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Underage Drinking and Driving
PowerPoint by John ArneySlide2
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?Slide3
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.Slide4
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 speechSlide5
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.Slide6
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?Slide7
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.Slide8
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.Slide9
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 livesSlide10
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 driverSlide11
Injury to yourself or anotherThis could even mean the loss of lifeSlide12
There are other dangers on top of injury… Being caught and pulled over by a policemanSlide13
First offenseFine (up to $4000!)License suspension or restrictionAttendance at a DUI education course ProbationSecond offenseA jail sentence Another hefty fineAn almost definite license restrictionSlide14
Another form of Punishment
Some states are even identifying drunk drivers on their driver’s license. Humiliating?Slide15
New Ways of Preventing Drunk Driving
Cameras to monitor if you are actually paying attention or capable to driveSlide16
One Question to Leave With
Is driving drunk really worth messing your life up over?Slide17
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