Drunk Driving Essay

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  • Drunk Driving And Driving

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    Throughout the United States, drunk driving is responsible for 28 deaths per day and nearly 10,000 deaths per year. In some states like Utah, there is a push to lower the legal intoxication limit from 0.08 BAC to 0.05 BAC. In Massachusetts, there is a push to get ignition interlock devices into cars to prevent people that are under the influence of alcohol from getting behind the wheel. Combining these two aspects to clamp down on drunk driving would be considered strict enforcement of laws. There

  • Characteristics Of Drunk Driving

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    Drunk Driving Although situations differ and each person is unique, some common traits have been identified among drunk drivers. In the study "personality traits and mental health of severe drunk drivers in Sweden", 162 Swedish DUI offenders of all ages were studied to find links in psychological factors and characteristics. There are a wide variety of characteristics common among DUI offenders which are discussed, including: "anxiety, depression, inhibition, low assertiveness, neuroticism and

  • The Death Of Drunk Driving

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    Drinking and Driving has been around just as long as drugs have, yet drunk driving takes more lives than drugs do per year. Last year in 2014, 9967 people were killed in car crashes. There was 3464 cocaine related deaths during the same period. Stricter drinking and driving laws were only put into law after the Carollton bus disaster happened. In 1988 a drunk driver driving the wrong way in Kentucky hit a school bus where 27 people died and dozens more were injured. In the aftermath, Mothers Against

  • Drunk Driving

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    Should Drunk Drivers be Imprisoned on the First Offense? Have you or someone you love been affected by a drunk driver? If you have, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people have experienced this same pain all around the world. Though some people do not believe drunk driving is a serious crime, ultimately the amount of deaths and injuries, repeat offenders, and the success of other country’s laws prove that it is a very real and constant crime. If the drivers were not imprisoned on the first

  • Drunk Driving

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    Each year more than 5,000 people have been killed due to drunk driving accidents. Do we want to be involved in these accidents? There are a lot of arguments whether drunk drivers should be imprisoned on their offence, we do come across accidents caused by drunk driving in newspapers and we think it was unaccounted for but the rates of drunk driving can be reduced if the drunk drivers are jailed on their offence Most adults enjoy having a drink or two, especially during the weekend, however a drink

  • Preventing Drunk Driving Essay example

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    alcohol-related driving accidents, although they make up only 14% of the U.S. population. On any given weekend evening, one in 10 drivers on America's roads has been drinking and according to the latest statistics, in a family of five the prospect of you or someone in your family being involved in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident in their lifetime, is an astounding 200 percent. That's a lot of tragic, meaningless deaths that could actually have been avoided. Drunk driving is a serious problem

  • Drunk Driving And Drunk Drivers

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    killed in drunk driving incidents. Out of those people, 65% (6,515) were drivers, 27% (2,724) were passengers, and 8% (837) were non-passengers (“Drunk Driving Statistics”). Over half of those fatalities (67.1%) involved blood alcohol levels over .15% (“Drunk Driving Statistics”). The legal blood-alcohol content is .08%. Drunk driving caused 31% of deaths in car crashes in 2013 (“Drunk Driving Statistics”). In 2012, 402 people were killed by alcohol impairment in North Carolina (“Drunk Driving Statistics”)

  • Drunk Drivers And Drunk Driving

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    While I have never personally been involved in a crash caused by drunk driving, as a firefighter I have approached the aftermath of many. The worst drunk driving accident I have witnessed was a car that had rolled three times. The guy flew out the front window, leaving deep cuts all over his head. Because he was intoxicated, he tried to get up and move around, oblivious to his injuries or pain. He didn’t even realize he had gotten into an accident. As I watched the scene unfold, it made me angry

  • Effects Of Driving Drunk Driving

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    Driving drunk impairs you while you're driving and can impair your judgment to make decisions and judge things. Drunk driving doesn't just effect you. It can effect a lot of people in big ways such as losing a family member and changing some ones life as if you paralyzed them or something like that. I did not know that alcohol got into your blood stream and went into your brain in like 20 to 40 minutes. Also I did not know that you are impaired if the alcohol in your blood stream was 0.08. Those

  • Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

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    Social Issue Campaign: “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” In the United States approximately every 52 minutes there is a fatality caused by drinking and driving. This issue has been one of the most talked about social issues in the last 30 years. The Ad Council has been one of the main voices behind the increasing knowledge of this issue. With their campaign “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” they have been able to create a better understand of what “drunk driving” is. With the Ad Council’s use of