Drunk driving is the crime of driving a vehicle with an excess of alcohol in the blood. What the problem is? ? The problem is that teenagers do not know the dangers of drinking and driving. If you drink and drive you are not only a danger to yourself but also to your passenger, other road users and pedestrians. When drunk your reaction times are lowered and there is a higher chance of them getting into accidents. Statistics ? ? ? ? 5. 1% of fatal injuries come are caused from alcohol and drug use. Crash rate for teenagers are 2. 7.
times higher than drivers of all ages. Every 53 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. In 2011, 9,878 people were victims of drunk drivers. How is the problem being addressed? ? One major thing done to address the problem was raising the official drinking age from 18 to 21. Laws put into action when it comes to drinking and driving and also underage drinking. Organizations are being form to prevent drunk driving. What groups are Addressing the problem? ? ? ? ? ? MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving. SADD: Students Against Drunk.
Driving. BADD: Bikers Against Drunk Driving. RADD: Recording Actor Drunk Driving. AADD: Artists Drunk Driving. 2 programs that are working to solve the problem. ? ? MADD: An organization that is trying to solve this problem is Mothers Against Drunk Driving. It works on preventing underage drinking and driving with research and support victims of drunk driving SADD: Students Against Drunk Driving holds many meeting and presentations that help students learn to resist peer pressure. Citations for my work. ? ? ? http:// www. dmvflorida. org/florida-dui. shtml.
http://www. madd. org http://www. dmv. ca. gov/teenwed/more_b tn6/traffic/traffic. htm# Part 2. Ideas for solving this problem? ? ? Talk to the people I know and not so close to me that drink and convince them that drinking is the wrong path to go down by. What could be done that is not currently being done? An alcohol detect that can recognize a drunk driver and automatically call for help. What can I do? ? I can spread the word of not drinking and driving, also when going out with friends be designated driver for my friends that have drunk any alcohol.