Module 6

Isaiah Noel
Driver Education/Traffic Safety V10 ( 3393)
Instructor: Chris Wagner

        Module 6 Teen Driving Project
Part I: Identify the Issue or Problem—

Breaking two laws instead of just one?
Young, inexperienced drivers should not be drinking in the first place, but they do it all too often and many of them drink either before or while driving. Statistics show one out of every ten teens between the ages of 12 and 13 drink alcohol at least once a month. These same young adults get a driver’s license when they turn age 16, and if they are still drinking, it may well be more than once a month. Their impaired vision, inattention to their surroundings, loud music, with alcohol and a fast car the recipe for disaster.Legislators and law enforcement have stepped-up their efforts to reduce teenage drunk driving in several ways.
Underage drinking is a major problem in the U.S., claiming about 4,700 annual deaths of underage youth, according to researchers at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also reports that while occurrences of drunk driving by teens has declined over the past 20 years, nearly one million teens drove while under the influence of alcohol in 2011. Drunk driving is hazardous to teen drivers, passengers and innocent people on the road. Peer pressure forces teens to make difficult choices on a daily basis, but providing them with concrete educational information about teenage drunk driving can help us reach adulthood, safely, alive and without a criminal record. In the United States, 12.8% of all fatal traffic crashes were alcohol-related, and 40% of that number involved teens driving while drinking alcohol.
Sobriety checkpoints, legislation, curfews, alcohol awareness programs like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and transportation education films are helping to inform the public of this dangerous problem.

Part II: Solutions for the Issue—

Teen Driving Issues Project
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