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    D r i n k i n g & D r i v i n g

    And Why You Shouldnt Do It

    Rebecc a Goldw ater

    Per iod 7

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    Youre at a bar with a group of people tocelebrate your friends birthday. Your friendsget a few beers, but you decide to only have

    two because you have to drive later.

    But you got thirsty.

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    drinking and driving- the act of operating avehicle after consuming alcohol or other drugs

    It is a criminal

    offense in the U.S.

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    How does alc oho l af fec t yourdr iv ing?

    Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it temporarily

    prevents the body from functioning properly.

    Your reactions are delayed, your vision is

    blurred, and youre more likely to fall asleep or

    pass out at the wheel.

    You run the risk of killing yourself andothers!

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    Alc ohol and Inh ib it ions

    Alcohol releases your inhibitions, or personality

    elements than stop a person from behaving

    without regard for possible consequences. After

    consuming alcohol, youre more likely to get in

    the drivers seat without thinking twice.

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    What is b lood a lc oholconcent ra t ion?

    blood alcohol content (BAC)- percentage of alcohol in the blood

    If a persons BAC is at least 0.08 (in Virginia), they could be

    charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated).

    The Implied Consent Law states that any licensed driver

    charged with driving under the influence or while intoxicated

    cannot legally refuse to be tested for blood alcoholconcentration.

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    Ways t ha t sobr ie ty i s m easured:

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    Did you k now

    that in 2006, an estimated 17,941 peopledied in alcohol-related traffic accidents?

    that in 2006, 25% of people aged 15 to 20

    who were killed in motor vehicle accidentswere drinking alcohol?

    people aged 15 to 34 are more likely to

    drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs? drinking and driving is the number one

    killer of young people?

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    Car Ac c iden t s

    Drinking and driving almost always leads to a car

    accident, and you have two options: you could die, or

    you could live.

    If you die, then your family and friends will be forced

    to live without you for the rest of their lives.

    If you live, you stand a great chance of experiencing

    severe injuries or trauma that could stay with you forthe rest of your life. Brain damage is just one of the

    numerous examples.

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    Why shouldn t you dr ink anddr ive?

    You could hurt or kill yourself and others

    Significant damage to cars and other property

    You could lose your drivers license

    You could lose your job

    You could go to jail

    You have your whole lifeahead of you

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    IS IT WORTH IT?

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