Alcohol Impaired Driving Crashes Of The United States

2000 Words May 5th, 2016 8 Pages
Alcohol has been around for years. There has even been a point in time when it was safer than water. As time passed the drink evolved and so did the problems that followed. Addiction, severe health problems, violence, rage, crimes, and even death have been the outcomes to those who fall victim to the beverage. Although the simple solution would be to just ban alcohol all together, I believe adding a system that puts a regulation that can help limit the negatives things caused by it.
Many people who drink may experience lack in basic motor skills even though they believe that they 're fine. The ability to walk a straight line, stand, or even operate a vehicle becomes a matter of life and death. “Alcohol-impaired driving crashes account for approximately one third of all crash fatalities in the United States” (Jewett, Shults, Banerjee, and Bergen 1). Percentage wise this along makes up about thirty-three percent. That number will continue to rise unless action is taken. Jewett, Shults, Banerjee, and Bergen states, “An estimated 4.2 million adults reported at least one alcohol-impaired driving episode in the preceding 30 days, resulting in an estimated 121 million episodes and a national rate of 505 episodes per 1,000 population annually” (1). This is just the United States alone and the number of alcohol related incidents is already in the millions. According the blood alcohol concentration the legally drunk limit is .08 grams. After that number is reached the person is no…
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