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Reckless driving

They have the windows up, their favorite musical note blasting through the speakers, they check to make sure that bottle of Bacardi is tucked low in the back seat, don’t care to look back and stomp the gas and pass by every tail light that approaches. Your teenager thinks they are free. So eager minded, little do they know that teenage drivers are rated the highest percentage of drivers to be involved in a traffic accident. There is a pattern of passenger distraction, drug use, and the most frequent, alcohol use among these teenage driven related accidents. The parents of today’s teens are so blinded to this fact. So you think your teen will think twice when getting in the car with a friend who has been drinking? They just might do that if they know that “when someone with a Blood Alcohol level of .15 (about four to seven drinks per hour for the average teen) is 380 times more likely to die in a single vehicle crash than a sober person”. Statistics reveal that eight young people a day die in alcohol-related crashes. Many of these deaths occur in the spring and summer months when youth activities including prom night and graduation parties present occasions for some teenagers to experiment with alcohol (Rehoboth police, online). Many young adults don’t think about what can happen while they are drinking, they are so caught up in that time of happiness with friends at that hip party they are attending. These teens may not see how scary it is to see that alcohol is a factor in nearly half of all auto fatalities. To add further depth into the situation every other minute someone is seriously injured in an alcohol related crash. “about 1.4 million arrests are made annually for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. The kids of today have this invincibility strength programmed into their heads with the idea that they can break the chances of death happening to them at this young of an age. The engine is re...

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