The drinking-driver problem--what can be done about it?

Report to the Congress
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U.S. General Accounting Office , [Washington]
Drinking and traffic accidents -- United St


United St

Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
LC ClassificationsHE5620.D7 U53 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 53 p. :
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Open LibraryOL4063621M
LC Control Number79601366

Drinking of alcoholic beverages has become a commonly accepted lifestyle throughout most of the world. In the United States, 71 percent of the adults have identified themselves as drinkers and, sinceper capita consumption has increased percent for beer, percent for wine, and percent for distilled spirits.

This drinking lifestyle has long been recognized for its tragic. Additional Physical Format: Online version: United States. General Accounting Office. Drinking-driver problem--what can be done about it. [Washington]: U.S. General Accounting Office, Talk with a doctor or nurse about drinking and driving and request counseling if drinking is causing health, work, or social problems.

Buckle up every time, no matter how short the trip. Encourage passengers in the car to buckle up, including those in the back seat. Society has done much to improve highway safety.

However, you can do much to protect yourself. Don’t drive if alcohol-impaired. It’d dangerous and illegal. And also don’t ride with anyone who has too much to drink. Remember, drunk drivers usually kill themselves and their passengers. Serve as a Designated Driver. Always use a safety seat. Driving while intoxicated is a country wide problem, we can take it upon ourselves to make it better.

By taking the first step to avoid drinking in driving, you will be doing yourself and the other people around you a favor. While the fines for being arrested for a DUI can climb to as high as $40, no amount of money in the end is worth your.

A drunk driver experiences difficulty with common driving tasks. Learn to recognize these driving errors and avoid drunk drivers. You should watch out for drivers that exhibit the following tendencies.

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Driving drunk is a serious problem. Any time you drive intoxicated, you risk your freedom. Being convicted of DUI/DWI can result in jail time, losing your license, fines, and higher insurance rates. More important, though, are the safety risks.

Every 53 minutes, a person in the United States dies in an alcohol-related traffic accident. That’s 28 lives lost each and every day.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that nearly 88 percent of those aged 18 and older have consumed alcohol at least once in their lifetime, and about 57 percent have had an alcoholic beverage in the past month. This important book explains the dangers of drinking and driving through a powerful combination of scientific background, interesting explanations, statistics, and images.

The text provides support. TRANSITION: Let’s start by talking about what can happen if you use a cellphone while driving. BODY I. The use of cellphones while on the road.

Distracts drivers, affect concentrations on the road. ‘’In5, people were killed in U. roadways and an estimated additionalwere injured in motor vehicle crashes that were. Safety Advocates Gin Up Support for Alcohol Detection Tech to Combat Drunken Driving: The COVID pandemic has consumers stressed and businesses trying to innovate — a possible recipe for danger when alcohol is involved.

As bars and restaurants pivot to a carryout model for cocktails and other libations, the likelihood of drinking and driving goes up — and, with alcohol cited as a. This wrong choice, however, can lead to fatal consequences and should be addressed and avoided.

The behavior of drinking and driving may result in various negative and devastating effects. For one, it is one of the main causes of accidents. A driver driving under alcohol influence is more likely to cause road accident as compared to one driving.

How do you judge. Unfortunately, this is a situation that may sound familiar to most people and adds into the common reasons people drink and drive. For anyone who’s ever been convicted of and alcohol-related traffic violation, such as a DUI or DWI, the choice should be clear.

Risking injury or death seems like a common sense reason to call a. Continued. Seek support. Confronting someone about their heavy drinking can be hard on you, too. Talk to a trusted friend, counselor, or spiritual leader about what you’re going through.

If you've been drinking, call a taxi or car-sharing service for a ride, like Uber or Lyft. Never get in a car with a driver who has been drinking. Protect others by taking their keys if they attempt to drive after consuming alcohol. They may be mad at you, but the alternative is much worse.

