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Underage Drinking and Driving. PowerPoint by John Arney. Questions to Start With. Do you know anyone who has been in an accident related to drunk driving? Was it his/her fault or another driver’s fault?. What is Drunk Driving?.

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Underage Drinking and Driving

PowerPoint by John Arney

Questions to Start With

  • Do you know anyone who has been in an accident related to drunk driving?

  • Was it his/her fault or another driver’s fault?

What is Drunk Driving?

  • According to lawcore.com, drunk driving is when an operator of a vehicle has consumed enough alcohol to inhibit him/her from driving in a safe manner.

For Starters

  • Why is the legal age for drinking 21, when in most countries it is much lower?

    • Truth… Drinking hinders long and short term brain growth.

      • This effects things such as

        • Memory

        • Learning Capabilities

        • coordination, emotional control, thinking, decision-making, hand-eye movement and speech

Here in NC…

  • In North Carolina, the blood alcohol concentration at which one is considered legally intoxicated is .08%

  • Drivers under 21 are legally intoxicated when their blood alcohol level is .01% or more.

What if?

  • What if you are the one left alive while your best friend that was riding beside you is no longer with you?

  • What if the driver of the other car doesn’t make it BUT you do?

What if?

  • What if the other passenger barely makes it but has major medical problems because of the choice YOU made?

    • Jacqueline Saburido was 20 years old when she was hit by a drunk driver. She is now 23.

The Facts

  • Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among teenagers in America.

  • By age 15, approximately ½ of America’s youth have had a whole drink of alcohol, not just a few sips.


  • In 2008, an estimated 11,773 people died in alcohol-impaired traffic crashes

  • 3 in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lives

Quick Facts

  • On average, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes in the US

  • Each day 36 people die and almost 700 more are injured in vehicle crashes that involve a drunk driver

The Dangers

  • Injury to yourself or another

  • This could even mean the loss of life

More Dangers

  • There are other dangers on top of injury…

    • Being caught and pulled over by a policeman


First offense

  • Fine (up to $4000!)

  • License suspension or restriction

  • Attendance at a DUI education course

  • Probation

    Second offense

  • A jail sentence

  • Another hefty fine

  • An almost definite license restriction

Another form of Punishment

  • Some states are even identifying drunk drivers on their driver’s license.

    • Humiliating?

New Ways of Preventing Drunk Driving

  • Cameras to monitor if you are actually paying attention or capable to drive

One Question to Leave With

  • Is driving drunk really worth messing your life up over?

Works Cited (Pictures)

  • "2,670 = Drunk Driving Deaths So Far In 2009." Cognac. Web. 18 Feb 2010. <http://cognac.com/2670-drunk-driving-deaths-so-far-in-2009/>.

  • "Bad Things Can Happen When You Drive While Intoxicated." The Elliot Schlissel New York Law Blog. Web. 18 Feb 2010. <schlissellaw.wordpress.com/.../>.

  • "Dont Drink and Drive." Torch. Web. 19 Feb 2010. <http://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/>.

  • "Drinking and Driving." San Diego Personal Injursy. Web. 16 Feb 2010. http://www.sandiegopersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/

  • "Jacqueline Saburido ." A Real Story of a girl. Web. 15 Feb 2010.

  • "Mock crash teaches lesson about drinking and driving." mLive.com. Web. 16 Feb 2010. <blog.mlive.com/>.

  • "Police Cracking Down." Maine Person Injury Law. Web. 16 Feb 2010. <http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/uploads/>.

Works Cited

  • Free Advice, . "Drunk Crimes." Free Legal Advice. 2007. FreeAdvice, Web. 18 Feb 2010. <http://www.freeadvice.com/>.

  • MADD, . "Get the truth about the 21 Law." WHY 21? (2007): n. pag. Web. 18 Feb 2010. <http://why21.org/>.

  • MADD, . "Statistics." Mothers Against Drunk Driving (2009): n. pag. Web. 16 Feb 2010. <http://www.madd.org/>.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, . The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking2007. 2007. Surgeon General, Web. 19 Feb 2010. <http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/underagedrinking/calltoaction

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