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2 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH CREDITS Executive Producer Anson W. Schloat Producer Scott Sniffen Consultant Ralph Miro, MPH, REMTP Consultant, moderator and creator of the Hard Truth live event Special Thanks to Debbie Pacific Michael Poveromo Craig Mittleman, M.D. Jacqui Saburido Teacher s Resource Book Elizabeth Hoover Bonnie Denmark Matt Wollin Copyright 2008 Human Relations Media, Inc. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

3 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH TABLE OF CONTENTS DVD Menu i Introduction 1 Learning Objectives 2 Program Summary 3 Student Activities 1. Pre/Post Test 7 2. Test Your Knowledge 9 3. Drugs and Alcohol Poll Parent/Teen Contract What Would You Say? You Make the Law Your Life Your Community Project Class Debate Research Project Role Plays Excuses, Excuses 25 Fact Sheets 1. Drugged Driving Facts Alcohol Profile Groups at Risk Don t Become a Statistic Degrees of Intoxication A Crash in Slow Motion Drugged Driving and the Law Bibliography 33 Other Programs from Human Relations Media 34 HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

4 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH DVD MENU MAIN MENU PLAY CHAPTER SELECTION From here you can access many different paths of the DVD, beginning with the introduction and ending with the credits. 1. Introduction 2. Michael Poveromo 3. Debbie Pacific 4. Dr. Craig Mittleman 5. Dealing with Death 6. Jacqui Saburido 7. Reggie Stephey 8. Conclusion DVD EXTRAS This extra footage is offered so that your students can further investigate the topic. 1. A 9/11 Every Year 2. Life in Prison 3. No Safe Amount 4. A Message from Jacqui TEACHER S RESOURCE GUIDE A file of the accompanying Teacher s Resource Guide is available on the DVD. To open the file you need to load the DVD onto a computer that has a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Right click on the DVD icon and then double click on the file titled Teacher s Resource Book. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA i DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

5 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH INTRODUCTION Although many teens have realized the risk of drunk driving, the sad truth is that many more still have not gotten the message. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System, 16,885 fatalities resulted from alcohol-related crashes, comprising a staggering 39 percent of all traffic fatalities (www.madd.org/stats/1298). While some teens may understand the danger of combining alcohol and driving, fewer are aware that mixing other drugs and driving can be just as deadly. Twelve states have already acknowledged these lesser-known but equally dangerous combinations, making it illegal to operate a motor vehicle with any detectable level of a prohibited drug. Still other states have defined drugged driving to be when the driver is rendered incapable of driving safely, showing further recognition of the problem at the governmental level (www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/driving.html). Despite the lack of awareness about the dangers of drugged driving, it remains a widespread phenomenon, with 10.5 million people aged 12 or older reporting driving under the influence of an illicit drug during the past year (2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health). In 2005, the drugged driving rate was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (13.4 percent), with more than one in three drivers reporting driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs during the previous year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of teens aged 15 to 20. (www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/driving.html). The prevalence of driving under the influence of illicit drugs other than alcohol cannot be disputed, with the National Institute on Drug Abuse s 2004 Monitoring the Future survey indicating that 12.7 percent of high school seniors drove under the influence of marijuana in the two weeks prior to the survey, a mere 0.5 percent difference from the 13.2 percent who reported driving under the influence of alcohol. DUI: The Hard Truth drives home the deadly consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other illicit drugs, using hard-hitting stories to portray drugged driving as the danger it is. Viewers will hear from a career EMT who tells tragic stories of drugged driving, including those of a scarred burn survivor who was in a drunk driving crash, a teenager who killed his two best friends after driving while intoxicated and a woman who lost her sister because of a car crash involving a drunk driver. By using real stories in conjunction with surprising and sobering statistics, DUI: The Hard Truth paints an unforgettable portrait of the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 1 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

