You put your foot on the pedal, expecting to glide right through the empty intersection, unaware of the drunk driver that is perpendicular to you. You are struck on the driver’s side, and within a blink of an eye your entire life is changed. B. Relevance Statement: Nine thousand eight hundred seventy- eight. That is the approximate number of people who lost their lives in the year 201 1 to drunk driving automobile accidents. C. Credibility: In 2000, my father made the decision to drive a motorcycle after drinking many beers.
On the road in front of our home he lost control of his motorcycle causing him to fall into the lane of oncoming traffic. Not only was I affected by my father’s decision to drink and drive, but so was the man driving in the opposite lane who hit him. D. Thesis: To some people drunk driving can seem as of no big deal, but to others drunk driving is serious. Drinking and driving send a person through legal ramifications, emotional consequences, and financial turmoil. Transition: To begin, we will talk about the legal ramifications of drunk driving.
Evidence: As stated before in my introduction, it is not rare for people to be affected by drunk driving. If you happen to be the drunk driver, you could quit possibly take the life of another human being. Sitting in prison for vehicular manslaughter will only give you time to think about the life you took too soon. This cans end someone into deep depression, or even some cases vive them OPTS (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Transition: Now that we have seen what emotional consequences lie waiting, we can finally dip into the financial turmoil of drunk driving.
C. Third Main Point: Financial Turmoil C. I . Evidence: If you have had an accident as a drunk driver and you have taken the life of someone else or damaged property that belongs to someone else it is almost certain that you will be charged. When you are charged or even sued you will be sent to court, there you will need a lawyer. Paying tickets, paying court bills, or being sued will all leave you penniless. C. 2. Evidence: No matter what kind of accident get into those insurance companies love raising the prices for your mistakes.
Getting into a car accident and being under the influence will send that insurance through the roof. Ill. Conclusion A. Thesis/Summary: Throughout this speech I have covered that drunk driving can send a person through legal ramifications, emotional consequences, and financial turmoil. Hopefully have helped you see that nothing good can come from drinking and driving. B. Memorable Close: I do not yet have my memorable close. It will most likely be a quote from someone who experienced drunk driving first hand.