Persuasive Speech : Drunk And Drive

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1.Introduction 1.Don’t Drink and Drive! I’m sure everyone has heard this expression before. However, it really is important and people need to start taking it more seriously. Not only can this topic affect many people, it can also affect your life personally. 2.Thesis: This is very important because people die every day from this issue, there is a logical prevention, and just one person can make a huge difference. I want to talk to you about how big of a problem this actually is and how we can fix it. I am also going to tell you a story about a young lady whose life was affected dramatically by a drunk driver.
1. I would like to start by just stating a few statistics related to drunk driving.
According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, someone dies every 53 minutes due to an alcohol-impaired driver. Money is also an issue that plays a part in drinking and driving. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 44 billion dollars are spent every year due to drunk driving. In 2014, 872,184 people were arrested for driving under the influence. It is stated on that 39,743 of those arrested were in North Carolina. These are just a few of the many statistics related to drunk driving and driving while under the influence. Drunk driving is reported on (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to affect 2 out of every 3 people in some way. Drunk driving causes so many deaths. It would be very

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