Liz Marks was an typical seventeen year old student, two weeks short of her 18th birthday. Liz was a ordinary high school student who enjoyed going to high school basketball and football games, bowling with friends, going to parties and modeling on the side. Liz was addicted to her cell phone, she felt like she needed it at all times or she would feel disconnected from the world and felt lonely without it. Her mother, Betty Shaw, would constantly remind her not to text and drive but Liz has admitted to ignoring the warnings of texting and driving because she notice other people do it and she thought getting into an accident would never happen to her. On April 7th, 2012, Liz Marks got into an extremely dangerous accident caused by distracted
Alcohol has harmful effects on the brain by interfering with the brains pathways. The consumption of alcohol can affect how the brain works, which can cause a change in the behavior and even the mood of a person. It also largely affects the coordination and long term memory of a user. Alcohol acts as a depressant and therefore slows down the rate of brain functions. The heart is at risk for damage as well. Alcohol can cause cardiomyopathy, which is the stretching of heart muscles or Arrhythmias which causes an irregular heartbeat. Because the heart takes such a toll when dealing with alcoholism there is an increased risk of stroke and high blood pressure. The pancreas is also at risk of damage, for instance the production of toxic substanc...
Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. It is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. A standard drink contains 0.6 ounces of pure ethanol. Depending on a person’s weight, age, and size as little as two drinks could but you over the legal limit, which is 0.08% of a person’s blood alcohol content. Alcohol affects every organ in the drinker’s body and can have many long lasting effects as well. Excessive alcohol use in a short amount of time can result in alcohol poisoning that can often times lead to death or loss of brain cells. Intoxication can impair brain function and motor skills. Heavy alcohol use can increase the risk for certain cancers, stroke, and liver disease. In 2009, liver cirrhosis was the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, with a total of 31,522 deaths. Among all the cirrhosis deaths in 2009, 48 percent were alcohol related. Also in 2009, alcohol related liver disease was the primary cause of almost 1 i...
Alcohol affects the body in many different ways. On the website drugfreeworld.org the author tells us about the bad long term and short term effects of alcohol on the body. One long term effect is that it makes the liver work to hard causing it to fail. When the liver fails to function properly the body takes in toxins that harm it. These toxins harm the body in many different ways. One short term effect is that it causes decreased perception and coordination. The decreased perception of things causes things to appear closer or farther away than they really are. The decreased coordination make the people very clumsy resulting in injury. Some other short effects of alcohol on the body are vomiting, slurred speech, and headaches. Some other long term effects of alcohol are alcohol poisoning, Ulcers, and sometimes cancer of the mouth and throat (“Short Term and Long Term Effects”, 2014).
Every person who has gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle will be involved in some sort of automobile collision at some point in his or her lifetime. Traffic accidents account for over twenty thousand deaths each year and more than ten times as many injuries. There are a number of factors that contribute to these types of collisions, however, new and evolving laws can account for a large portion of successful preventable measures. In order for laws to be changed or added for the purpose of safer roads and highways, lawmakers have to first look at what factors contribute to such unsafe conditions. The top five causes of automobile accidents that cause injury are distracted drivers, driver fatigue, drunk driving, speeding, and aggressive driving. Laws can be proposed to reduce and even eliminate each of these risks.
Technology is handled immensely day-to-day when waking up in the morning with an alarm clock, throughout the day communicating with family and friends until one goes to sleep at night while listening to music or watching TV. The use of technology while driving is a major cause of accidents, whether it is for GPS, texting or Instagram. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day in the United States, nine people are killed and more than one thousand one hundred fifty-three people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve an unfocused driver. Although technology is convenient and reliable, it cannot belittle the significance of casualties caused by a distracted driving.
My husband and I were driving down the interstate in anticipation of a long weekend together. I randomly glanced into the car to my right and I was shocked at what I saw; a woman putting on mascara, on the interstate, nonetheless. I then decided to observe the other drivers to see their different activities. Here is what I witnessed: talking and texting on the phone, eating, turning to check on something in the back seat, and disciplining their children. I came to the conclusion that the roads are filled with distracted drivers, not all but too many.
The cdc.gov says, "Everyday more that 9 people are killed in the united states and more than 1,153 people are injured in car crashes that are reported involving a distracted driver."Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes drivers ' attention away from driving. An everyday activity that is dangerous is being distracted while driving. Three situations that can cause driving to be dangerous are texting while driving, being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs while operating a vehicle,being distracted by passengers inside the car.
Alcohol affects the body negatively with over usage. Alcohol is a depressant, so the use of alcohol affects the central nervous system by temporarily slowing it down. Alcohol ends up blocking the messages from being received by the brain. This ends up altering a person's morals, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing. This causes the mind to change its decision-making and problem solving process. This is why many accidents occur while using alcohol.
The most immediate effect of alcohol consumption is change of mood. Even though alcohol is makes you feel excitement, happiness and relaxation it is in fact a depressant. Alcohol in the bloodstream causes impairment of motor co-ordination and slows down central nervous system activity, which gives the impression of clumsiness and can lead to alcohol related accidents. The more intoxicated a person has slurred speech, blurred vision and the loss of balance. Furthermore it switches off the part of the brain that controls judgment which can result in greater risk taking. However drinking in very large quantities can damage vital bodily functions which may lead to coma, or even death.
Drinking so much alcohol can do so much damage to your body and brain not only does it make you gain so much weight but also leads to deaths and others risks to your body such as meatball illness, type 2 diabetes, different types of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Having a PSA allows everyone even new comers to driving will know about the distracted driving incidents. Everyone can see the consequences that comes with distracted driving. Knowing about these consequences they will be focused on the road. There are many consequences that can come from distracted driving such as car accidents, tickets, injury and or even deaths. No one will want this to happen to them so they will listen to the PSA. Car accidents can lead to death. There are many accidents that have accrued leading to death because of a distracted driver. You or someone else can die from such a small thing. All because you wanted to change the radio, text a friend back, answer your phone and or pay attention to a passage. They made this
When a driver takes his eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind away from focusing on the road the driver has become distracted and may not even realize it causing danger to any passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. The reaction time of a distracted driver decreases along with the driver’s awareness of the surrounding cars, signs, and traffic signals. Also when a driver’s focus is not 100 percent on the road, the risk of losing control of the vehicle increases. Although television commercials, articles, and events make us believe that teenagers are always the drivers that are distracted while operating a motored vehicle when actually recent studies have shown all ages can become distracted by a number of things while driving.
At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. Distracted driving can be playing with the radio, texting, eating, drinking, applying makeup, or even just having a lot of people in the car at once. I, personally, despise people who continuously choose to partake in dangerous behaviors that cause distracted driving. They are creating risks of having a wreck and a chance of killing themselves or others on the road.