explanatory Essay
618 words
618 words

The Problem with Drinking and Driving is… The Mourning After Drunk driving is becoming a major killer. More people are killed by drunk drivers than by a gun. Many people in today’s society do not think about the dangers of driving drunk. If more people knew the statistics of driving drunk, how it affects them, and how others are affected, then they would not drive drunk. According to Kennedy, “Drunk Driving Makes A Comeback.” “Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the most common crime in the U.S. More than 41 percent of all traffic fatalities involve alcohol. In 1995, more than 17,000 people died because of drunk driving. In the early 1950s, the only way people could testify if someone was drunk is on what they observed with their own eyes” (89). Snyder states in “Chapter 5: Too Young To Die: Teenage Drinking And Driving.” “The ways to tell if someone was drunk was to notice if they exhibited slurred speech, unsteady walking, and smelled of alcohol. Proving someone’s level of intoxication became easier when Dr. Robert Borkenstein, invented the Breathalyzer machine in the ...

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  • Explains that drunk driving is becoming a major killer. more people are killed by drunk drivers than by guns. dr. borkenstein invented the breathalyzer machine in the 1950s.
  • Explains the consequences of drinking and driving, including dui, vehicular manslaughter, negligent homicide, and dui. the first offense of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated will lead to jail time, $250-$1,000 fines and penalties, license suspension for 90 days.
  • Recounts how they were at their grandmother's house with their cousins, ashley and sierra, when their uncle rang his cellular device and crashed into an 18-wheeler at a stop sign.
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