6 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH LEARNING OBJECTIVES After watching DUI: The Hard Truth and participating in the class activities included in this Teacher s Resource Book, your students will be able to: understand the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and other illicit drugs make better decisions about alcohol and other illicit drugs, particularly with regard to driving identify popular and inaccurate myths about sobering up and driving while under the influence understand the legal consequences of driving while under the influence identify ways to reduce the risk of being involved in a drugged driving incident take action to raise awareness about drugged driving in their community understand the dangers of being in a car with a drugged driver understand the effects of alcohol and drugs on the body and on one s driving ability act confidently and correctly in situations that could potentially lead to drugged driving DUI: THE HARD TRUTH 2 HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA

7 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH PROGRAM SUMMARY The video opens with a vivid recreation of an accident scene. A young man recounts the accident he was involved in, a physician talks about breaking bad news to a family and a woman shares the pain of losing her sister: The one and only reason Nancy died that night was [because] one man made the irresponsible decision to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel of the car and drive. The title appears: DUI: The Hard Truth. The host of the show, career Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Ralph Miro, tells viewers that over 16,000 people are killed by drunk drivers in the U.S. every year. He gives an overview of the live presentation that viewers have witnessed, in which audiences hear from a victim, an offender and an emergency room doctor and are also shown powerful photos of the carnage resulting from drunk driving crashes. Mr. Miro explains that drunk drivers have lost their ability to know their limits in terms of their speed, and the impact is tremendous, beyond comprehension. He says that drunk drivers often walk away from a crash, but their victims do not. And even when the victims survive, they go through agony and may never be able to walk or think the same again. Viewers see a photograph of a beautiful girl, Kristen, who was a passenger in her boyfriend s car. He was driving while intoxicated and his car hit a telephone pole. The boyfriend got out of the car and passed out on the ground, but Kristen was trapped under the dashboard. When she was pried out, she lost the skin on her legs and the heel of one foot. She has had multiple surgeries, but her legs will never be the same. A photo is shown of Kristen s scarred legs in metal braces. When she speaks to audiences, she asks the young women to imagine going to their prom in a dress and going out to dinner with these legs. I cannot. A young man named Michael Poveromo recalls how he used to drink and drive at speeds of 75 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone. He says that by telling his friends that they could drink as much as they wanted and he would only have a couple of drinks, he thought he was being the responsible one. He says that every weekend he told himself all the excuses you hear: I drive better, I ll only have a few, I m fine [to drive]. One night, after drinking, he drove a group of friends home. He turned briefly to talk to his friends in the back-seat and lost control of his car. The car flipped over and landed on its roof. He crawled out of the car as did one of his friends. An officer gave Mike a sobriety test and immediately handcuffed him. As he was being led to the police car, he saw his friend Rick being taken out of the car on a stretcher. His entire body was covered in red. It was the last time I ever saw him. Rick had died at the scene. His other friend died an hour later at the hospital. Mike says, Just like that, gone. You turn your head, you turn back, and everything changes. Next, Debbie Pacific tells viewers about her sister Nancy, who was on her way to her parents house late one night. Nancy was driving at the speed limit when a drunk driver plowed into her going 98 miles per hour. Nancy s car flipped three times. She was thrown out of the car onto the grass median, and her car came crashing down on top of her. The drunk driver HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 3 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

