Drunk Driving Essay

1020 words - 5 pages

Driving intoxicated impacts thousands of peoples lifes
every year. Driving drunk costs the United States 132 billion
dollars a year. It costs on average per United States citizen 500
dollars a year. Drinking and driving can be preventable. Almost
every 90 seconds a person is injured by a drunk driving accident.
You can even prevent it today.
High Schoolers today that use alcohol or other substances
are 5 times more likely to drop out of highschool. Children who
start drinking young are 7 times more likely to get in a alcohol
related car crash. Car crashes are the number one leading cause
of teen death and more than a quarter of them are caused by
underage drunk driving. Teen alcohol use ...view middle of the document...

The laws were not nearly as severe
as they are today. The car did not have airbags either so child
resistant was not required by law. Although this happened over
40 years ago they remember it like it was just yesterday. The
facts are that we are improving cars today and laws against drunk
driving but we have a lot more educating to do to keep our
highways safe from people that insist on driving drunk.
A 16-year-old girl was killed in her bed when a suspected
drunk driver slammed into her apartment building shortly before

4am yesterday in Palmdale, Calif., police say. The 20-year-old
driver has been arrested on charges of DUI and vehicular
manslaughter, reports NBC. Police believe he missed a turn on
his way home when his SUV plowed into the building at a speed
witnesses say was around 80mph. Around half of the 11-unit
complex was evacuated due to fear of leaking fuel.
In Sarasota, Fla., another driver has been charged with
vehicular manslaughter after driving into a house early Saturday
morning, killing a 62-year-old woman. Police responding to...

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