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We Must Reduce Underage Drinking and Driving in College - Many temptations are faced in college culture and one of them is underage drinking and driving. Underage drinking and driving has essentially become an epidemic, rapidly developing among today’s youth. College culture has come to encourage drinking and driving through the places and people that surround the students (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, October 2002). Some people don’t see underage drinking as an issue, when in fact it is a huge issue that every teenager will face....   [tags: Drinking and Driving]
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Drinking and Driving - “Have one drink for the road” was, until recently, a commonly used phrase in American culture. It has only been within the past 20 years that as a nation, we have begun to recognize the dangers associated with drunk driving (Sutton 463). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this year 519,000 people, or one person per minute, will be injured in alcohol-related accidents. 10,839 people will die in drunk-driving crashes this year – that is one death every 50 minutes. The heartbreaking part is, every injury and lost life due to driving after drinking can be prevented....   [tags: Drunk Driving, DUI, Alcohol]
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Drinking and Driving - “Every single injury and death caused by drunk driving is totally preventable” says David J. Hanson, a drunken driving activist. Drinking and driving is a serious crime in all fifty states. The rules and laws may vary among the states. In Illinois, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) or .08 percent or more. A driver also can be convicted of DUI with a BAC of more than .05 if additional evidence is present (DUI Laws par. 1). According to the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than thirty-seven billion dollars annually and in 2010, more than ten thousand people died in alcohol-impai...   [tags: drunk driving, crime, DUI, vehicle, BAC, law]
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Insights on the Offense of Drinking and Driving - Did you just get a traffic violation and you're worried your license might be in danger of getting banned. Well, save yourself from fretting too much about the unknown, and find out first how you can deal with the offence, the court appearance, and all the implications it might bring to your driver's license. Below are some insights that might help you. The Offence If you're really worried about the situation, don't hesitate to call a drink drive solicitor (drivingoffencesolicitor.co.uk) and consult him about your case....   [tags: driving under the influence of alcohol] 599 words
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Drinking And Driving - What possesses a person to get behind the drivers’ seat of a car and drive intoxicated. This question is always asked whenever a drunk driver is involved in a drinking and driving incident. Many people drink and drive without thinking about the consequences. The majority of fatal car crashes are caused by alcohol related incidents. Of all traffic fatalities in the United States in 2005, 39% of traffic related accidents were alcohol related (Alcohol Alert, 2006). Driving while intoxicated puts drivers and others lives at risk....   [tags: Alcohol, Drunk Driving, DUI]
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Drinking And Driving - The growing awareness of alcohol hazards has made people more cautious of their drinking habits, particularly young adults. At present young adults have the highest prevalence of alcohol consumption than any other age group. They also drink more heavily, experience more negative consequences, and engage in more harmful activities, specifically drunk driving. Although surveys have documented a decline in recent years, consumption rates remain highest from late teen years to the late twenties (Johnston1-3)....   [tags: Alcohol, DUI, Drunk Driving ] 1270 words
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Drinking and Driving - Drinking and Driving Should Blood Alcohol Percentages for Drunken Driving Be Lowered. Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things you can do. Alcohol causes varying degrees of the following side effects in everyone who uses it; dullness of sensation, lowered sensory motor skills, lowered reactive or reflexive motor responses, impaired thought processes, impaired memory, impaired judgement, sleep or sleeplessness, and in extreme cases can cause coma and death.”(Hardcastle 1)....   [tags: essays papers, drunk driving, alcohol]
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The Consequences of Drinking and Driving - The facts are plain and simple, that alcohol and driving do not mix. About three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol related crash at some time in their lives. Every single injury and death caused by drunk driving is totally preventable. To curb this national travesty, concerned Americans need to examine the problems, the effects, and the solutions to drunk driving. First of all, America has had a problem with drunk driving since Ford perfected the assembly line. Alcoholism is a problem in and of itself, but combined with driving can have a wide range of effects....   [tags: Criminal Justice, DUI, Alcohol] 533 words
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The Dangers of Drinking and Driving - This article talks about the statistic and the affects Drinking and driving have on the community. It shows that traffic crashes which had fatalities were more likely to be as a result of alcohol especially in young people. The amount of money and time spent on these efforts to decrease this number is a result of congress passing a bill authorizing more than 17 billion dollars in effort to fight this drinking and driving problem. Some of the money was used for setting up a various programs on the televisions, in the newspapers, around communities as well as numerous research projects (Blitstein, 2008)....   [tags: traffic crashes, fatalities, alcohol abuse]
