Which gender is more likely to drive after drinking?
Last year a student from my high school was killed in a drunk driving accident. As shocking as the death was for many students, people still continued to drive while intoxicated. This year two of my close friends received DUI's and numerous people I have encountered have also been convicted of Driving Under the Influence. Working at a local bar, it is very seldom that I see a person choosing to remain sober because they "have to drive", and I began to wonder which gender was more likely to drive after consuming alcohol.
I hypothesize that men are more likely to drive after consuming alcoholic beverages than women. I have decided this for several reasons, the primary one being that when on a date, usually the male drives.
I began my research on the Internet, and found several very useful sights. MADD (mothers against drunk driving) had some fairly new statistics regarding alcohol consumption and driving. I also visited the National Clearinghouse for Drugs and Alcohol, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. While reviewing some statistics regarding fatal accidents related to alcohol, I noticed that California had a very high number o
Do you drive after consuming alcoholic beverages (please be honest)6. The number of men who said they would drive after consuming four alcoholic beverages decreased by 20 and the number of females who said they would drive after that many decreased by 32. After alcohol is consumed, it diffuses uniformly into all body water, both inside and outside cells. It is here that my data changed significantly. Department of Health and Human Services define a standard drink as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1. Have you ever been convicted of DUIResultsUsing the information from my surveys, I have come to the conclusion that men are more likely to drive after consuming alcoholic beverages. How many beverages must you consume to feel 'drunk'5. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Bibliography. Although laws prohibit people under 21 from consuming alcohol, I chose to survey people 16 years and older simply because I know that many minors do drink and drive. ReflectionViewing my results, I realize that I have not taken into account the different physiological effects of alcohol. The gap between these amounts changed significantly when the subjects responded to question 5. The following pages are my results in chart format. Would you drive after consuming: 1 drink2 drinks3 drinks4 drinks5 drinksMore than 5 drinks7. With this in mind I investigated the current laws regarding alcohol consumption and driving.