Presentation on theme: "Risks & Consequences. Australia – The names of the drivers are sent to the local newspaper and printed under the heading, “He/She is drunk and in jail.”"— Presentation transcript:
Australia – The names of the drivers are sent to the local newspaper and printed under the heading, “He/She is drunk and in jail.” Malaysia – Driver is jailed and if he’s married, his wife is jailed too. Turkey – Drunk drivers are taken 20 miles from town by the police and forced to walk back under escort. Norway – The drunk driver is sentenced to 3 weeks in jail at hard labor, with 1 year loss of license. If there is a second offense within 5 years, the license is revoked for life.
Finland & Sweden – Drunk drivers receive an automatic jail sentence of 1 year at hard labor. Costa Rica – Police remove the license plates from the drunk driver’s car. Russia – The license is revoked for life. England – Drunk drivers are sentenced to one year jail term, fined $750 and have their license suspended for a year. France – Conviction means a 3 year suspension, 1 year in jail, and a $1,000 fine.
Poland – Drunk drivers are jailed, fined, and forced to attend political lectures. Bulgaria – A second conviction results in execution. El Salvador – Your first offense is your last … execution by firing squad. So … what do you think? Are our laws too easy in regards to drinking and driving? Should they change???
Driving while intoxicated is the leading cause of teen death Almost 50% of car crashes in which a passenger dies is due to the driver being drunk
An estimated 513,000 people in the United States are injured in alcohol-related car crashes About 3 in 10 people in the US will be involved in an alcohol-related accidents at some point Nation’s most frequent committed crime
Drinking ANY amount of alcohol can … Reduce ability to judge distances, speeds, and turns Increases a person’s tendency to take risks Slows reflexes Reduces concentration Makes a person more forgetful Reduces a person’s ability to judge capabilities and limitations
What is BAC? ◦ Blood Alcohol Concentration ◦ Determined through a breathalyzer Factors affecting BAC: ◦ Gender ◦ Weight ◦ Metabolism ◦ Amount of alcohol consumed ◦ Amount of food consumed before/during drinking ◦ Time between drinks The ability to drive is affected even at a BAC of.02. Just one drink can affect a person’s ability to drive safety.
DUI – Driving Under the Influence (.08) DWI – Driving While Intoxicated (.10) Some states have special license plates for vehicles of drunk drivers! .o8 BAC for drunk driving DUI or DWI A person who has a BAC over.08 or refuses to take a chemical test will have their license suspended or revoked Multiple offenders may have to forfeit their vehicles No open containers are allowed for anyone in the vehicle
In the state of Washington … Mandatory education/treatment for all DUIs Vehicle forfeited for 2 nd conviction within 7 years A BAC of.08 = 1 day in jail or 15 days electronic home monitoring, $685 fine A BAC of.15 or over = minimum 2 days in jail or 30 days electronic home monitoring, $925 fine Ignition interlock if BAC is over.15 Injuries caused by drinking and driving = not more than 10 years in jail, $20,000 fine Homicide caused by drinking and driving = $50,000, revoked license, possible life jail sentence
If you are under 21 and are drinking while driving you will be given a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) if you have a BAC of.02 or greater. ◦.02 = approximately one drink
If you choose to drink you need to take responsibility for your actions! ◦ Choose a driver that hasn’t been drinking ◦ Plan ahead … don’t wait until people have started drinking