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The Consequences of Drinking And Driving - Driving under the influence has affected many people's lives and families. Today I would like to talk to you about the problems of drinking and driving, and why it is a concern for all of us. Driving under the influence is one of the most common and dangerous situations you can put yourself or someone else in. The fact is that drinking and driving is a huge deal and can leave a long trail of broken dreams and hearts. If you drink and drive, not only are you putting yourself at risk, but your passengers and the pedestrians outside of your vehicle....   [tags: Alcohol, drunk driving, DUI] 1320 words
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Teen Drinking and Driving - ... Additionally, Alcohol has a detrimental affect one the liver, another vital organ in the body. It causes an infectious death upon the liver, especially if consumption is taking place for a long period time. Interestingly enough, statistics show that drinking alcohol can affect the heart in good and bad ways. On one hand, studies show that moderate drinking -- up to two drinks a day for men and one drink for women -- can lower the chances of developing heart disease. On the other hand; however, heavy drinking -- either all at once or over time -- can damage the heart....   [tags: brain,d riving, police, excuses] 1742 words
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Underage Drinking and Driving - Underage drinking usually begins at the age of 18 and continues until they reach the legal age of 21. While drinking underage may be “fun” at the time, you don’t know the damage you are doing. From the ages of 18 to 21 underage drinking affects you, yourself, and the overall death rates for young adults. Many teenagers that are involved with underage drinking don’t realize the affects they are causing their bodies. Your brain is still developing till your mid-20s. The different regions of the brain differ in affect depending on sensitivity to alcohol....   [tags: Alcohol, Toxicity] 567 words
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Driving Under the Influence - Drunk driving is an issue that effects many people across our nation. People do not realize the affects alcohol can have on the body and mind that slow decision making while driving. This issue begins in the home. Children see their parents, or other adults figures, have a beer or a cocktail and get in the car. Thus, making it seem like it is acceptable to drink and drive. “One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime” (MADD). Driving under the influence is measured by a person’s blood alcohol level (BAC)....   [tags: Driving Safety, Drinking and Driving]
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Drinking and Driving - Drunk driving is considered a serious crime in every state. It is wrong, irresponsible and wastes many lives. People who abuse alcohol hurt everyone around them, endanger public safety, and create carnage on the nation's highways. There is nothing positive that can come out of drunk driving, so why do people do it. It is society's job to punish these menaces and try to take control of this out of control issue. America doesn't want to watch idly as hundreds of people are killed each day. We want to take a stand and let the world know that we may be the 'land of the free and the brave' but there is nothing brave or free about driving drunk....   [tags: Drunk Driving Alcohol DUI Influence Essays] 2928 words
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Drinking, Driving,parties, And Commonsensical Solutions - Drinking and driving is the number one killer of teenagers in America. Because of it, the teenage group is the only age group who’s number of deaths are increasing instead of decreasing. Outright denying teens of alcohol doesn’t work. That just makes young adults want alcohol even more. What’s sad about drinking under the influence cases is that every one of them could have been easily prevented. So, if you cannot deny adolescences of alcohol, why not just educate them on simple precautions that can be taken to prevent drinking and driving.One of the best and oldest ways to stop drinking under the influence is having a designated driver....   [tags: Drunk Driving, DUI, Alcohol] 575 words
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Drinking Alcohol and Driving - Alcohol and Driving Imagine being in a bar with a few of your good friends. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. Your are going to leave and go home, but you friends won't let you because they know the dangers of driving after having a few drinks. Instead they ca ll a cab to give you a ride home. You would be extremely lucky to have such smart friends. Drunk driving is a very serious problem in our society today, but it is becomming socially unacceptable causing the numbers of alcohol related traffic fatalites t o decline considerably....   [tags: Exploratory Essays, Drunk Driving] 871 words
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Teen Peer Pressure Causes Drinking and Driving - An average of one teen dies each hour in a car crash in the United States, and nearly 50 percent of those crashes involve alcohol, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA). Alcohol is the drug most widely abused by teens. Alcohol abuse occurs among all geographic, ethnic and racial groups. Teens easily succumb to peer pressure when deciding whether or not to use alcohol. Unfortunately, they lack the coping and judgment skills necessary to handle alcohol wisely....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays] 707 words
