Drunk Driving and Teens Wisconsin is ranked as the “drunkest state.” With that in mind it is not a surprise that WI also has one of the highest drunk driving rates in the United States. Some people might be proud of that because we made it on a chart, but really; is that something to be proud of? Unfortunately, teens in WI are engaging in drinking and as a result, driving and other risky behaviors at younger ages. Nationwide an estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 18 live in households with at least one alcoholic parent. That means that, 1 in 10 kids in the United States have an alcoholic parent. Is it any shock then that statistics show that one out of 10 children ages 12 and 13 uses alcohol at least once a month, and almost one-half of all 9th graders (40-41%) drink alcohol. Of those 9th graders, one-fifth are binge drinkers. Think of all the potential future accidents that can occur from them binge drinking and driving. In recent years, drinking and driving has become a serious problem for teenagers in the United States. It is a known fact that In order for a person to drive safely, they have to be alert, capable to make decisions based on what they observe is happening around them and carry out those decisions. Coordination while driving becomes difficult, especially when a driver is under the influence of alcohol. It has been proven that alcohol consumption leads to loss of coordination, poor judgment, slowing down of reflexes and distortion of vision, all of which likely will lead to an accident. According to, Buzzle: “Teen Drinking and Driving Facts,” The statistics of drunk driving compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, generate some overwhelming facts about drunk driving. Out of 12,998 fatalities related to drinking and driving in the United States in 2007, 1,393 were caused by a teen who was drinking and driving. The statistics also show that about 28% of teenagers killed in motor vehicle crashes were drinking either before or while they were driving. Another startling statistic is that most of the drivers forget to use their seat belts after consuming alcohol. Around 64% of teenagers who were involved in fatal drunk driving crashes were not wearing their seat belts. That same study rates motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of deaths among teenagers. It also reported that the deaths caused by teens drinking and driving made up 40% of all alcohol-related fatalities in the United States. Some sobering statistics to leave you with. Every 22 minutes someone dies in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident. On any given weekend evening, one in 10 drivers on America’s roads has been drinking. Statistics show that you or someone
Effects on driving when under the influence of:
When under the influence of alcohol, the human body becomes slower than when sober. Reflexes are impaired and motor skills are almost completely lost. The legal blood to alcohol limit is .08. Anything above that could result in a high costing ticket, a license suspension, and if you are a constant offender, a license revocation. These are just the penalties if you are pulled over for driving drunk, not the possible physical…
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23 January 2012
Drink it Down to Teen Town
Lowering the drinking age to 18, when one is considered to be the definition of an adult, would solve many problems facing the teen population today. With less temptations of a forbidden fruit, teens will no longer find drinking 'too much' as a fun pastime. Trailing Prohibition, lowering the drinking age to 18 to rid of binge drinking is more beneficial than maintaining the legal drinking age of 21 years…
and however you cannot obtain alcohol. One amongst the most causes of the eld being set to twenty one was teenagers were moving into car accidents when obtaining drunk. I’m not locution driving under the influence ought to be legal. What I’m saying is there ought to be additional government programs to coach and stop folks from driving intoxicated.
More and additional folks beneath the age of twenty one area unit experiencing alcohol. "A survey discharged by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and…
graduating, and 60% have gotten drunk. With these statistics, it seems evident that the legal drinking age is not efficiently doing its job, and should be reviewed. So the question arises: Should the legal drinking age be changed?
Young adults under the age of twenty-one should not be allowed to drink for many reasons. One of the biggest debates on the drinking age is whether or not teens are mentally mature enough to drink by the time they turn eighteen. Most teens just drink to drink. They do not…
increased teen automobile accidents in states with younger drinking ages along with pressure from an organization known as MADD, or Mothers against Drunk Driving, pushed the United States Government to pass the National Minimum Drinking Age Act.
Today it has become apparent that the legal minimum drinking age and the prevention of drunk driving are two separate issues. People tend to look at alcohol as the only dangerous factor in drunk driving incidents, however they forget that driving is a dangerous…
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a nonprofit organization in the United States that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and overall push for stricter alcohol policy.
The Irving, Texas–based organization was founded in 1980 in California by Candice Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter Cari was killed by a drunk driver. On May 3, 1980 Lightner’s 13-year-old daughter, Cari, was…
not very responsible. They may easily lose control after drinking alcohol. A lot people died from drunk driving related fatalities, drunk driving will continues to be an enormously important public safety issue.
In 2009, the 21 to 24 year-old age group had the highest percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 or higher. In 2010, the highest drunk driving rates were 18 to 20 years old and that is very bad for the society. The Reason Why It Should not…
teenagers in? This ongoing controversy over whether or not to lower the drinking age can end if more people become aware of the harsh consequences that can follow such a drastic change. Lowering the legal drinking age will almost certainly lead to teens risking serious health problems, facing decreased academic performance, and engaging in further risky behavior.
Take into account the fact that a number of students have been caught drinking underage; it is obvious that there are significantly more…
reported getting drunk in the past month. Also, in 2012, 6.5 percent of 8th graders, 17.0 percent of 10th
graders, and 22.9 percent of 12th graders used marijuana in the past month. Tobacco has become less
used among teens compared to marijuana. In 2012, 17.1 percent of 12th graders were current
(pastmonth) cigarette smokers. In the past 10 years drug and alcohol use has increased in teens.
I think that there are many reasons teens abuse illegal substances. One reason teens abuse illegal…