8 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH PROGRAM SUMMARY CONTINUED walked away. He did not walk to get help. He did not walk to make a phone call. He just walked away, says Debbie. Two police officers came to her parents house just before 5 a.m. to tell them that Nancy was dead and that they needed to go to the hospital to identify the body. The program cuts to emergency department doctor Craig Mittleman, who says, Pronouncing somebody dead is an incredible thing to have to do. But what I had to do next is often the most difficult thing that physicians and nurses do. He describes having to talk to a father who was waiting in anticipation of my words of support and information that would hopefully reassure him that his daughter was okay. Dr. Mittleman asks viewers to close their eyes and imagine that I am walking in to tell your mom or your dad that you re dead, and I want you to think about how they would respond, knowing you re never coming back. Debbie describes how she and her father were led through a maze of hallways in the hospital, and she kept seeing the word Morgue on the walls. Eventually they came to a gurney with a body covered by a sheet. On the floor underneath, she could see her sister s pink overnight bag. At that point, she says, denial set in and she was thinking that this would be a mistake. And when she saw her sister, her first reaction was a sense of relief because her sister was unrecognizable. Her father stood there so strong and firm with a look of pain on his face. The first movement he made was just shaking his head no. Dr. Mittleman continues, The image of that moment, of watching the color drain from this man s face is unforgettable, but then he took both his hands and covered his face and started rocking back and forth, and started to moan and wail and howl so loudly over and over again, My baby girl, my baby girl. There is a part of him that will never ever come back, and I could feel it. The program now returns to Mike, the drunk driver who killed two of his friends by driving while intoxicated. He talks about going to two wakes in one day and two funerals the next morning. To see the families crying, to see my friends as pallbearers walking the casket down the aisle. And for what? Because I needed to have a couple beers one night before going out? It all goes back to that one decision I made when I was 19 years old. And those guys are never coming back. At this point, viewers see a smiling photo of a beautiful girl. Mr. Miro introduces the story of Jacqui Saburido, an exchange student who was wounded in an accident caused by a drunk driver. To say wounded is an understatement, says Miro. The driver was dead, impaled on the steering column. One passenger in the back seat was also dead. Another passenger in the back-seat was alive but critical. Jacqui was in the front seat very much alive but critically injured and frightened beyond belief, begging to be pulled out of the car. But she could not be moved because the dashboard had trapped her legs. While the rescue crew was trying to free Jacqui, flames erupted and began to fill the passenger compartment. They had to make a decision that I could not imagine making, Miro says. They had to leave her in the car because DUI: THE HARD TRUTH 4 HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA

9 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH PROGRAM SUMMARY CONTINUED the flames wouldn t allow them to continue working to free her. When they went back to check for a pulse, Jacqui opened her eyes and said, I will not die until I learn English. She was extricated from the car and flown to a burn unit in Texas. She was burned over 60 percent of her body. She lost her eyelids, eyebrows, most of her eyesight, her nose, lips and all of her fingers. Only her feet were unscathed by flames. We see a picture of how Jacqui looks now, and Miro asks pointedly, Is there anyone here willing to consume any amount of alcohol and get behind the wheel and drive and cause this kind of devastation? I know what the answer is, and I feel the same way: I would rather die. Mr. Miro shows a picture of Jacqui and says, This is 100 percent preventable. This is not an accident. This is a crime. Reggie Steffi, the drunk driver who caused the accident speaks to viewers from prison. He says the things he had planned for in his life were either completely eliminated or put on considerable hold. College was out of the question at that point. He had the opportunity to play collegiate sports and go to good schools, and those opportunities were thrown away. He was sentenced to serve seven years for two counts of intoxicated manslaughter. Miro says, He has to wake up every day, and he knows in his mind s eye and his heart that he has caused this pain to another human being. Imagine waking up knowing that every day of your life. Reggie Steffi does. Reggie talks about laying eyes on Jacqui for the first time in the courtroom: It s gut wrenching on my behalf that I was the reason for this. I wake up in prison every day, but I ve really got a life sentence. I will think about this every day. It s a part of me. I will carry it with me forever. Miro urges viewers to make this pledge: Don t use alcohol and drive the car ever under any circumstances. And if someone is using and gets behind the wheel, get them out from the seat. And if they won t get out, don t get in. And call 911. You can do it anonymously. They will thank you later. Mike warns viewers, Don t do what I did. Don t put your two friends in the ground. Don t go to prison. Don t be a felon. We again hear from Debbie: Part of my parents died that day. My father laughs less. Dr. Mittleman says, It s an impossible situation that is absolutely preventable. Debbie continues, Things are never the same. You always need to stop and remember. There s always someone missing. I would like you to stop and think next time you have the choice of drinking and driving. I would like you to think of Nancy, and I would like you to make the responsible decision to not get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. A proverb is shown on screen: Those who save one life save the entire world. Mr. Miro states, When you don t drink and drive, families are preserved, futures are secured. A photo of a beautiful smiling girl is shown. That is how Jacqui Saburido should look. The video closes with the following comment: When you don t drink and drive, thousands of lives are saved, and that is the hard truth. DUI: THE HARD TRUTH 5 HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA