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To Drink or Not to Drink - The foam of the lager remained on my peach fuzzed mustache as I sipped my first beer. I was twelve years old and indulging in alcohol was not a wise decision. I didn't know the impact it would have on my life or the ramifications involved with drinking. Thinking about consequences and the effects of the choices we make is a thought process deleted with more alcohol consumption. As I grew older and became able to drive the opportunity to drink and drive presented itself quite often. Although I never drove drunk I was a culprit of having one beer then driving but this practice stopped as life hurled tragedy at me....   [tags: drinking and driving] 629 words
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The Behavioral Impact of Drinking and Driving Laws by Bertelli and Richardson Jr. - A few years ago, my family and I had a drunk driver crash through our front yard. This person tore up grass, destroyed pine tree, and broke numerous lawn ornaments. Less than twenty minutes before this drunk driver went through our yard, my mom and I had been walking our dogs, and if the drunk driver had gone through any earlier, my mom and I both would have been hit. This driver also destroyed a garbage barrel, and almost slammed into an electrical pole. In a way, the drunk driver had been lucky when he went through our yard, especially when we had just taken a gigantic walnut tree out of our yard two or three years prior....   [tags: car insurance, drunk drivers]
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Negative Effects of Lowering the Minimum Legal Drinking Age in America - When looking at the drinking age in many nations, a trend of relatively young minimum legal drinking ages (MLDA) can be seen around the world. As it stands, all of America’s 50 states employ a MLDA of 21 making America one of only seven countries in the world to have a drinking age set at 21; the oldest age set as the minimum legal drinking age in the world. Where many of our friends in Europe are happily drinking away at 18, many here in America are left wondering why we don’t employ the same age requirement....   [tags: binge drinking, drunk driving accidents] 1283 words
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The Problem of Drunk Driving - Driving under the influence of alcohol has affected and devastated countless people’s lives. Driving under the influence is one of the most dangerous situations you can put yourself or someone else into. The evidence against driving while intoxicated is massive and it has left a long trail of broken dreams and lives. If you drink and drive, not only do you possibly put yourself at risk, but your passengers and pedestrians, and other people on the roads. According to the most recent statistics by the National Commission Against Drunk Driving is that 17, 000 Americans die each year in alcohol-related traffic crashes and 600,000 Americans are injured....   [tags: DUI Drinking Driving Alcohol Essays] 1069 words
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Causes and Effects of Drunk Driving - Cause and Effect Essay on: Drunk Driving Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things you can do. There is a mass of research evidence to show that driving performance and reaction times are seriously affected by alcohol. Our law in Georgia states, “that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds .10%. Georgia observes a "per se" law. (Craft) If you drink and drive, you are not only a danger to yourself but also to your passenger, other road users and pedestrians....   [tags: Drinking Driving DUI DWI Drink Drive Alcohol] 839 words
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A Local Crisis: Underage Drinking - By definition and federal law, underage drinking is any person under 21 who are consuming alcohol. In 2011, Missouri had 258 total alcohol impaired fatalities. Forty-six, or thirty percent, of these fatalities were under the age of twenty-one (Century Council). Surely, it does not happen in small towns like Warrensburg. Yes, in fact, it does happen in Warrensburg, the reason being it is a college town, and Whiteman Air Force Base is just twenty minutes outside the town. Here are stories of underage drinking incidences that occurred in Warrensburg, Jackson County, and St....   [tags: drinking age, alcohol, mip, drunk driving]
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Effects of Alcohol Advertisements on Youth - ... During this time they watch about 2,000 alcohol commercials on television each year (Jordan and Trentacoste 25). Alcohol advertisements reach youth not only through television, but also through varied media, such as billboards, magazines, sports stadium signs, and on mass transit such as subway stations. In the 1990’s the alcohol industry used cartoon and animal characters to attract young viewers which were overwhelmingly admired by youth. In 1996, for example, the Budweiser Frogs were more recognizable to children aged 9-11 than the Power Rangers or Tony the Tiger (Grube and Waiters 698)....   [tags: drinking and driving, substance abuse]
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The Influential Stronghold on Teenage Decision Making - For many teenagers, high school is a massive step into becoming a young adult. They are now old enough to get their own driver’s license, apply for jobs, stay out late, and take on a lot more responsibility. Because of the amount of freedoms and grown up activities they are now allowed, teenagers often forget that they are not yet adults and partake in such activities that are costly not only to themselves, but to other people around them. Drinking and driving has been a problem facing the nation for many years....   [tags: drinking, underage, accidents, driving, alcohol]
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Beer for Everyone - Beer for Everyone Each year there are tens of thousands of people who die each year because of drunk drivers, and because of binge drinking. The solution to this problem is not necessarily in raising the drinking age, or in stopping the production of alcohol. America has already tried taking away alcohol, and the effect of that was moon shine. In raising the drinking age it would only mean that older people will be the ones that are drunk and getting into accidents. The solution to this would be in lowering the drinking age and raising the driving age....   [tags: legal drinking age, alcohol, drunk driving]
