Every 22 minutes, someone will die in an alcohol-related car accident. Although you probably think that it could never happen to you, experts say everyone has a 40% chance of being in a crash involving alcohol use sometime in their life. Since the early 1980’s, there has been a substantial decline in drinking and driving, alcohol-related deaths, and injuries on the roads. However, drunk driving remains one of the main causes of death and injury. Spreading education of Drunk driving will help lower the number of alcohol related car accidents.
The best way to spread education is have people take a test on drinking and driving before getting their permit and drivers license. One of the most critical problems facing our society today is that of drinking and driving. Because we see it all the time, it almost isn’t shocking to see news about drinking and driving accidents that occur in results to death. More recently drinking and driving has become more and more part of our society. We hear about innocent people getting killed by drunk drivers all the time.
It is hard to think that the roads are that unsafe. In my opinion, we as a society don’t do enough to keep the drunk drivers of the road. Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things you can do. There is a mass of research evidence to show that driving performance and reaction times are seriously affected by alcohol. If you drink and drive, you are not only a danger to yourself but also to your passenger, other road users and pedestrians. ast year alone more than one million people are injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes. Alcohol is a depressant that slows down body reactions and the working of the brain. The effects of alcohol are poor coordination and slurred speech, double vision, decrease of self-control loss of consciousness and death. There are legal consequences due to drinking also. The more a person drinks, the more their ability to make important decisions becomes impaired. After just one drink, a driver can lose their ability to perform the tasks necessary to drive a car.
At a certain point, a driver will become illegally intoxicated and can be arrested for attempting to operate a motor vehicle. In every state on our country there is a legal limit to how much alcohol you can have in your body if you are driving. If you drink and drive you can lose your driver’s license and even go to jail. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults. More than 5,000 young people die every year in car crashes and thousands more are injured. Drivers who are 16 years old are more than 20 times as likely to have a crash, as are other drivers.
There are two main reasons why teens are at a higher risk for being in a car crash and lack of driving experience and their tendency to take risks while driving. Teens drive faster and do not control the car as well as more experienced drivers. Their judgment in traffic is often insufficient to avoid a crash. In addition, teens do most of their driving at night, which can be even more difficult. Standard driver’s education classes include 30 hours of classroom teaching and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training. o in that time there should be a section on drunk driving and After the completion of the drivers ed. course, students should take a mandatory test. Would they even take the class serious, this is not enough time to fully train a new driver. Teen drivers are more like to be influence by peers and other stresses and distractions. This can lead to reckless driving behaviors such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and not wearing safety belts. There is no safe amount that you can drink and still drive.
Even one drink can influence your driving offences. Nowadays, drunk driving has become driving while intoxicated, driving while impaired, driving while under the influence, operating while under the influence (impaired, intoxicated, or whatever), and in many states, one can be convicted of DUI even though the police didn’t even see you drive. (Dogra) It is often too late by the time they seek help. They face losing their license; having embarrassing court appearances, press coverage and heavy fines.