Why is this problem?
From 16-18 the accident rate is steady, but the rate of fatal accidents increase to more confidence, higher speeds, and deadlier crashes. From 19-20 accident rate and fatal accident rates decrease. At age 21 accident rate still decreases, but the accident rate takes a spike -- alcohol. Drunk driving in general is a problem. Teens learn by observing. They observe their parents drink and drive. They read news articles or watch the news of people with 10 or more DUI convictions still being allowed to drive. We tell teens that drunk driving is a problem while our actions say otherwise.
Effects of Alcohol
Slowed reaction time
Impaired hearing and vision
False sense of confidence
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an intoxicated driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion.
How is one organization or group trying to solve this
SADD or Students Against Driving Drunk is informing student on the fatality of drunk driving. They support with facts and past experiences.
How is another organization or group working to solve the
MADD supports funding for getting drunk drivers off the streets that includes teens.
Cost of drunk driving
Something else that should be done to help solve or curb
Rules must be enforced in order for anything to
change, so more teens will respect the law and
live longer than the age of 18-20.
What I can personally do to make more people aware of
My way I would try is to get it out by TV, Radio, Billboards. YouTube would also be great. Do whatever you can to
make a difference in the world for a better.
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