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Irresponsibility of a Lowered Drinking Age - Alcohol, also called ethyl alcohol, is a colorless, limpid, volatile, flammable, water-miscible liquid, having an etherlike odor and pungent, burning taste. It is used chiefly as a solvent in the extraction of specific substances: in beverages, medicines, organic synthesis, lotions, tonics, colognes, rubbing compounds, as an automobile radiator antifreeze, and as a rocket fuel, all this according to Dictionary.com. Alcohol is a drug, just like marijuana or cocaine, and should be treated as such....   [tags: alcohol, depressant, driving] 917 words
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Teen Driving Hazards - Early one Saturday morning on Litedoune Road, a nineteen year old named Caitlyn Priced died in a severe car crash at three thirty in the morning. Caitlyn was driving home from a party in Catawba County and was headed to a friend’s house. While driving to her friend’s house Caitlyn was drinking and sending text messages with her cell phone when she crashed. Not only was she drinking and texting while driving, she also wasn’t wearing a seat belt. When Caitlyn crashed she was thrown from the car when the car rolled after she took a turn to fast....   [tags: seatbelt, texting, drinking] 1240 words
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Driving under the Influence: The Effects on Crime and Society - Driving Under the Influence: The Effects on Crime and Society Over the past century driving under the influence has caused many problems for crime and society in the United States and all over the world. According to the state of Utah’s statute driving under the influence is defined as “a person operating a motor vehicle that has been drinking and has an increased amount of alcohol in their system that can show up on a blood test or a breath test of .08 or greater at the time of the test (Wormdahl, 2012).” However, in the state of Utah also includes being under the influence of any type of controlled substance that prevents the driver from being able to operate the vehicle properly (Wormdah...   [tags: legal drinking age, chemical test]
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Legal Drinking Age - Although the debate began many years ago, it still continues to this day. Should the legal drinking age be lowered, or should it not be lowered. The argument has always been massive, with both sides spitting out rebuttals left and right. Despite the fact that both sides showcase decent evidence, only one brings hard-hitting facts that truly make a difference: the legal drinking age should not be lowered because it helps prevents youths from driving drunk, it helps prevent youths from committing violent crimes, and it helps prevent incomplete develop of the brain....   [tags: drunk driving, alcohol, teenagers, young adults]
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MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving - MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving It is 2:20 in the morning when the phone rings. You are automatically startled and jump to pick it up after the second ring. That feeling in your stomach tells you that something is terribly wrong. It is the police on the other end of the line telling you that your daughter has been in a fatal accident. As the officer is talking, you seem to freeze and zone out. Your spouse is up now and takes the phone and talks to the officer to find out what is going on. You are in a state of shock as you both drive to the hospital so that you all can identify your daughter....   [tags: Expository Drinking Essays, Alcohol]
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Driving While on The Phone - As technology advances, people become notorious for using their electronics in inappropriate situations. Teenagers in present day commonly text at the dinner table, while crossing a street, and even while driving. Not only do teenagers text, their parents do, as well. Texting is a frequent fad among the young adults, it also a convenient method for parents to keep in contact with their children. People nowadays have to be in contact with friends and family at every moment of the day especially while driving it is the equivalent of driving under the influence, using hand-held devices (like Bluetooth) will decrease the number of accidents caused by phones, and studies show texting reduces a p...   [tags: Driving Texting]
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Teens and Drinking - Whether it’s potty training, learning to ride a bike, learning to tie shoes, learning to drive a car, getting a first job, etc, how many times in people’s lives do they say “I’m a big kid now, I can do it all by myself” . How many times are the previous said whenever the maturity level does not correspond to it. Foundations have to be laid before a person can go out alone. A baby cannot be potty trained before they even know how to walk. A child cannot ride a bike without first learning with training wheels and practice....   [tags: Alcohol, Drinking Age]
