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Drinking and Driving

  1. 1. Teen Drinking and Driving BY: Brooke Rhodes and Kandice Fegley
  2. 2. Alcohol <ul><li>When alcohol is consumed, it's absorbed into a person's bloodstream. From there, it affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), which controls virtually all body functions. Alcohol actually blocks some of the messages trying to get to the brain. This alters a person's perceptions, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Deadliest Season for Teens to be on Road <ul><li>Prom night </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of Summer Driving Season </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Alcohol Affects You <ul><li>Loss of Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Slowed Reflexes </li></ul><ul><li>Distorted Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Is A Distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Makes You Hyper </li></ul><ul><li>Drowsy or Aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>May Lose Consciousness </li></ul>
  5. 5. Signs To Find A Drunk Driver <ul><li>Weaving in and out of lanes </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps face close to windshield </li></ul><ul><li>Drives off the road </li></ul><ul><li>Swerving or turning suddenly </li></ul><ul><li>Stopping for no reason in middle of traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Following other cars too closely </li></ul><ul><li>Ignoring traffic signals </li></ul><ul><li>Sudden speeding up or slowing down </li></ul><ul><li>Driving without headlights </li></ul>
  6. 6. Consequences of Drinking and Driving <ul><li>Get a ticket </li></ul><ul><li>Have to pay large fines </li></ul><ul><li>Lose your license </li></ul><ul><li>Total your car </li></ul><ul><li>Do many hours of community service </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance company cancels policy </li></ul><ul><li>DUI (Driving while under the Influence) </li></ul><ul><li>May hurt or kill someone or yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe charged with a felony (Jail Time) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other Distractions <ul><li>Texting while driving </li></ul><ul><li>Loud music </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic games </li></ul><ul><li>Other teens in the car </li></ul><ul><li>Eating or drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Putting make-up on </li></ul><ul><li>Talking on your cell phone </li></ul>
  8. 8. Statistics <ul><li>In 2003, 25% of drivers ages 15-20 who died in car crashes were intoxicated. </li></ul><ul><li>An average of 3 teens are killed each day after making the choice of driving after drinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking and driving is the #1 killer of young Americans ages 15-20. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Statistics Cont. <ul><li>The first 500 miles a person drives are the most dangerous. </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are 10 times more likely than adults to crash during this period. </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of high school at least 80% of students have tried alcohol. ( 4 out of every 5 students) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why are Teens at Risk <ul><li>Teens face more risks than any other age groups. </li></ul><ul><li>They lack driving experience. </li></ul><ul><li>They are more likely to react improperly to sudden problems on the road. </li></ul><ul><li>More likely to run red lights, do illegal turns, and actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Risks for accidents increase when teen drivers have younger passengers. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1.) Do you drink alcohol? # Of P E O P L E
  12. 12. 2.) If yes, how often do you drink? # Of P E O P L e
  13. 13. 3.) Do you go to parties, clubs, or stay at home when you drink? # Of P E O P L E
  14. 14. 4.) Have any of your friends had an underage drinking party? # Of P E O P L E
  15. 15. 5.) Are you a licensed driver? # Of P E O P L E
  16. 16. 6.)Have you ever driven under the influence of alcohol? # Of P E O P L E
  17. 17. 7.) If no, do you have a designated driver when you drink? # Of P E O P L E
  18. 18. 8.) Have you ever been in the car with someone who was under the influence of alcohol? # Of P E O P L E
  19. 19. 9.) Have you ever been in a car accident that was due to alcohol consumption? # Of P E O P L E
  20. 20. 10.) Have you ever been in trouble with the authorities that had to do with drinking? # Of P E O P L E
  21. 21. 11.) Have you ever lost someone you knew due to drinking and driving? # Of P E O P L E
  22. 22. Relates to Book <ul><li>Teen drinking and driving relates to the book Twisted because in the book after the party was broken up, Chip was going to drive him, Bethany and Parker home drunk. Tyler did not want them to get hurt so he takes Chip’s keys and drives them all home. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Works Cited <ul><li>“ Alcohol Facts (Booze).” Above the Influence. 11 Jan. 2010. <http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/facts/drugs-alcohol.aspx?id=search_properAlcohol>. </li></ul><ul><li>Cefrey, Holly. “Drinking and Driving.” Teen Health and Wellness: Real life, Real Answers. 2009. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. 23 Dec. 2009 <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/129/drinking-and -driving->. </li></ul><ul><li>Lundblad, Kristina. “Behind the Wheel.” Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers. 2009. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. 23 Dec. 2009 <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/29/behind-the-wheel>. </li></ul><ul><li>Tyrrell, Joie. “Massapequa Wins Save Driving Contest.” Newsday: Blogs. 28 May 2009. Newsday. Newsbank. 23 Dec. 2009. <http://infoweb.newsbank.com>. </li></ul>