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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

Underage Drinking and Driving

PowerPoint by John Arney

questions to start with
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
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
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
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?
  • 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 if1
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
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
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
The Dangers
  • Injury to yourself or another
  • This could even mean the loss of life
more dangers
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
Another form of Punishment
  • Some states are even identifying drunk drivers on their driver’s license.
            • Humiliating?
new ways of preventing drunk driving
New Ways of Preventing Drunk Driving
  • Cameras to monitor if you are actually paying attention or capable to drive
one question to leave with
One Question to Leave With
  • Is driving drunk really worth messing your life up over?
works cited pictures
Works Cited (Pictures)
  • "2,670 = Drunk Driving Deaths So Far In 2009." Cognac. Web. 18 Feb 2010. .
  • "Bad Things Can Happen When You Drive While Intoxicated." The Elliot Schlissel New York Law Blog. Web. 18 Feb 2010. .
  • "Dont Drink and Drive." Torch. Web. 19 Feb 2010. .
  • "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. .
  • "Police Cracking Down." Maine Person Injury Law. Web. 16 Feb 2010. .
works cited
Works Cited
  • Free Advice, . "Drunk Crimes." Free Legal Advice. 2007. FreeAdvice, Web. 18 Feb 2010. .
  • MADD, . "Get the truth about the 21 Law." WHY 21? (2007): n. pag. Web. 18 Feb 2010. .
  • MADD, . "Statistics." Mothers Against Drunk Driving (2009): n. pag. Web. 16 Feb 2010. .
  • 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.