Underage Drinking and Driving
Underage drinking and driving is a serious problem in our society today, and occurs all too often. There many dangers and problems that occur with underage drinking and driving that can affect everyone not just the drunk driver. Not only can the drunk driver injure or kill themselves, but they put the lives of other people in danger as well. Underage drinking and driving can ruin a young adults promising future as well as the future of others. There are serious legal ramifications for underage drinking and driving that could land an offender in jail, leave them with fines to pay, and many other penalties. With all of these dangers linked to underage drinking and driving it makes you wonder why anyone would want to attempt to drink and drive. Consumption of alcohol in the United States for any individual under the age of twenty-one is illegal. Even though it is illegal for teenagers to consume alcohol this does not stop teenagers all across the United States from drinking. Even worse is that some of the teenagers will drink alcohol and then will attempt to drive. Driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous for any one to attempt, and is even more dangerous for teenage drivers. Driving under the influence of alcohol greatly increases the chance of a person being in an accident, and this attempt can be fatal to the driver, passengers, other drivers, and innocent civilians. If someone you know who does get drunk have them call someone they can trust to come get them, or take them yourself only if you have not been drinking. The same goes for any teenager who decides to get drunk they should call their parents or someone they trust to come get them instead of attempting to drive. Maybe because a teenager called their parents instead of attempting to drive they will get in trouble, but this could safe their life or a friend's life. All to often do you hear about car accidents that happened due to an individual drinking alcohol....
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