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11 STUDENT ACTIVITIES

12 ACTIVITY 1A PRE/POST TEST Pre/Post Test Decide whether the following statements are true or false TRUE or FALSE: More than 16,000 people are killed by drunk drivers every year in the U.S. TRUE or FALSE: Drunk drivers do not know their limits in terms of speed. TRUE or FALSE: Drunk drivers who cause an accident are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed than the other people in the accident. TRUE or FALSE: If you are the designated driver, you are responsible for not having more than two drinks before you drive your friends back home. TRUE or FALSE: One of the most difficult jobs of a doctor is to tell parents that their child has died. TRUE or FALSE: A drunk driving crash is not an accident it s a crime. TRUE or FALSE: You can be sent to prison for causing an accident that kills someone because you drove while intoxicated. TRUE or FALSE: If you have been drinking anything stronger than beer, try to only drive during daylight hours. TRUE or FALSE: If a drunk friend refuses to get out of the driver s seat, it is alright to accept a ride if he or she agrees to drop you off at your house first. TRUE or FALSE: You should not call 911 on a drunk driver because this is not considered a police emergency. The Answer Key for this activity appears on the next page. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 7 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

13 ACTIVITY 1B PRE/POST TEST Answer Key TRUE or FALSE: More than 16,000 people are killed by drunk drivers every year in the U.S. TRUE or FALSE: Drunk drivers do not know their limits in terms of speed. TRUE or FALSE: Drunk drivers who cause an accident are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed than the other people in the accident. TRUE or FALSE: If you are the designated driver, you are responsible for not having more than two drinks before you drive your friends back home. TRUE or FALSE: One of the most difficult jobs of a doctor is to tell parents that their child has died. TRUE or FALSE: A drunk driving crash is not an accident it s a crime. TRUE or FALSE: You can be sent to prison for causing an accident that kills someone because you drove while intoxicated. TRUE or FALSE: If you have been drinking anything stronger than beer, try to only drive during daylight hours. TRUE or FALSE: If a drunk friend refuses to get out of the driver s seat, it is alright to accept a ride if he or she agrees to drop you off at your house first. TRUE or FALSE: You should not call 911 on a drunk driver because this is not considered a police emergency. TRUE TRUE FALSE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE FALSE FALSE HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 8 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

14 ACTIVITY 2A TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Test your knowledge of drugs and alcohol by answering the questions below. 1. The most commonly abused drug in America is. 2. TRUE OR FALSE? Drugs like alcohol and pot can never be lethal. 3. TRUE OR FALSE? Over-the-counter medications can never have any harmful effects. 4. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, what percentage of fatal passenger-car crashes for under-20-year-olds involved alcohol in 2004? a. 5 b. 10 c. 20 d. over According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, what percentage of fatal passenger-car crashes for 20- to 30-year-olds involved alcohol in 2004? a. 5 b. 10 c. 20 d. over It is estimated that minimum drinking-age laws have saved lives since a. 5,000 b. 10,000 c. 15,000 d. 20, TRUE or FALSE? Even though you may not realize it, one drink can substantially limit your reaction time. 8. TRUE or FALSE? Taking a stimulant along with a depressant will cause them to cancel each other out. 9. Approximately percent of all traffic fatalities are alcohol-related. a. 20 b. 30 c. 40 d TRUE OR FALSE? Marijuana never seriously affects a person s driving ability. The Answer Key for this activity appears on the next page. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 9 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

