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Penalties For Teens That Drink and DriveAbout four years ago I was on my way home from Fayetteville when I saw a truck spin into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle The man in the truck immediately went straight through his front windshield The next day as I was reading the newspaper I realized that the man driving the truck was drunk Therefore I continued to read on and discovered that there were also two innocent passengers in the car that was involved All three were pronounced dead at the scene Without a doubt alcohol is the most popular drug in America Alcohol is generally thought of as socially acceptable and relatively harmless The laws for under aged drinking and driving that already exist should be enforced to ensure the safety of innocent drivers and passengers Alcoholic beverages are easy for teens to obtain Since it is legal for adults twenty-one years of age and older to drink alcohol it can be purchased at the corner store Almost every teen has an older sibling friend or someone on the street to can purchase alcohol for them Another way teens obtain is by a fake identification card Most clerks only ask because a security camera is watching them Root Surveys show that the average teenager seventeen and older spends four hundred and seventy-five dollars on liquor mostly beer a year that is more than books soda coffee juice and milk combined MADD Today almost ten million current drinkers are under twenty-one RootAfter consuming alcohol teenage bodies undergo chemical changes Sometimes alcohol can cause devastating effects These effects can result in drowsiness unconsciousness and possibly death depending on the amount of alcohol one consumes Alcohol has an effect on everyone who drinks There are many factors that affect the rate of intoxication and the metabolism of alcohol No two people process alcohol at the same rate The presence of food in the stomach decreases the rate
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