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Donny Polson Professor Acosta-Mabrey April 22, 2014 Drunk Driving Intro When an intoxicated individual makes a decision to sit behind the wheel of an automobile and drive home, he endangers everyone on the road. In 2011, an average of one alcohol related driving fatality occurred every 53 minutes, making alcohol responsible for almost 32% of traffic related deaths (Drunk Driving, 1). Alcohol-related crashed are estimated to cost the public more than $50 billion per year. Everyone has heard that drunk driving is dangerous, but each year an estimated 17 million people choose to operate a motor vehicle under the influence (Drunk Driving, 1). Although the frequency of drunk driving has decreased over the years, the emotional toll on families and monetary costs on the public is still outrageous.
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To go along with the amount of deaths is the amount of life long injuries one may obtain from binge drinking. As David L. Marcus states, in recent newspapers, headlines are troubling. “ A 20-year-old student at Georgetown University dies in a fight after drinking. A fraternity member at the University of Michigan shoots a 19-year-old pledge with a pellet gun at a keg party. A party at Washington State University turns into a 500-student brawl.” (David L. Marcus) These incidents that occurred were only at three universities out of hundreds.
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