Drinking and Driving

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To stay sober or to find a designated driver, that should be the question

Persuasive Essay
Due: March 9th 2010 For: Ms. Leroux-Simurda
From Michelle Skippen

One glass, two glasses, three glasses, before you know it you are drunk and you need to get home. You figure everything will be fine, considering you are a great driver, right? Wrong, drinking and driving is a deadly combination. One drink and you can reduce you ability to concentrate and react to different situations properly. The more alcohol that is injected into ones system, the more difficulty you have judging distances and reacting to sudden problems on the road. Impaired driving, is considered an unacceptable and dangerous act and those who take part should be punished accordingly, by having their license revoked.

When an impaired driver sits in front of a wheel and puts pressure onto the gas peddle, they are automatically considered in an unsafe environment, along with the other passengers and other drivers on the road. Having an abundance of alcohol in ones system creates the endorphins in your brain to act abnormally. As a result, impaired drivers are not able to make correct judgment calls which is usually the cause of most accidents, “Someone is injured in an alcohol related crash nearly every minute” (Drunk Driving Facts, par. 2). As a driver you are not only responsible for your own well being, but the others around you as well. The issue about drinking and driving has affected millions of people all over the world. It is said that more people are injured in alcohol related car crashes than any other cause.

It is stated under the Criminal Code of Canada, that driving while your ability is affecte by alcohol or drugs, is a crime. If convicted of this crime, severe consequences will be set in action. Your vehicle does not have to be moving, if you are impaired behind...
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