Drinking and Driving in the U.S.ASeungkyun An (Daniel)
Drinking and Driving in the U.S.A
As the development of industry, there are lots of cars and drivers on every street. People have gotten new and comfortable lives due to cars. On the other hand, when people are comfortable, people might forget some important things because people prefer only comfortable things. People all around the world drink and drive. However, driving under the influence of alcohol is a hazardous, risk-taking thing to do, not just to the drivers, but to the passengers and pedestrians as well. When people drink alcohol, their ordinary functioning of the brain detracts, therefore increasing the chances of having a fatal accident when people decided to drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2016), every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired car crashes. This meant in average, one person dies every 50 minutes. In spite of the fact that cars offer many benefits to people, drinking and driving is extremely dangerous. However, there are three solutions to prevent this problem such as making a drunkometer in every car, commercialization of automatic car and enforcing the zero tolerance laws.
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