A lot of stores don't care, they just need to ask for an I.D. because they are being watched by security cameras. No matter what city your are in, one in every five stores will sell beer to a minor. If stores stop selling to minors they would lose a lot of business. Looking at the surveys I took at Lincoln on this topic it can been seen what teens think about teenage drinking.
There is no argument that drinking and driving is bad because so many people are put at risk when someone does drive drunk. Teenagers drink, which is against the law to begin with, but also drive while they are intoxicated. This is bad because teenagers are still growing and are at the age of rebellion, so alcohol has a different effect on teenagers than adults. Teenagers feel that they are grown up enough to make adult decisions, but drinking and then driving is a sure sign of immaturity. In many studies researchers have found that the number one cause of death among young adults are car crashes and out of all of those, nearly half are alcohol related.
“Every 53 minutes in America a life is lost in a drunk driving crash; that equals to 27 people every day. On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest” (“11 Facts About…” 1). Drunk driving is the second cause of car accidents in the US. Texting and driving has taken the number one cause of accidents in the United States. Many people that have died from drinking and driving.
Dreams are people’s expectations for a better tomorrow. However, intoxicated drivers shatter those dreams without a reason or warning. Even with all the advertisements that highlights the dangers and effects of driving drunk, yet people still chose to drive while intoxicated. Many advocates are working hard to get these people off the streets, and they have been able to reduce the number of alcohol related crashes. Organizations such as Mothers against Drunk Driving have acted alongside law enforcement to reduce the horrific statistics.
Although this drug is illegal for teenage use a large percentage of teens use alcohol. Many teens die in automobile accidents, which could have prevented if they had chosen to say no. Each year it is blame in the deaths of more than four thousand teens (Claypool, p. 42). No crime kills more teenagers in America. Kids who are drinking regularly in high school seem to be fully aware of the penalties and laws against underage drinking, possession but don't care.
The causes of accidents among teenagers are distractions, driving under the influence of alcohol and inexperience. When teenagers allow themselves to be distracted from keeping their focus on the road it lessens their response time to actions that may need to be taken to avoid accidents. Alcohol is another cause of delayed reaction, which in turn can be the cause or reduce the ability to prevent an accident. . Approximately 2,000 underage drinkers die each year behind the wheel and alcohol is a factor in a third of all teenage auto fatalities (Driving Laws, n.d.).
A Gallup Youth Survey taken in May of 2001, found that 51% of teens between the ages of 13-17 said it is pretty easy to get alcohol. They are able to get it from their parents, a person who is of legal age, using a fake ID, or successfully stealing it. Underage drinking has become a serious problem in the United States. Texans under the age of 21 are not just dying in traffic fatalities, but they are also dying from alcohol poisoning. Teens are not drinking socially; they're drinking to get drunk.
It is by setting a designated driver. From 2011 to 2012 highway deaths that involved drunk drivers rose 4.6 percent. It numbered 10,322 according to Federal Stats, (Rubinkam 1). The danger of drunk driving is far too high to even think of driving under the influence yet as the stats show people still are doing it. The stat shows that the number of drunk drivers in an accident rose 4.6 percent, which means more and more people are choosing to drive under the influence.
It is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in America today. In fact it is said that ab out 40 % of the population will be involved in a alcohol related crash during their life. Drunk driving is especially dangerous to young people, who seem to be more involved than others. Drunk driving is the number one cause of death among young people, accounting for 20% of all deaths from ages 15 to 20. Drunk driving is such a hard thing to overcome though.
With the immaturity of teens combined with the lack of driving skills, disasters are still occurring. Although most teens believe their driving is becoming safer, it is a lie. States are taking charge by giving out driving curfews to teens; fourteen states have set limits as to how many passengers may be allowed in the vehicle with young drivers. Although teenagers go through tests and programs before obtaining a full license, teens are not fully prepared; therefore, teens are causing dangerous events to take place.