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drinking and driving

Should Blood Alcohol Percentages for Drunken Driving Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things you can do. Alcohol causes varying degrees of the following side effects in everyone who uses it; dullness of sensation, lowered sensory motor skills, lowered reactive or reflexive motor responses, impaired thought processes, impaired memory, impaired judgement, sleep or sleeplessness, and in extreme cases can cause coma and death.”(Hardcastle 1). Wouldanyone want a person on the road with these side affects.Alcoholics have even worse side affects to alcohol. Look atthe picture above. How many times have you watched thenews and seen a reporter reporting at the scene of a drinkingand driving accident like this. How sad it is to think of oneman who died in such a accident. When he realized that hewas going to die, he asked his Mother "Please take care ofmy babies. Keep them together as a family!" What if thatwas a family member or friend or even you? What wouldyou do if you lost any of these people? To lower thenumber of drinking and driving death and accidents in thiscountry we should lower the blood alcohol percentage.People die everyday in this country, but did youknow that “Every 30 minutes someone in this country diesin an alcohol related crash.”(Stone 1) If we lowered theblood alcohol level from .10 to 0.08 there would be fewerdrinking and driving accidents. People do not realize that ablood alcohol level of .10 makes you at high risk for gettingin an accident. At this level you will have “Slowed reactiontimes, impaired motor functions, recklessness and "daredevil" behavior.”(Hardcastle 1). Lowering the blood alcohollevel would increase the safety of driving. Less peoplewould be drinking and driving and more people’s liveswould be saved. If this law is passed you would still be ableto drink. Stone states that “A average 170 pound male mustc...

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