Thursday, November 1, 2007
This survey that I conducted was by using my last post. I asked teenagers of all ages the same question. Did Reggie Stephey get unreasonable charges. He was fined 20,000 dollars and 7 years in prison for drunk driving. He killed two people and severely hurt another. After surveying these teenagers, the overall answer was the charges were not unreasonable. I also think teenagers are realizing that drinking and driving is not okay, because there is so much awareness of drunk driving and how its not right. Plus the after effects of drinking and driving are getting much more severe. I found this website that is related to my topic.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I think the best way to be completely safe is to not drink and drive. If you do plan on drinking make sure you have a designated driver, who hasn't been drinking. The best defense against a drunk driver is wearing a seat belt. Make a smart choice to not drive while impaired, you could save some one else's life or yours. I found on this website a girl named Jacqueline ,was hit by a teenage drunk driver( Reggie Stephey )who was driving home after a couple beers with his friends. She was caught in the burning car for 45 seconds. Her body was severely burned. Two of her friends died in that car accident. She didn't though, she lost her ears and also one of her eyes and her body is covered in burns. She had to get over 40 operations just to live. Three years after the accident he had to serve 7 years in prison and fined $20,000. He was charged with manslaughter for the deaths two of her friends and 2 counts of intoxication. The motto for the slogan don't drink and drive is "Not everyone who gets hit by a drunk driver dies".
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Drunk Driving is a big problem here in the United States because people choose to drink and drive, though it is very illegal. Alcohol is a factor in 6% of traffic related crashes and 40% which are fatal car accidents. The best defense against a drunk driver is wearing a seat belt, and if you are planning on drinking, designate a driver. There is an organization called MADD. It stands for Mother's Against Drunk Driving. It'd an nonprofit organization that prevent teenagers from drinking and driving. Since developing this organization, the penalties of drunk driving have got more strict. Which I think overall gets the message out to the public, that drinking and driving has severe consequences.