Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving - Drunk Driving Unforgivable There are plenty of things in America that go along great together Ketchup and Mustard Music and Dancing

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Drunk Driving: Unforgivable There are plenty of things in America that go along great together: Ketchup and Mustard, Music and Dancing, Popsicles and Summer and of course Spaghetti and Meatballs. But there are two things that have been going together that shouldn't, and quickly becoming one of the biggest problems in America Today, Drinking and Driving. According to the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), In South Dakota alone, alcohol relates to 43 percent of all automobile fatalities, and 40 percent throughout the whole nation. In the whole Nation 17,000 people were killed in alcohol related auto accidents in 2005(MADD). That averages out to be one death every 30 minuets throughout the year. This is just the beginning of the jaw dropping statistics that go along with alcohol and driving. With such shocking statistics, what can we do to stop this epidemic from growing into an even larger problem and taking more lives? Alcohol related accidents occur daily and the problem needs to be corrected. Knowing that alcohol related driving accidents ending with fatalities occur every 30 minuets on average, it makes it a scary thought to just drive down the street to the local super market. For the safety of ourselves, our friends and our family, something has to be done to stop this terrible problem. At first glance an obvious solution is a designated driver. A designated driver is a person who agrees to not consume any alcohol while going out with a friend or a group of friends. The designated driver can then safely drive home the friends instead of allowing them
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Richey during the Spring '08 term at N. Colorado.

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Drunk Driving - Drunk Driving Unforgivable There are plenty of things in America that go along great together Ketchup and Mustard Music and Dancing

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