Drunk Driving: Disease Control And Prevention

Decent Essays
Drunk Driving
In 2016, a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 29% of fatalities on the road today are caused by drunk driving. The blood alcohol concentration limit in the US is 0.08%,and at this rate and anything over this number, driving is illegal (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Drinking and driving takes many, many lives every year from families, and it needs to be taken more seriously. Being drunk and driving at the same time is a big blur and when drinking and driving, drivers just see things everywhere. When the heat is blasted in the vehicle and soft or country music is playing, it’s actually worse. The warm air will put you to sleep, and when drunk it is easier to have that
…show more content…
This just shows younger teens and kids that it is okay because their parents or relatives do it. This makes many people upset also. Parents or guardians driving under the influence with their kids just makes everything even more dangerous. In 2016, 10,265 people were killed in alcohol-impaired accidents in the US, according to the Insurance Information Institute. All these facts should show people that drunk driving really does kill people. To think that those 10,265 people that were killed this past year had loved ones and people that loved them and they still made the wrong decision. Driving even under a buzz is considered drunk driving, and people think they can handle themselves but drinking enough will impact a person's…show more content…
Kyle Peterson was a graduate of Glidden-Ralston in 2010, and a day after his graduation party he was in a accident. To begin, the truck was rolled over twice, and Kyle was ejected from the driver side window and thrown into a field. After a hour of Kyle being unconscious, he finally could find his cell phone and call his dad. Once his parents got to the scene, they saw everything that unfolded. The truck was mangled, and there were pieces everywhere. The officer said that judging by the marks left on the road, he was traveling about 85 to 95mph when hitting the ditch. Kyle told the officer he swerved for a deer on the road, but that was a lie; he was actually very drunk and still smelled like alcohol. The cop tested him, and he was still one and a half over legal limit from the wreck. He got charged with reckless driving, Minor in Possession, and Driving Under Influence. According to Matthew Chambers from Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BOTS), a 0.08 blood alcohol concentration is limit for determining if drivers are driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Walking away from the crash Kyle had a broken arm, lacerations to head, and a lower broken rib. This is one story of many about a family going through one terrifying night after receiving a call at 2 am from their son. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Get Access