Essay #2 - Means 1 Andrew M. Means English 1102 16 March...

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Means 1 Andrew M. Means English 1102 16 March 2011 Plattner Enough is enough One of the most worrisome conditions affecting America today is drunk driving and its gruesome effects in young adults. We are informed about these accidents on a constant basis through mediums of news media, yet we seem to overlook the impact that the issue has on our society. The effects of drinking and driving are too real and should not be taken in a light manner. There is currently a lack of awareness for what alcohol does to the human body, and there must be intervention in young adults and students to prevent the destruction of lives. Although alcoholic warnings are required to have a type of warning about drinking responsibly, these warnings simply aren’t enough. Young adults and students fail to realize the side effects that are included with the package of drinking, which puts humans in a very dangerous condition to operate automobiles and machinery. There are an estimated 30,000 people (about one every 50 minutes) who die in alcohol- related accidents each year (Drunk Driving Research). In 2009, 33,808 people died in traffic crashes in the United States. Of those crashes, 10,839 were alcohol impaired (Drunk Driving Research). As well as the deaths, every minute, one person is injured from alcohol related crashes. These rates are more widespread among citizens ages twenty-one to twenty-five, which is about twenty six percent of all accidents (SADD Statistics). These are far too many alcohol-
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Essay #2 - Means 1 Andrew M. Means English 1102 16 March...

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