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Which gender is more likely to drive after drinking Introduction 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 DUIs 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 Research 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 of deaths-second only to Texas this number did not reflect the percentage of the population-with this in mind Nevada and Texas had the largest percents With this in mind I investigated the current laws regarding alcohol consumption and driving Currently the law in California declares a person to be legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol content is 08 or greater this law of course is different for minors The US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Health and Human Services define a standard drink as 12 ounces of beer 5 ounces of wine or 15 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits Method I decided to Survey 50 people 25 men and
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