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Elderly Driving Tests - I believe that people over the age of 75 should not be allowed to drive without taking an agility test. Those who do not pass this test have their driver’s license taken away from them. Initially all beginning drivers are required to take an agility test along with an eye exam before we are issued a driver’s license. As we age our vision and agility skills may diminish. Therefore all elderly drivers should be have to take an agility test in order to keep this license. In most cases old age is a time of “review, retirement, and adjustment to new social roles involving decreasing strength and health (Berk, L....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Effects of Texting While Driving - A word has started to appear in discussions of driving. The word is "distracted." It refers to drivers who pay more attention to their cell phones, or their text messages, than they do to driving. The results can be fatal. One of the most common distractions today is texting. Each day in the United States, 9 people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver (Center). A couple of months ago, I and a friend were sitting at a red light waiting on green....   [tags: driving, text message, traffic deaths]
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The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered - There are numerous problems involving alcohol in the world today, including alcoholism, drunk driving, and alcohol poisoning leading to death. Many of these problems involve minors and are linked to drinking underage. The legal drinking age in many states is twenty-one years old. The purpose of this law is to keep minors out of danger: away from drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, and injuring the brain before it is fully developed. The government supports the belief that people are not ready or responsible enough for alcohol until this age....   [tags: Lowering the Drinking Age for Alcohol]
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Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered? - Chris Skinner finished his shift at a local pizza shop, where he worked, at 9:30. It was time to party hard he thought to himself as he was clocking out. He met up with some of his friends at Josh Dymtruk’s house in Flamborough. When he arrived his friends were playing a drinking game with cards in the back yard called kings. Dymtruk told everyone to leave by midnight. Skinner was “sloshed” according to his friend Kyle Barron, but even so Kyle invited Skinner over to his house where the party could continue with kyle’s parents....   [tags: drinking, social event, alcohol, ] 1391 words
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Why Texting and Driving Should Be Banned - There is 250 Million American who has a cell phone. Georgia house bill 23 would ban texting and talking drivers who are under 18 years old (Dickensheets N. Pag). Some people think that texting while driving should be unbanned because not everyone would be impaired when performing this task. However I think texting and driving should be banned because it costs too many injuries and death you see on TV and the news that are related to this. Some people thinks that driving and texting is just a simple task like picking up a phone and just press random buttons on it....   [tags: texting bans, driving, texting,] 565 words
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Lower the Drinking Age - When people turn eighteen they are finally considered an adult. They can join the army, vote, buy cigarettes or tobacco products, get a tattoo and even die for our country. Although everyone considers that person to be an adult, they are still not old enough to buy or consume alcohol. A person can be responsible enough to live on their own, make their own money, pay their own bills, and yet they are still not considered old enough to purchase or consume any type of alcohol. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would help prevent the crime and personal injuries that are caused by alcohol abuse....   [tags: drinking age, alcohol]
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Underage Drinking in Australia - ... It is hard for parents to be able to prevent their teenagers from consuming and experimenting with alcohol, but they can at least kindly encourage their children to drink it with limits. Australian parents believe that the alcohol that their teenagers are consuming isn’t as harmful as illegal drugs, and that it doesn’t cause health issues, death and other risks, When in realitythe risks of alcohol consumption in teens state otherwise, this is because underage drinking can cause the following: Binge drinking, , brain damage, injury, and in the worst case, death....   [tags: binge drinking, teenage years] 599 words
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Lowering the Drinking Age - Lowering the drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen is a good idea because it will most likely promote responsibility, alcohol consumption will be more controlled, and, if not done so, it is posing as discrimination against the eighteen to twenty age group; however, lowering the legal drinking age back to eighteen can be fatal because the brains of the eighteen to twenty year old age groups are not fully developed, binge drinking and alcohol addiction rates will go up, and the drinking and driving rates will increase....   [tags: drinking, women, pregnancy]
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The Legal Drinking Age Analysis - Alcohol is a prominent feature of America’s culture and is well enjoyed when used appropriately. Unfortunately, many fail to adhere to the laws put in place to ensure proper use and often fail to recognize their benefits. One law, in particular, being the legal drinking age. In the United States, the minimum legal drinking age is 21. According to David Hanson of the New York State University in Potsdam, it was officially changed July 17, 1984 when President Ronald Reagan signed the National Minimum Legal Drinking Age Act (Hanson “Minimum Legal Drinking Ages Around the World”)....   [tags: drinking age, alcohol policy, alcohol]
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Don't lower the drinking Age - Despite the problems that would arise, many people are beginning to feel that the drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen. Studies have been made; however, no hard evidence suggesting lowering the minimum drinking age would help have surfaced. Although there are countless studies of how alcohol has many harmful effects on teenagers, there is a great deal of negative criticism about what if the drinking age is lowered. Some would say the morally right decision is to not allow teens the chance to hurt themselves....   [tags: Alcohol, Harmful Effects, Teenagers, Drinking]
