The number of traffic accident which is caused by drunk drinking has increased in recent years. These accidents have broken up many happy families. The problem of drink-driving becomes more serious than ever before especially among young people. Please do not drive after drinking anymore because it is a very dangerous thing for both individual safety and public safety. It is obvious that drink-driving is very dangerous for individual safety of the driver and passenger. The higher concentration of alcohol in one blood, the higher likelihood the driver has of getting in an accident. If a driver is dead drunk, he/she cannot ensure their safety or the safety of others. According to the research (WHO, 2011), if people drinks too much then their ability of reaction to the outside world will fall. To be more specific, drink-driving may result in visual impairment or blindness. And driving requires very fast reactions but after drinking people’s reaction toward an accident often become slow. Their senses of touch often reduce too. After drinking, people’s psychological resistant to compression ability are bad, have the weak judgment ability. These factors may lead to the danger. In addition, drink-driving can seriously damage public property or other people’s safety. The first reason is that drunken drive always overestimated their driving ability. According to the survey (Xinhua net, 2011), 40% of the driver who had caused the accident were overestimated their driving ability when they are driving. The second important reason is that the drunk drivers lose their awareness of safety. So they were completely disregarding for others safety at that moment. But some people take a different attitude towards these problems. Some people insist that China has a lot of traditions during festivals. Drinking is an agelong tradition for Chinese people in festival so people must have drinks during the holidays. But it does...
...and Prevention, “ Impaired Driving: Get the Facts”).
4. An average drunk driver will drive drunk 87 times before being pulled over. (Word Press, “Statistics”).
B. Satisfaction: We all need to actively help prevent drunk driving.
1. Plan ahead.
a. Put money aside for a taxi.
b. Have a designated driver.
c. Have a back up designated driver.
2. Never let anyone drive drunk.
a. Offer to drive them home.
b. Offer to get them a taxi.
c. Stop being afraid to speak up.
3. Hosting a party
a. Make sure people are leaving with a sober driver.
b. Offer for them to have a sober driver take them home.
c. Offer for them to stay the night.
d. Take their keys.
1. If we actively start taking the steps planning ahead, not let anyone drive drunk, and if hosting a party make sure no one leaves drunk, then we are all helping to prevent more fatalities due to drunk driving.
2. If we don’t start preventing drunk...
Alcohol is enjoyed by many throughout the world. As one of the most popular legal drugs to sell in the United States, it has produced massive revenue for party stores, restaurants, and even major retail stores. Although there are some definite benefits to distributing alcohol in the U.S., there are also many negative consequences. It has become very difficult to monitor the legal drinking age of 21, and as a result minors are gaining access to alcohol and...
ENG 1010T 11/26/2012
WA 4 Rebuttal
Is twenty one beneficial?
Across America the age limit for drinking is 21. The ever growing underage drinking is becoming more and more popular. Binge drinking if not controlled can also cause alcohol addiction. From a religious stand point, drinking is wrong and should not be done. Radley Balko believes the drinking age should be lowered and that there are benefits to it (Kirszner and Mandell 371). There are no benefits to lowering the drinking age despite what Balko may think. In this essay it will be discussed that drinking does not help college students, it increases fatalities in automobile accidents, and parents should be punished for giving alcohol to minors.
Balko believe that college students will benefit from an age decrease in alcohol laws, but studies have shown that to be different. According to Regional Prevention Center, the top 5 reasons we should keep the drinking age at 21 are: “saves lives, the brain does not fully develop until at least 21, the longer we delay alcohol use; the better the chance that a person will never have a problem with alcohol, the policy does work; preventing ‘low hanging fruit’, and the department of defense regulations allow members of the active military who are under 21 to consume alcohol in controlled situations” (Burger). Some reasons why college...
...Imagine being in a bar with a few of your good friends. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. Your are going to leave and go home, but you friends won't let you because they know the dangers of driving after having a few drinks. Instead they ca ll a cab to give you a ride home. You would be extremely lucky to have such smart friends. Drunk driving is a very serious problem in our society today, but it is becomming socially unacceptable causing the numbers of alcohol related traffic fatalites t o decline considerably.
Drunk driving can be very deadly. Yet many people drive while under the influence everyday. Drivers who are drunk are blamed for the loss of as many as twentyfive thousand lives in highway crashes each year and hundreds of thousands of severe injurys.
It is thought that drunk drivers have a long history of doing this and many prior arrests. In addition, most of those killed are just innocent victims whose behavior did not contibute to their deaths. These last two statements are both false. On aver age a drunk driver that kills has never been involved in a alcohol related accident before and have no proir convictions for drunk driving. The part about the people killed are just innocent bistanders is overaggerated also. Most of the drunk drivers v ictims are the drivers themselves, their often passengers, and the drunken pedestrains and cyclists. Despite this drunk driving is still very dangerous. It is...
