Do you feel safe while driving on the road with other people whom you don’t even know? Many people think it is not safe to drink and drive, but many people still drink and drive. No matter if the person is the greatest person on Earth but I am sure that one day he or she will drive drunk. When you are drunk you obviously have no sense about what you are doing. Well if that is the case then you should have planned ahead.
Not many have thought this, problem drunk driving is really getting big. “During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, more than 50,000 people lost their lives each year on the nation’s public roads and highways, and more than half of the drivers killed had been drinking”(Jasper 17). “Drunken driving accidents can happen to anyone on the road a passenger, motorcyclist, bicyclist and even pedestrian” (Nerad, Jack R.). Drunk driving is being shown in the news and newspaper almost every day now. “In Waukesha County, drunken driving arrests rose from 1,792 in 1998 to 2,307 in 2004- a 29% increase” (Doege, David).
The main cause of this problem would be because most people want to have fun drinking. Some people drink because of stress, and want to act cool. Some people are forced to drink by there friends, and after that they will continue to drink.
The outcome of this problem is people being injured or killed. Most of the people who are being killed are innocent. “According to an article a girl named Jacqueline Saburido was hit by a drunk driver”. “Early on Sunday morning, September 18, 1999, Jacqueline Saburido, 20, and four friends were on their way home from a birthday party”(“Jacqui’s Story). “Reggie Stephey, an 18-year-old star football player, was on his way home from drinking beer with some buddies” (“Jacqui’s Story”). “Reggie’s SUV veered into the Oldsmobile carrying Jacqui and the others” (“Jacqui’s Story”). Jacqueline was innocent, and so were her friends. You have to watch out who is on the road and who is not. The...
Cited: Doege, David. “A new approach of drunken driving.” Journal Sentinel. November.18, 2005. Journal Sentinel Inc. May 4, 2006.
“Jacqui’s Story.” Save a Life. n.d. Save a Life. May 4, 2006.
Jasper, Margaret C. “The Scope of the Drunk Driving Problem.” Drunk Driving. Ed. Louise Gerdes. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001.16-20.
Nerad, Jack R. “Has the war on Drunk Driving Stalled?” Cbs2Chicago. May 27, 2005. CBS Broadcasting. May 4, 2006.
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