15 ACTIVITY 2B TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Answer Key 1. The most commonly abused drug in America is ALCOHOL. 2. FALSE. Drugs like alcohol and pot can never be lethal. 3. FALSE. Over-the-counter medications can never have any harmful effects 4. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, (c) 20 percent of fatal passenger-car crashes for under-20-year-olds involved alcohol in According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, (d) over 35 percent of fatal passenger-car crashes for 20-to 30-year-olds involved alcohol in It is estimated that minimum drinking-age laws have saved (d) 20,000 lives since TRUE. Even though you may not realize it, one drink can substantially limit your reaction time. 8. FALSE. Taking a stimulant along with a depressant will cause them to cancel each other out. 9. Approximately (c) 40 percent of all traffic fatalities are alcohol-related. 10. FALSE. Marijuana never seriously affects driving ability. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 10 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

16 ACTIVITY 3A DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POLL Part One: Poll your friends by asking them the questions below. Record their answers below or on a separate sheet of paper. When you have polled at least five people, tally the responses Do teens who drink suffer shortterm effects, long-term effects or both? 2. How many years do you have to drink before alcohol damages your brain? 3. Is it alright to take a depressant with a stimulant so that they cancel each other out? 4. What percentage of high school students have used alcohol? 5. What percentage of high school students currently use alcohol? 6. At what age is drinking alcohol safe? 7. What are the chances of students in our community being involved in a drunk-driving crash? 8. Have you ever driven a car after drinking alcohol or accepted a ride from someone who has been drinking? 9. Can other substances besides alcohol impair driving? If so, what are they? 10. Do you know what the laws are in your state regarding drugged driving? This activity is continued on the next page. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 11 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

17 ACTIVITY 3B DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POLL Part Two: Compare the results you obtained with the facts as provided on the Drugged Driving Facts fact sheet and the Groups at Risk fact sheet and then answer these questions. 1. In general, did people answer correctly on the poll? On which questions were their responses most different from the actual facts? 2. Why do you think the perception was most different from the reality on those questions? 3. Compare your answers from taking the poll. Are your answers similar to the reality? 4. Were you surprised by any responses to the poll? Why? 5. Were you surprised by the actual answers? Why? HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 12 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

18 ACTIVITY 4A PARENT/TEEN CONTRACT Part One: Read the contract below, which should be signed by you and a parent or other caring adult. Then answer the questions on the next page. CONTRACT FOR LIFE A Foundation for Trust and Caring This Contract is designed to facilitate communication between young people and their parents about potentially destructive decisions related to alcohol, drugs, peer pressure and behavior. The issues facing young people today are often too difficult for them to address alone. SADD believes that effective parent-child communication is critically important in helping young adults to make healthy decisions. Young Person I recognize that there are many potentially destructive decisions I face every day and commit to you that I will do everything in my power to avoid making decisions that will jeopardize my health, my safety and overall well-being, or your trust in me. I understand the dangers associated with the use of alcohol and drugs and the destructive behaviors often associated with impairment. By signing below, I pledge my best effort to remain free from alcohol and drugs; I agree that I will never drive under the influence; I agree that I will never ride with an impaired driver; and I agree that I will always wear a seat-belt. Finally, I agree to call you if I am ever in a situation that threatens my safety and to communicate with you regularly about issues of importance to both of us. Young Person Parent (or Caring Adult) I am committed to you and to your health and safety. By signing below, I pledge to do everything in my power to understand and communicate with you about the many difficult and potentially destructive decisions you face. Further, I agree to provide for you safe, sober transportation home if you are ever in a situation that threatens your safety and to defer discussions about that situation until a time when we can both have a discussion in a calm and caring manner. I also pledge to you that I will not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, I will always seek safe, sober transportation home, and I will always wear a seat-belt. Parent/Caring Adult Source: Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) This activity is continued on the next page. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 13 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

