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    Teen DUI: Causes

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    Now that you have critically analyzed the problem/issue, it is time to present your findings to others in the course. Feedback from others is useful in ensuring that the critical analysis is on target. Select one of the causes deemed most influential in the development of the problem/issue a

    an analysis of one cause/effect of the problem/issue you selected. Include in your analysis what happened and who was affected, negatively and/or positively.

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    Exploring Causes: Teen DUIs

    The subject I am focusing on is teen DUIs as direct consequence of teen substance abuse. According to the State of California (2015), "Eight teens die every day in DUI crashes. At all levels of blood alcohol content (BAC), the risk of being in a car crash is greater for teens than for older drivers...In 2005, 7420 teens died or injured in DUI crashes. Teen fatalities make up one-fifth of all alcohol-related crashes, though licensed teens make up only about 6% of the overall licensed population." This makes car crashes, particularly that fuelled by DUIs as the number one cause of adolescent deaths in the US. The causes behind these thus are manifold - easy access to alcohol, the lack of ability to control consumption, the diminished ability to make logical and safe decisions in relation to driving, the lacking measures behind training of teen drivers in graduated license programs so as to ensure that they become better drivers, the lack of alcohol tolerance among teen ...

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