Drinking and Driving

By: Allyson and Becca

Facts

  • 1/3 drivers are repeated offenders - BAC is over .15
  • 45 states - ignition interlock devices
  • 42 states - license revocation
  • 41 states- sobriety checkpoints
  • 28 states - vehicle seizure
  • Average 3 teens killed/day after drinking and driving
  • 10,200 killed in America in 2010 - by drunk drivers

Officers think

  • Future DUI laws - 0 tolerance level for all ages
  • NIDA teens start drinking will rely more on alcohol then people who start at the age of 21
  • Also adults and teens are more likely to get involved in "drunk driving."

Age group

  • Teen drivers effected most ( are doing it)
  • Drunk drivers - 50% crashes on weekends

Why or why not?

  • Forget problems
  • Don't want to be lame
  • Friends do it
  • Slow brain growth
  • Don't know if it will recover
  • Over confident
  • Don't want to get caught
  • Remember you're not always fine

What is it?

  • When people have consumed to much
  • Decide to drive drunk
  • Drunk driving is a choice

Effects/Cost of it

  • Number reason teens/young adults killed
  • Doing it - may cost your life or someone else
  • Slim amount that survive for crashes
  • If they survive - life isn't the same

Testing/Laws

  • Helps police tell if alcohol is in system - breathalyzer
  • Trained to look for watery eyes, droopy eyelids, slow reaction, and dilated pupils
  • Tested Positive - arrested, handcuffs, search for weapons, and then jail
  • Laws - different in each state - drunk driving

Works Cited

  • "Drinking and Driving Is Deadly." N.p., n.d. Web.
  • "Laws." N.p., n.d. Web.
  • "Testing." N.p., n.d. Web.
  • "Drinking and Driving." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2013. Web. 23 May. 2013
  • "Teen Health and Wellness." Teen Health and Wellness. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2013.
  • Van, Tuyl Christine. Drunk Driving. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2006. Print.
  • http://schools.iclipart.com/