In Road Rage, Ferguson points out that in a recent survey that the Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety did, 64% of the people mentioned that they are driving less mannerly and more recklessly than they did about five years ago (553). We all know that road rage can be cause due to many reasons like stress at work and problems at home. Ferguson also points out that road rage could be solve if we had more police and tougher punishments (556), but we all know that won’t really help. I don’t even think that therapy for those road rage individuals would help. We all just have to pray every time we get into a car and just have patience.
Only about 10% of 16 year old drivers that were killed in 2003 were because of alcohol, compared to the 43% of 20 to 49 year old drivers. Instead the accidents are minor things, like speeding, overcorrecting, or losing control when facing an obstacle (Davis). These minor details could easily be fixed with tougher driving courses. But the people against 16 year old drivers will just say that if they change the driving age there won’t have to be tougher driving courses. But don’t we want to challenge our kids in life?
According to estimates from the National Safety Council quoted in Current Health Teens, nearly 28% of all vehicle crashes, or about 1.6 million each year, can be linked to talking on the cellphone or texting while driving. Texting while driving affects millions of people each year. Texting while driving doesn’t affect only you, it may affect people who are on the road with you while you’re driving. It may also cause many dangers, but there are also ways you can prevent texting while driving. When texting while driving, the slightest distraction can change your life completely.
The clamour heightened in recent weeks following a series of reports on road fatalities and fatal crashes involving motorists in this age group. Accident statistics released by the authorities have also indicated that motorists below the age of 25 years are the group most prone to mishaps. While car accident statistics involving young drivers are quite alarming, it can be argued that such statistics are at best telling only half the story. In their simplistic form, certain statistics on road crashes can even be misleading. For example, when we were told not too long ago that only three out of 10 road accidents in the country involved female motorists, it still did not mean that men were worse drivers than women.
It has now reached a grand total of 199 in 2002, significantly greater than its total, five or six years ago. Why must road accidents in Trinidad be considered a norm? There are many causes of road accidents but, personally, I think the most important factor which contributes to road accidents is the irresponsibility of the drivers. Driving an automobile is a privilege, which many people succeed to abuse. Anything that may impair one’s ability to make wise decisions should never be mixed with driving.
By the term "safe" I think it means that it cannot harm you in anyway, however this is immediately wrong as 30,000 people a year in the united states are injured by car accidents caused by them. People associate unsafe things with 'drugs' and 'alcohol' as they have known effects, but because people haven't been harmed due to a mobile phone they don't think it will happen to them. "91% of adults in the UK own or use a mobile phone." Nowadays mobile phones are more than just a luxury and business item. They are now a popular means of communication, a safety aid and an essential part of many people's lives.
Road Accidents We come across road accidents quite often and therefore are quite accustomed to them. Motor accidents resulting in serious injuries and often loss of life hardly rates a small back-page news report except to the relatives of those involved, whose lives may be shattered. No solution of the problem can help these individuals. There is indeed no cure, so there must be prevention, on the alarming increase in accidents. The accident rate goes up roughly in proportion to the increase in the number of vehicles on the road.
Road transport deserves a high priority as it can effectively meet the demand for transport arising out of growing economic, social, health, cultural and religious needs of the people. To begin with, the major reasons for road accidents is the reckless driving of the drivers the unconsciousness of the pedestrians According to the statistics the Commission for Global Road Safety (2009), road traffic accidents has killed an estimated 1.3 million people and injured 50 million people per year globally, and global road fatalities are forecast to reach 1.9 million by 2020. It is estimated that the number of deaths from road accidents in Asia is about 700,000 per year, accounting for more than half of the world’s road fatalities even though Asia accounted for only 43% of the global vehicle population in 2007 However the increase of road accidents takes place mainly as a result of the rapid growth of population, economic development and industrialization of the country. So it’s our responsibility to educate the society and make them more concerned about their living surrounding as much as possible to contribute to save innocent
Raising the driving age Topic: Should the driving age be raised? Thesis Statement: Increasing the driving age would not only benefit us individually but also our country as a whole since increased driving ages would decrease pollution, fatality rates among teens, and many other factors jeopardizing our country. I. Introduction II. Major Point: Cut the number of deaths a) The highest death rate for drivers us amongst the age group 16-25 b) If it’s raised, there would be a fall in fatalities arising from motor vehicles.
Even those Bluetooth headsets raise the potential risk of an accident. Even though a person’s hands may be free of the cellular device, he or she is still being distracted by the conversation. Cell phone usage while driving causes 2,500 deaths and 330,000 injuries in the United States every year. People who drive while talking on a cell phone raise the risk of an accident or death. Recent studies show that a person driving while talking on a cell phone has less awareness of the road than a person who is driving drunk.