s use of ethos, pathos, and logos create an effective call to action for viewers to make more…

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    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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    year who drive drunk. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) Canada is a social movement that was formed in 1989 to informed the community about how many persons are injured from drunk driving. MADD Canada aims at changing the rules of impaired driving to better society. They want individuals to become aware of the penalties that can be imposed if you do drive drunk; such as a fine and/or imprisonment. Their goal is to reduce the amount of drunk driving that occurs in Canada (and worldwide).…

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    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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    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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    Teenagers have earned all of their adult responsibilities by the age of 18, except drinking. According to Edgar Snyder, a lawyer graduated from Pennsylvania University and University of Pittsburgh School of Law, there are 11 million underaged drinkers in the United States. Snyder also states that one-third of all the deaths of people from the age of 16-20 is driving deaths. Teenagers are already drinking by the time they reach the age of 18. Legalizing it would mean that teenagers would be more…

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    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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