Discusses the Surgeon General's Workshop on Drunk Driving; research on and prevention of drinking and driving as well as alcohol-drug interactions; use of deterrent laws, treatment versus deterrence, and impersonal prevention.

Charts, graphs, black and white photos. Drinking Driving And Driving Words | 4 Pages. but many safe-driving advocates are pushing to lower it. By lowering the legal limit to%, it is estimated that up to 1, lives a year could be saved, but many people in the national debate are claiming that lowering the limit would lead to excessive punishment of intoxicated drivers.

Nothing can lower blood alcohol content (BAC) besides time. Showers, caffeine and/or exercise do nothing. Drinking and Driving Statistics and Facts. First, we must look at just how common a problem driving under the influence can be: Someone dies due to a drunk driver in America every 51 minutes, or 27 times per day.

Health professionals can Help patients realize that car crashes are the leading cause of death for everyone ages and that 1 in 3 crash deaths involves a drunk driver. Routinely screen patients for risky drinking patterns, including binge drinking, and provide a brief intervention—a 10–15 minute counseling session—for patients who.

How Big is the Drunk Driving Problem. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime throughout all of the United States. There was one point in recent history where each state had its own blood alcohol content (BAC) level that constituted drunk driving, but every.

This post goes over 4 signs of alcoholism and heavy drinking problems. The signs are drinking more than you mean to, drinking and driving, drinking despite problems from alcohol, and withdrawal symptoms. It covers how to talk to someone about. Drinking and driving is a very serious and dangerous problem.

Many people every year are killed or injured because of drunk drivers. Have a look the harmful effects of drinking and driving.

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Drinking and Driving are like oil and water, they are not meant to be mixed together. Even though alcohol is a legal substance from ages of 21 and above there still are a lot of dangers of drinking and driving.

Here are some facts and statistics of driving while intoxicated and the dangers involved. Drinking and driving is a topic that should get most people pretty riled up.

There is a stigma attached to those that choose to drink and drive and it is well deserved. The fact is, putting the key in the ignition with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit is equivalent to loading a gun and pointing it at everyone in your path. Teens drive faster and do not control the car as well as more experienced drivers.

Their judgment in traffic is often insufficient to avoid a crash. In addition, teens do most of their driving at night, which can be even more difficult. Standard driver's education classes include 30 hours of classroom teaching and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel.

If you notice your vision is blurred, cloudy, or are having any eye-related issues during a night of drinking, do not get behind the wheel. Increased Likelihood of Having an Accident.

While traffic fatalities have been on the decline in recent years, there are still ab deaths caused by alcohol-related crashes each year in the.

PDF | On Jan 1,Russell W Rumberger published Why Students Drop Out of School and What Can be Done | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate. The problem is how to prevent car crashes because of drunk driving.

The best thing government can do is to increase fines and put more police in cities to catch the law breakers. In addition, advertising campaign about the danger of drunken drivers should be held.

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There may be billboards, video clips, famous people’s speeches, and so on. Like about how I always want to take an Amtrak train to Montreal — which I do, I do, I really do. Or about how cops are kind of like Superman and kind of like janitors at the same time.

Or about how mustaches make people look like German baronets and also like deli clerks at a 7-Eleven (except I cut that part from the book). There is one way that a drunk driving arrest can be a good thing.

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It can provide an opportunity for the offender to recognize he or she has a problem with drinking, especially when driving.

A study revealed that most first-time offenders who entered a “driving under the influence of alcohol” (DUI) program acknowledged that they needed. Exercise, meditate, read a book, or call a friend.

The idea is to do something you enjoy so you can loosen up and come back to the problem with a .And this can contribute massively to the occurrence of an accident. Alcohol clouds a person’s judgement. This becomes even worse if the driver has taken in a lot of alcohol.

When a driver sits behind the steering wheel and has an impaired judgement, then he puts his life and others in immense danger.Drinking and driving is probably the dumbest thing you can do, it’s not safe.

You can hurt, kill innocent people, and it’s just not worth the risk of spending life in prison. When teenagers or.