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Whats the Appropriate Drinking Age? - What’s the Appropriate Age. Alcoholism has been a major problem in the world for hundreds of years. Most people that deal with alcoholism became alcoholics because they needed a quick and easy way to de-stress. After long days at work or arguments with family and friends, the first thing they do is start drinking to make their stress go away. No one wakes up and decides, “I’m going to become an alcoholic today.” No one wants to be an alcoholic but bad things happen. If you are not careful with alcohol then you can easily become an alcoholic....   [tags: alcoholism, DUI, binge drinking,alcoholics]
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Lowering the Legal Minimum Drinking Age - The issue of underage drinking has become a major problem, especially on college campuses. But, underage drinking is not purely the root of all accidents related to alcohol. The real problem lies within the unsafe underage drinking habits amongst youth. There are ways that these alcohol-related accidents can be avoided. Several organizations have been created that are targeting a change in the legal drinking age laws. One key way to lower the risk of unsafe drinking is to lower the minimum legal drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen....   [tags: Social Issues, Underage Drinking] 1606 words
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Use of Cell Phones While Driving - If you are driving at 55mph for 5 seconds in that amount of time you could cross a football field. People don’t understand how dangerous distracted driving really is. All states should have some sort of legal parameters of what happens when you get caught using your cell phone while driving. People should get a stronger/ harsher punishment for the use of a cellular device while driving. People are way more impaired when you are distracted and driving than you are drinking and driving. The problem with this is that so many people do it and it is so unbearable hearing so many stories of how many people die every year because they make the mistake....   [tags: laws, death, driving, cell phones]
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It's Time To Lower the Legal Drinking Age - In the United States there have been many deaths due to alcohol. If it were not for the lack of education of alcohol abuse, many of the accidents could be prevented. The U.S’s biggest problem that Americans are facing is underage drinking. In our society we see many young teenagers that begin to drink at an early age of 10. They want to experience it without knowing the health risk factors that are associated with alcohol. There are many problems occurring because of alcohol abuse. In America the misuse of alcohol causes many teenagers to experience alcohol poisoning, alcohol dependency in the long run, and accidents....   [tags: Lowering the Legal Drinking Age] 2049 words
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Which should be the Drinking Age in the US? - In the early 1900’s, when the United States passed through a time of prohibition, numerous citizens were outraged that alcohol was forbidden. Even with the law forbidding all alcohol, the consumption levels didn’t decrease drastically. The only change was that drinking was all done underground; countless young adults constantly sneaked around the law to obtain a few drinks. Although individuals over the age of twenty can obtain alcohol, not much has changed; eighteen to twenty year olds still frequently sneak around....   [tags: prohibition, alcohol, drinking age] 1076 words
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Alcohol and Teens: The Effects of Teenage Drinking - When at a party, a student sees another teenager drinking a beer. Thinking nothing of it, the teenager picks up a large bottle labeled Vodka and beings to chug the contents of the bottle. The alcohol rushes through her body and she suddenly has a sense of feeling free and letting loose. The next thing the teenage girl remembers is waking up in a hospital bed to her mother crying by her bed side. The only thing her mom could say was “Honey, please wake up. Please be okay, I want you to be okay....   [tags: Essays on Underage Drinking]
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The United States Should Lower the Legal Drinking Age to Eighteen - The United States’ minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of twenty one is almost a perfect example of a policy with unrealistic expectations and serious unintended consequences. The current policy that the United States has in effect criminalizes youth who consume alcohol at less than twenty one years of age. Young adults are going to drink under twenty one, so why shouldn’t the United States lower the MLDA to eighteen. Following Prohibition in 1933, many states made their MLDA twenty one. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, many states lowered it to eighteen to match the drafting age (Alcohol Policy MD)....   [tags: Legal Drinking Age]
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Underage Drinking In America: - It’s Monday night at about 11:30, but I’m doing something different tonight that I haven’t done on a Monday night in a while; I’m staying sober. Yes, I am underage (19 years and 6 months to be exact) and it won’t be until my Junior year of college before I can take my first legal drink in the United States. But I am not the only one who drinks while under the legal age limit; there is an estimated 63% of underage college students that get drunk on a minimum basis of one night a week (Foster, 1996)....   [tags: Teenage Drinking ] 1535 words
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