Blood alcohol content

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  • Blood Alcohol Content Essay

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    Blood Alcohol Content The thought of alcohol being involved in fatal crashes brings about an emotional response. Recently, there has been a movement based on emotion rather than logic to change a certain drinking and driving law. This involves lowering the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from 0.10% to 0.08% nationwide. However, this attention is misdirected. By looking at my personal experiences, statistics, and current laws, it is clear that there is no need for lowering the BAC. First off

  • The Legal Limit Blood Alcohol Content

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    Driving under the influence is a continuous problem which is on the rise today. According to the Center of Disease and Control, “every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016) That is over ten-thousand preventable deaths every year. The United States Department of Transportation believes that between laws and DUI awareness may be helping

  • Drinking and Driving Essay

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    Illinois, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) or .08 percent or more. A driver also can be convicted of DUI with a BAC of more than .05 if additional evidence is present (DUI Laws par. 1). According to the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than thirty-seven billion dollars annually and in 2010, more than ten thousand people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every fifty-one

  • Drunk Driving And Driving

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    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 are many people that are in full support of this reduction and the use of the ignition interlock systems

  • The Effects of Alcohol on the Body Essay

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    The Effects of Alcohol on the Body You are in college, you are at a party, and you are drunk. You, and the people around you, know you are drunk by your disorientated behavior but do they know what is causing you to act in this manner? Most likely not. Most people do not think about what the alcohol inside them is doing, the only thing they are worried about is the buzz that they get from it. Moderate drinking is alright but drinking excessively can wear out the body.  Three important things

  • Disadvantages Of Bariatric Surgery

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    drug absorption after surgery. The research aimed at finding the action of alcohol in a body which has undergone such a procedure. This is also known as alcohol pharmacokinetics. Marta Yanina Pepino, the lead researcher and an assistant professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, said that their findings indicated that these bariatric surgeries speed up alcohol absorption into the body. Blood alcohol levels were observed to reach very high levels and at a much higher rate than

  • Lower Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits

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    LOWER BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION LIMITS 1 Lower BAC Limits 7 Lower Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits Miss Pounsberry Vernice P. Briddell-Sewell Delaware Technical & Community College Abstract This writing is on the many arguments that arise about the blood alcohol concentration limits around the country. Should the limits be lowered, keep them the same, and is there too much of a risk involved by lowering (BAC) limits? Costello (2014), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),

  • Persuasive Speech For Binge Drinking

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    Introduction: In the United States more than 1,800 college students have lost their lives from alcohol related causes. These numbers have seen a steady increase since the year of 1998. Drinking while at college has become a part of the college culture. Student see this as a part of the higher education experience. A lot of college alcohol problems are linked to binge drinking. Binge drinking cause a huge concerns and poses serious health and safety risks which often includes sexual assault, drunk

  • Why You Shouldn't Drink and Drive

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    Attenion-Catching Remarks: Every person is accountable for his or her own "right to drink". Failure to treat this or any "right" responsibly has consequences. The person's "right" can and should be taken away when the failure to act responsibly endangers other. Thesis: Today I would like to talk to you about the problems of drinking and driving, and why it is a concern for all of us. Main Point I: I'd like to start off by talking about the penalties of drinking and driving. Did you know that drunk

  • The Negative Effects Of Alcohol On The Human Body

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    Effects of Alcohol on the Human Body Many teenagers and adults drink alcohol. Often drinking makes a person feel relaxed, confident, happy and sociable. However, would these good feelings be enough, if that person knew the negative effects alcohol has on the human body? Alcohol has immediate negative effects, but also causes long-term damage, and can even cause cancer. I believe if everyone had a better understanding of what alcohol does to the human body, there might be a decrease in alcohol consumption