Drinking and driving is an illegal act that is wrong on multiple levels. It violates a moral and ethical code. In a society that has the morals of a brothel where it is better to joke with your buddies about getting wasted on the weekends or how much more drinking you did compared to your buddy. We forget that simply talking in this manner sends out a message that we condone the act of drinking without moderation. When you condone the act of drinking without moderation then you condone making mistakes with out even saying so. It probably would not surprise you to know that between 60% and 80% of drivers with suspended licenses continue to drive. The social implication from this study are that the high-risk population mentioned above cannot be trusted abstain from driving when legally impaired. I believe this be deplorable as a society and to think that a good portion of these people mentioned are probably military. This is an even sadder fact in and of itself. I blame a number of reasons for the number of drunk driving accidents or fatalities in this country. I blame the government both state and federal for not making harsher laws concerning the punishment for these crimes. I blame the friends and family members of the people who commit this heinous act. I blame the beer and alcohol companies and last but definitely not least I blame the individual who decides to get behind the wheel after having any number of drinks weather it is one or one hundred. My parents always said do not work harder to find flaws than you do to find solutions. I am a believer in the smart mistakes and dumb mistakes. Drinking and driving is one of the all time dumbest mistakes. I believe that when you have access to television which airs no drinking and driving commercials all the times, and you pass billboards on the street that say do not drink an drive and numerous school resources that you have no excuse to go out and do it. If you decide to drink and...
... Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior by a driver of an automobile or other road vehicle. Such behavior might include rude gestures, verbal insults, deliberately driving in an unsafe or threatening manner, or making threats. Road rage can lead to altercations, assaults, and collisions that result in injuries and even deaths. It can be thought of as an extreme case of aggressive driving.
The term originated in the United States in 1987–1988, when a rash of freeway shootings occurred on the 405, 110, and 10 freeways in Los Angeles, California. These shooting sprees even spawned a response from the AAA Motor Club to its members on how to respond to drivers with road rage or aggressive manoeuvers and gestures.
The following are common manifestations of road rage:
Generally aggressive driving, including sudden acceleration, braking, and close tailgating
Cutting others off in a lane, or deliberately preventing someone from merging
Chasing other motorists
Flashing lights and/or sounding the horn excessively
Yelling or exhibiting disruptive behavior at roadside establishments
Driving at high speeds in the median of a highway to terrify drivers in both lanes
Shouting verbal abuses or threats
Intentionally causing a collision between vehicles
Hitting other vehicles
Assaulting other motorists, their passengers, cyclists or pedestrians
Exiting the car to attempt to start...
...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...
...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,...
... Drunk driving is a major concern in the United States because alcohol consumption increases the risk that drivers will cause vehicle crashes that can kill or injure themselves or others. Drunk driving has cultural and economic influences, the low risk of apprehension, the failure of alcoholic beverage servers to prevent excessive consumption, and the locating of licensed alcoholic beverage servers far from where people live and work. A random sample of full-time students attending Hofstra University completed an online questionnaire. The questionnaire will determine if alcohol is a huge part of a person’s life. In this paper, we propose that lowering the BAC level to .05/.06 can reduce the number of fatal car crashes occurring in the United States. Lowering the blood alcohol content can increase the likely hood that drinking responsible can occur.
3. DECREASING BAC LEVEL AND MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
The reduction of the blood alcohol content can reduce the number of motor vehicle related death of teenage drivers.
Deaths and injuries due to impaired driving have become a worldwide predicament. There are still numerous amounts of alcohol-impaired drivers going out on the road even though there are warnings and stern laws. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 30 people lose their lives every day due to drunk driving in the...
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...
Intoxicated Driving: Can Technology make it Impossible
Intoxicated Driving: Can Technology make it Impossible
Drinking and driving has affected many of my friends and family and myself. A drunk driver hit my sister-in-law 20 years ago. He man hit her while she was walking to work. On impact, she was pinned between two vehicles. The accident changed her life dramatically. She lost both of her legs from the knee down and sustained a brain injury. Until that day, she was a successful model in Miami, Florida. She is now living as normal a life as she can in West Virginia. Can we stop this type of tragedy?
Five years ago, my best friend was arrested for drinking and driving. The police pulled her over because her brother, a passenger in the car, was vomiting out the passenger window. He was drunk also. She was pulled over one block from her home. The police told her that had her brother not been vomiting out the window, they would not have pulled her over. My friend was lucky it was her first offense. She lost her license for three months and was on probation for a year. I hope and pray she never drives while drunk again. I am not saying I have never drank and drove but, I now have a new rule, if I have more than one drink I need to call a cab or catch a ride home.
Early this year, a drunk driver...
...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...
...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...