...Driving under the influence has affected many people's lives and families. 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. Driving under the influence is one of the most common and dangerous situations you can put yourself or someone else in. The fact is that drinking and driving is a huge deal and can leave a long trail of broken dreams and hearts. If you drink and drive, not only are you putting yourself at risk, but your passengers and the pedestrians outside of your vehicle. According to the most recent statistics by the National Commission Against Drunk Driving states that 17,000 Americans die each year in alcohol- related traffic crashes and 600,000 Americans are injured (NCADD). That's is and average of one fatal accident every thirty minutes. Every thirty minutes someone's life has ended and his or her family and friends left to weep. Anyone of these accidents could easily be a family member, relative, or neighbor. Most of these alcohol-related crashes are not just cuts and bruises. People are paralyzed, severely disfigured, or have lost the ability to live out a normal life with work and having fun are now activities that now rely on the aid of others.
There is plenty of reasons alcohol and driving does not mix. The body is a very complicated organism with everything needing to go just right for it to function properly. Alcohol only...
One glass, two glasses, three glasses, before you know it you are drunk and you need to get home. You figure everything will be fine, considering you are a great driver, right?
Wrong, drinking and driving is a deadly combination. One drink and you can reduce you ability to concentrate and react to different situations properly. The more alcohol that is injected into ones system, the more difficulty you have judging distances and reacting to sudden problems on the road. Impaired driving, is considered an unacceptable and dangerous act and those who take part should be punished accordingly, by having their license revoked.
When an impaired driver sits in front of a wheel and puts pressure onto the gas peddle, they are automatically considered in an unsafe environment, along with the other passengers and other drivers on the road. Having an abundance of alcohol in ones system creates the endorphins in your brain to act abnormally. As a result, impaired drivers are not able to make correct judgment calls which is usually the cause of most accidents, “Someone is injured in an alcohol related crash nearly every minute” (Drunk Driving Facts, par. 2). As a driver you are not only responsible for your own well being, but the others around you as well. The issue about drinking and driving has affected millions of people all over the world. It is said that more people are injured in alcohol related car crashes than any other cause....
...VELEUČILIŠTE U ŠIBENIKU
Kolegij: Engleski jezik I.
DRINKING AND DRIVING
Mentor: Željka Periša Perkov, prof.
Studenti: Jakša Mijatović
Šibenik, prosinac, 2012.
Driving involves multiple tasks, the demands of which can change continually. To drive safely, one must maintain alertness, make decisions based on ever changing information present in the environment, and execute maneuvers based on these decisions. Drinking alcohol impairs a wide range of skills necessary for carrying out these tasks. Driving while drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood alcohol content or concentration are at greatly increased risk of car accidents, highway injuries and vehicular deaths. This Alcohol Alert examines alcohol impairment of driving skills and describes some factors that increase motor vehicle crash risk. Planning is key to prevent drinking and driving, here will be some tips for preventing drinking and driving.
2. DRINKING AND DRIVING
3.1. Factors that influence crash risk
Blood alcohol concentration
The proportion of alcohol to blood in the body is expressed as the blood alcohol concentration (BAC). In the field of traffic safety, BAC is expressed as the percentage of alcohol in deciliters of blood--for example, 0.10 percent (i.e., 0.10 grams per deciliter). A 160-pound man will have a BAC of...
...Drinking and driving has become the leading cause of deaths in today’s society. Each year the amount of people engaging in drunk driving increases greatly. Young teens to adults as well partake in the consumption of alcohol. Alcohol takes a toll on the human brain to cause people to make immoral decisions. Not only is this affecting yourself but the innocent people around you. Driving drunk can lead to serious penalties. Every day we see and hear terrible tragedies about the loss of loved ones. Many consequences have been enforced but sadly that is not enough. We need to accept that alcohol is going to play a major role in many people’s lives. More action needs to be taken to stop the madness of drinking and driving.
On the news, radio, and newspapers, we see and hear stories about families, friends and loved ones being lost. The rate of deaths in America has increased significantly throughout the years. Studies have been shown that three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol related crash at some point in their lives. According to an article “the impaired driving”, written by the Centers for disease control and prevention, it is said that drunk driving is the leading criminal cause of deaths in the United States. It is also said that more than 17,000 people are the victims of drunk driving accidents every year and approximately 40% of all motor-vehicle victims are alcohol related. Drunk driving is a serious matter. It is...
The History of Drinking and Driving
Alcohol wasn’t always a legal substance. There was an era called Prohibition that put a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of all alcoholic beverages. "This ban lasted from 1920 to 1933 and it was mandated under the 18th Amendement” (“Fleming”) . There are four main reasons as to why Prohibition was introduced in the United States; medical, economic, political, and social reasons. People were unaware of the long term health effects that alcohol consumption had on the body. Issues such a liver damage and lung cancer from smoking cigarettes were big problems during this time. In regards to the economy, it was popular with workers to drink on this job. This caused many injuries and absences on the job. During this era, people were having a lot of fun. Men were partying and staying out late, while wives were at home taking care of the family. Prohibition was favored by many and hated by others.
On December 5, 1933 Prohibition came to an end. The 21st Amendment was ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment. “Prohibition, failing fully to enforce sobriety and costing billions, rapidly lost popular support in the early 1930s”("Prohibition Ends"). After prohibition ended the legal drinking age changed a number of times. “The Original ABC Act stated that the legal age for possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages would be twenty one years old” ("History...