History of anti-drinking and driving


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History of anti-drinking and driving

  1. 1. History of:Anti- drinking and driving movement<br />- Amalie Kreitman <br />
  2. 2. 1800’s <br />Alcohol was a staple for most people <br />Water carried bacteria and germs <br />Alcohol killed germs and pain <br />Great Pyramid at Giza drank about 1 ½ gallons of beer a day <br />1st drunk driving arrest 1897 in London, George Smith crashed his car into a building. At this time it was not regulated in America, and having a car at this time were only for rich and soon later became more popular <br />
  3. 3. 1918- 1920 <br />1917, division automobile licensed and registration of South Carolina was created. <br />The division collected tax fees <br />1918, Alaska issued “Bone Dry” law <br />Banned the use of alcohol for medical use, recreational use, and had increase violations if caught <br />1920, eighteenth amendment became a law. This act became the Volstead act. <br />
  4. 4. 1935-1939<br />1935, first time in Indiana each drive had to purchase a license for 50 cents. No test was needed. This helped pay for high way patrol <br />1939, Indiana became the first state to issue a BAC law ( blood content level) to see if the driver was drunk. The limit was set at .15 almost double what it is today, .08<br />At this time the legal drinking age in 16 states was between the ages of 18, 19, 20. <br />
  5. 5. 1969, Teddy Kennedy <br />Teddy drove his car of Dike Bridge and it splashed into the water between Martha's Vineyard and Chappaquiddick Island. Teddy was able to swim to shore while his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne died trapped in the car. Before Teddy talked to officials, he waited a few hours because if he were to get breathalyses it would have shown up that he was drunk. <br />
  6. 6. Welcome to the 80’s<br />The organization MADD was created <br />1984, the national legal drinking age was set to 21 <br />1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck oil in the Bligh Reef in Prince William sound Alaska. Spilling more than 11 million gallons of oil, the largest in US history. The ship’s master Joseph Hazelwood was under the influence during this natural disaster. <br />
  7. 7. The 1990’s <br />1990, states legalized the limit for BAC at .08<br />1998, the Zero tolerance legislation passed. This was when the driver was convicted for the amount of alcohol was in their system<br />
  8. 8. Today! <br />2004, The United States made a law that .08 was the national standard for alcohol<br />Drinking and driving is still a major issue today, there are many different organizations for example; DDPO( Drunk Driving Prevention Organization), Safe Ride Home, Smart & Sober, and PADD( People Affected by Drunk Driving) and many more.<br />Drinking and Driving is one of the major causes of death in the United States <br /> Today a DUI is a major crime, and a very serious offense. Be safe, and drink responsibly. <br />
  9. 9. References: <br />http://www.kbtx.com/local/headlines/43620552.html<br />http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/learning/exxon.htm<br />http://www.drinkinganddriving.org/Articles/historyof.html<br />http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health/promoting-healthy-lifestyles/alcohol-other-drug-abuse/facts-about-youth-alcohol/minimum-legal-drinking-age.page<br />http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/Controversies/Bone-Dry-Laws.html<br />http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health/promoting-healthy-lifestyles/alcohol-other-drug-abuse/facts-about-youth-alcohol/minimum-legal-drinking-age.page<br />