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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #21516: Students against drunk driving
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    Students against drunk driving


    STUDENTS AGAINST  DRUNK DRIVING

    One night last May, in Hackensack, New Jersey, a Ford bronco II truck ran into a tree and skidded down the highway. Dozens of empty beer bottles fell onto the road. The Bronco was totally ruined and its drunken driver killed instantly.
    Surprisingly, when students arrived at Hackensack High School on May 28, they found the wrecked Bronco on the school parking lot. It had been brought there at the request of Hackensack's chapter of Students Against  Drunk
    Driving (SADD). The group wanted to make an impact on the students at graduation.
    The influence of these groups can be felt all over the USA. The progress is impressive: whilst 28,000 people died in alcohol-related car crashes in 1980, ten years later that number was down to 22,415, and in 1996 it was 17,126. Still, someone dies in a drunk-driving crash in America every 25 minutes. Traffic crashes are the number-one cause of death for people between the ages of 5 and 32, half of those crashes involving drunk drivers. Drunk driving remains America's tragedy.


    VOCABULAIRE
    truck (US) = camion
    to skid = déraper
    the highway = grande route, route nationale
    empty = vide
    to fall (fell, fallen) = tomber
    drunken = ivre
    wrecked = anéanti, accidenté
    request = demande
    graduation = cérémonie de remise des diplômes
    impressive = impressionnant
    death = mort





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