The Problem Of Drinking And Driving

1608 Words Mar 29th, 2016 7 Pages
There are many problems in the world, but I am only going to focus on one major one. Drinking and driving, the percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991 (“Teen Drinking and Driving”). One in ten high schoolers drink and drive (“Teen Drinking and Driving”). Young drivers (ages 16-20) are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% than when they have not been drinking (“Teen Drinking and Driving”). Adults and teenagers think it okay to still drink and drive, because people believe they are less drunk than they actually are (“ReachOut.com”). If someone is drinking and they end up getting drunk, in their head, they believe they can do more than what they actually can do. They feel confident they can drive extra carefully and avoid an incident (“ReachOut.com”). They believe that while they are driving drunk, they can be careful about it and not get caught or get in an accident, but when you are drunk, you have absolutely no control over your body at all. So if you are driving while intoxicated, your body can take over and you 'll have no control over what you 're doing. Their ability to rationalize is suppressed, leading them to make rash decisions ("ReachOut.com"). They want to escape personal problems ("ReachOut.com"). They are trying to forget what is on their mind. They are ashamed or afraid to call someone to pick them up ("ReachOut.com"). In other words they are afraid…

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