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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?

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

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 MemoryLearning Capabilitiescoordination, emotional control, thinking, decision-making, hand-eye movement and speech


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 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 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

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

On average, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes in the USEach day 36 people die and almost 700 more are injured in vehicle crashes that involve a drunk driver


The Dangers

Injury to yourself or anotherThis could even mean the loss of life


More Dangers

There are other dangers on top of injury… Being caught and pulled over by a policeman



First offenseFine (up to $4000!)License suspension or restrictionAttendance at a DUI education course ProbationSecond offenseA jail sentence Another hefty fineAn almost definite license restriction


Another form of Punishment

Some states are even identifying drunk drivers on their driver’s license. Humiliating?


New Ways of Preventing Drunk Driving

Cameras to monitor if you are actually paying attention or capable to drive


One Question to Leave With

Is driving drunk really worth messing your life up over?


Works Cited (Pictures)

"2,670 = Drunk Driving Deaths So Far In 2009."


. Web. 18 Feb 2010. <http://cognac.com/2670-drunk-driving-deaths-so-far-in-2009/>.

"Bad Things Can Happen When You Drive While Intoxicated."

The Elliot


New York Law Blog

. Web. 18 Feb 2010. <schlissellaw.wordpress.com/.../>.



Drink and Drive."


. Web. 19 Feb 2010. <http://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/>.

"Drinking and Driving."

San Diego Personal


. Web. 16 Feb 2010.





A Real Story of a girl

. Web. 15 Feb 2010.

"Mock crash teaches lesson about drinking and driving."


. Web. 16 Feb 2010. <blog.mlive.com/>.

"Police Cracking Down."

Maine Person Injury Law

. Web. 16 Feb 2010. <http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/uploads/>.


Works Cited

Free Advice, . "Drunk Crimes."

Free Legal Advice

. 2007.


, Web. 18 Feb 2010. <http://www.freeadvice.com/>.

MADD, . "Get the truth about the 21 Law."

WHY 21?

(2007): n.


. Web. 18 Feb 2010. <http://why21.org/>.

MADD, . "Statistics."

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

(2009): n.


. Web. 16 Feb 2010. <http://www.madd.org/>.

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. <http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/underagedrinking/calltoaction