19 ACTIVITY 4B PARENT/TEEN CONTRACT Part Two: 1. Do you think that this contract covers all of the potentially dangerous situations involving drugged driving? 2. What aspects of this contract do you think would make it hard for you to keep? 3. What about for your parent/guardian? This activity is continued on the next page. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 14 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

20 ACTIVITY 4C PARENT/TEEN CONTRACT Part Three: This is your opportunity to create a contract specific to your life and to what you know. Fill in the blanks below with any other information you think would help you do your best to avoid situations involving drugged driving. Use the SADD contract only as a starting point; be sure to put in your ideas and your methods for avoiding dangerous situations. Young Person My Contract for Life I,, recognize that there are many potentially destructive decisions I face every day and commit to you that I will do everything in my power to avoid making decisions that will jeopardize my health, my safety and overall wellbeing, or your trust in me. I understand the dangers associated with the use of alcohol and drugs and the destructive behaviors often associated with impairment. By signing below, I pledge my best effort to remain free from alcohol and drugs; I agree that I will never drive under the influence; I agree that I will never ride with an impaired driver; and I agree that I will always wear a seat-belt. Finally, I agree to call you if I am ever in a situation that threatens my safety and to communicate with you regularly about issues of importance to both of us. Furthermore, I,, pledge: (Sign your name here) HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 15 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

21 ACTIVITY 5 WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? In the DUI: The Hard Truth, you listened to a career EMT tell tragic stories of drugged driving, including those of a scarred burn survivor who was in a drunk driving crash, a teenager who killed his two best friends after driving while intoxicated and a woman who lost her sister because of a car crash. Choose one of the scenarios below and write a creative piece detailing the experience. Your writing may take the form of a narrative essay, diary entry, letter to someone, poem or other creative form. 1. You are a doctor in the local hospital of a small town. You are working the late shift and two boys are brought in from a car accident. You learn that they are brothers, and that their car crashed when it was struck by another teen who is now being brought in a separate ambulance. You learn that the teen who struck them was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana. You now have to call the boys parents and tell them that their sons are in critical condition and near death. 2. You and some friends are out drinking. During the night, you are offered Ecstasy and decide to try it. As the night draws to a close, you insist you are sober enough to drive your friend home, but going around a sharp turn, you lose control of the car and wake up in a hospital bed. You are then informed by the doctor that your friend died in the crash. 3. You are the parent of a 15-year-old girl who is out with some friends. At 2:15 a.m. you are awakened by a ringing telephone. At the other end of the line is a nurse telling you that your daughter is being treated in the emergency room for alcohol poisoning and crash-related injuries after she struck a telephone poll while intoxicated. Her friend that was in the car is also being treated. They are alive but unconscious. You must go to the hospital immediately to speak with the doctor and the parents of your daughter s friend. HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 16 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

22 ACTIVITY 6 YOU MAKE THE LAW The decision whether or not to get behind the wheel of a car while impaired is ultimately a personal decision will you make the right decision, and not drive, or the wrong one? But while it is a personal decision, the seriousness of the act has been acknowledged. All fifty states have laws detailing driving with a certain BAC level (blood alcohol concentration) as a serious crime. Many states require some offenders to equip their cars with ignition interlock systems, which disable the ignition if it detects driver has been drinking via breath analysis. Laws like these have been shown to be effective; one study found that fatal crash outcomes decreased by 24 percent after implementing zero tolerance laws. (http://www.cdc. gov/ncipc/duip/spotlite/3d.htm) Part One: Write an essay addressing the questions below. What do you think the penalty for drugged driving should be? Should the punishment change depending on the number of prior convictions for drugged driving? What should the penalty be when a drugged driver kills or injures another person? Is the death penalty ever an appropriate punishment for a vehicular homicide conviction? Is punishment effective in preventing an offender from driving while impaired again? Will the punishment be effective in preventing others from drugged driving? Part Two: Now, take your answers to the questions above and use them to write your own law about how to deal with drugged and impaired driving. When you have finished, compare your law with the rest of your classmates work. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses? HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA 17 DUI: THE HARD TRUTH

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