Why is this a problem, especially for teen drivers? | From 16-18 the accident rate is fairly steady, but the rate of fatal accidents increase -- more confidence, higher speeds, deadlier crashes.19-20 -- accident rate and fatal accident rates decline.21 -- accident rate still declines, but fatal accident rate takes a spike -- alcohol involvement. Drunk driving in general is a problem. Teens learn by observing. They observe their elders drink and driving. They read news articles of people with 10 or more DUI convictions still being allowed to drive. We tell teens that drunk driving is a problem while our actions say "but not that bad of a problem." | Statistics from research regarding teen crash rates. | Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion.2 | How is one organization or group trying to solve this problem? Name group and what they are doing. | SADD or Students Against Driving Drunk is informing student on the fatal risk of drunk driving, supporting with statistics and past experiences. | How is another organization or group is working to solve the problem? Name the group and what they are doing. | MADD supports funding for getting drunk drivers off the streets, that includes teens. | Web sites where this information was found. | MADD.orghttp://www.car-accident-advice.com/statistics-of-teen-drunk-driving.htmlhttp://www.sadd.org/mission.htm |
Something else that should be done to help solve or curb the problem. My own ideas for solving this problem. This may not be something that is currently being done. | In my hones opinion, rules must be inforced in order for anything to change, so more teens will respect the law and live longer then the age of 18-20. | What I can personally do to make more...
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