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Drunk driving is an issue for teen drivers
because when drunk, their reaction times are
lowered and there is a higher chance of them
getting into accidents. Teenagers do not
know the dangers of drinking and driving, as
most of them think they are invincible, and a
can of alcohol won’t harm them one bit. But it
Did you know that the crash rate for 16 to 19
years olds are 2.7 times higher than drivers
of all ages?
The amount of crashes from drinking 16 to
19 year old drivers are almost 2 times higher
times higher than drivers of all ages.
5.1% of fatal injuries come are caused from
alcohol and drug use.
An organization that is
trying to solve this
problem is Mothers
Against Drunk Driving.
MADD works on
drinking and driving with
research, support victims
of drunk driving, and
Another group, SADD
holds many meeting and
presentations that help
students learn to resist
peer pressure. They also
have a bright red band
that they give out to
teenagers bearing the
word empowerment and
power to remind them to
do the right thing.
One idea I have for solving this problem is a
car that can somehow detect alcohol on your
breath, or a car that can recognize a drunk
drivers haphazard movements, and
automatically use its computers to call for
help. It’s quite possible with today’s
I know that I can spread the word of not
drinking and driving. I also know that I can,
when going to parties, be the designated
driver for my friends that have drunk any