Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U-Underage Drinking ad Driving and Chacters in YA Books
nderage Drinking and Driving
According to the CDC.gov the number of teens who drink and drive has decreased by half since 1990 but more can be done. Nearly 1 million teens got behind the wheel in 2011 after drinking.
It is illegal for adults to drive with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, but it is illegal for anyone under 21 to drink, let alone, drive in all of the US states.
Here are some characters from YA books that deals with drinking and driving...
Frank Marder from Head Case by Sarah Aroson is a head, paralyzed from the neck down, and it's his fault. He was drinking. He was driving. Now Frank can't walk, he can't move, he can't feel his skin. He needs someone to feed him, to wash him, to move his body. But if you ask most of the people who are posting on www.quadkingonthenet, he hasn't been adequately punished. Two people are dead because of him. Frank should go to jail. Only "Annonymous" disagrees.
Ted's from Love Sick by Jake Coburn drunk-driving accident has ruined his life. it cost him his basketball scholarship, ended his plans for college, and forced him into AA.