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Breathalyzers: Friend or Foe?
breathalyzer is an electronic device designed to estimate blood alcohol concentration. Breathalyzers are usually used by police officers to grab hold of drunk drivers on the road. Breathalyzers can be installed in cars for citizens who constantly are intoxicated. We chose this topic because we strongly believe that breathalyzers should be installed into all vehicles, and that it would benefit everyone.

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  • 1. Breathalyzers: Friend or Foe?Cars should come with breathalyzersAshley MarcellusKelsey McCartyMrs. DavisComputer Applications 5th period
  • 2. Table of Contents Home Description of Topic Introduction Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3 Graph Opinion Summary Conclusion References
  • 3. Description of Topic• A breathalyzer is an electronic device designed to estimate blood alcohol concentration. Breathalyzers are usually used by police officers to grab hold of drunk drivers on the road. Breathalyzers can be installed in cars for citizens who constantly are intoxicated. We chose this topic because we strongly believe that breathalyzers should be installed into all vehicles, and that it would benefit everyone.
  • 4. IntroductionThese pictures arerelevant to our topicbecause we chose apicture of abreathalyzer, as wellas a person usingone, and pictures ofthe after affects ofdriving under theinfluence as well.
  • 5. People shouldn’t be endangered by drunkdrivers.Fact Statistic• The system will not allow • Each year, 17,000 people the car to start if the are killed by drunk alcohol concentration on drivers. the breath is .2 or higher.• Source
  • 6. Innocent people should not have to sufferthe consequences.Fact Statistic• In every U.S. • On average, every 15 state, driving with an minutes another person is intoxication level of more killed by an impaired than 0.08% is illegal. driver.• Source • Along with 1,347 child occupant fatalities, another 34 children died as pedestrian or bikers who were hit by drunk drivers.
  • 7. People do not know their blood- alcohollevel.Fact Statistic• Most people don’t realize • Men are more inclined to how intoxicated they be alcohol- impaired are, and having a behind the wheel than breathalyzer would allow women. In 2007, 83% of them to become aware legally drunk drivers and find a sober driver. involved in a road fatality• Not eating can heighten were men. your blood- alcohol level.• Source
  • 8. Graph Number of People Drinking and Driving Age 12 or 13 3% Age 14 or 15 15% Age 18-20 52% Age 16 or 17 30%
  • 9. Opinion Summary• Partner 1 • Partner 2 (Ashley (Kelsey Marcellus) : My McCarty) : In my opinion is that cars opinion, cars should have should definitely breathalyzers find ways to go installed because about installing its not like its breathalyzers in hurting anyone or all vehicles. It stopping people would save so from having fun its many people’s just protecting lives and would innocent people. benefit all people on the road.
  • 10. Conclusion• In conclusion, we whole heartedly believe that cars all around should have breathalyzers installed. Through our research, we found many reasons to support our opinions.
  • 11. Article Summary• Breathalyzers Article
  • 12. References• Howie, Craig. "Should Cars Have Built-In Breathalyzers?." autos.aol. N.p., 14 Feb 2010. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <http://autos.aol.com/article/interlock-devices- breathalyzer/>.• "Drunk Driving Accident Statistics ." edgarsynder. Law Offices of Edgar Snyder & Associates, 2009. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <http://www.edgarsnyder.com/drunk- driving/statistics.html>.• "Food and Blood Alcohol Levels." lifetips. N.p., 2011. Web. 29 Mar 2011. <http://dui.lifetips.com/cat/64006/bac-blood- alcohol-concentration/index.html>.