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1 Underage Drinking and Driving PowerPoint by John Arney

2 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?

3 What is Drunk Driving? According to, drunk driving is when an operator of a vehicle has consumed enough alcohol to inhibit him/her from driving in a safe manner.

4 For Starters 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 – Memory – Learning Capabilities – coordination, emotional control, thinking, decision-making, hand-eye movement and speech

5 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.

6 What if? 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?

7 What if? 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.

8 The Facts 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.

9 Facts 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 lives

10 Quick Facts On average, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes in the US Each day 36 people die and almost 700 more are injured in vehicle crashes that involve a drunk driver

11 The Dangers Injury to yourself or another This could even mean the loss of life

12 More Dangers There are other dangers on top of injury… – Being caught and pulled over by a policeman

13 Punishment First offense Fine (up to $4000!) License suspension or restriction Attendance at a DUI education course Probation Second offense A jail sentence Another hefty fine An almost definite license restriction

14 Another form of Punishment Some states are even identifying drunk drivers on their driver’s license. Humiliating?

15 New Ways of Preventing Drunk Driving Cameras to monitor if you are actually paying attention or capable to drive

16 One Question to Leave With Is driving drunk really worth messing your life up over?

17 Works Cited (Pictures) "2,670 = Drunk Driving Deaths So Far In 2009." Cognac. Web. 18 Feb "Bad Things Can Happen When You Drive While Intoxicated." The Elliot Schlissel New York Law Blog. Web. 18 Feb "Dont Drink and Drive." Torch. Web. 19 Feb "Drinking and Driving." San Diego Personal Injursy. Web. 16 Feb "Jacqueline Saburido." A Real Story of a girl. Web. 15 Feb "Mock crash teaches lesson about drinking and driving." Web. 16 Feb "Police Cracking Down." Maine Person Injury Law. Web. 16 Feb

18 Works Cited Free Advice,. "Drunk Crimes." Free Legal Advice FreeAdvice, Web. 18 Feb MADD,. "Get the truth about the 21 Law." WHY 21? (2007): n. pag. Web. 18 Feb MADD,. "Statistics." Mothers Against Drunk Driving (2009): n. pag. Web. 16 Feb U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking Surgeon General, Web. 19 Feb

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