At first glance, it seems like a good idea to have the driving age raised to eighteen, but it is not as beneficial as it seems. Nationally, about forty percent of American teen deaths are from motor vehicle crashes, making them a major concern for parents and teens alike, but raising the driving age won’t fix this, and it could actually make this statistic worse. There are good reasons as to why the driving age should not be raised: it is inexperience not young age that causes crashes, parents of minors are allowed to deny their children licenses or permits, and raising the driving age would make it harder to get drivers proper training. It is true that the risk of crashing is higher for the sixteen to eighteen age group than any other. This is the main reason that a lot of people want to have the driving age raised.
This helps to stop accidents because it removes distractions from a p-plate driver so they can focus solely on driving. Another danger P-plate drivers face while on the roads is their driving speed. If a driver is going too fast, they are not able to stop fast enough or pay enough attention while driving, which can cause accidents. The current p-plate laws are effective in reducing accidents through a drivers speed by introducing laws which limit p-plate drivers to the speed of 90km/h, as well as not allowing p-plate drivers to drive turbo or supercharged engines or have modifications in their engines. These p-plate laws are affective in reducing accidents on the road, because they reduce p-plate drivers to a low speed as well as slow cars.
The issue of police chases has been around for years yet has been swept under the radar by some ‘more important’ issues. There are two sides. The side that believe that police chase restrictions are fine the way they are, and then there’s the side that believe there should be a greater restriction on police chases. Maintaining a saddened yet serious tone, Loraine Bennett contends in her opinion piece ‘My son paid the ultimate price’ (Herald Sun, December 29th, 2011) that police chase restrictions need to be tighter. King intends to persuade any car driver and the general public that the restrictions on police car chases not only need to be stricter and safer, they also need to be better followed by police engaging in car chases.
The teenage mind is not ready to take up on such a big responsibility of controlling a 2 ton metal machine. Although many may disagree that raising the age limit to obtain a license will not give teenagers the practice they need, it has been proven that the programs of Graduated Drivers licensing is an effective alternative way to give teenagers the ability to drive but with multiple restrictions then once they are 18 they are given the privilege to obtain a drivers license. The best way to prevent deaths amongst teens is to raise the age limit, and establish Graduated Drivers Licensing programs. (812 Words) Works Cited Gulli, Cathy. "'First, act like an air traffic controller': there's no such thing as a safe teen driver, so parents must step up, a book argues."
In “What Matters in America” author Goshgarian brings up different issues in regards to materialism. One principle that is discussed is utilitarianism or the practicality of something. In my experience the practicality and extreme usefulness of purchasing a car brings about a lot of happiness; then again the pressure from purchasing a home and the sacrifices made in retaining it make it somewhat impractical. Author Goshgarian also quotes author Rindfleisch saying “ we operate with a duality” when it comes to material, this suggests we know that material doesn’t equal happiness however we sometimes are disillusioned by what material goods can actually bring to
To me it is dangerous to use your head and neck to ram someone in order to knock them down. People think that racing is dangerous because of the speeds, look at how many football players were paralyzed this year and even killed compared to racing. Race cars are actually way safer than regular street cars. Now that I have given my opinion, I hope I can make a point without sounding rude or ignorant. My feelings are strong for racing like theirs is for other sports.
This article is very useful in the way that it presents many cons to texting while driving. It gives evidence of the dangers that come along with this growing problem. It also gives insight on the processes that our mind goes through when we are trying to multitask while texting and driving. It gives psychological and numerical evidence to back up the claim that texting while driving is either the same or worse as driving drunk. It raises urgency to the fact that something needs to be done to halt this widespread
If you don’t think that texting and driving in America is a serious issue, then you need to visit the National Safety Council website, and check out their information on distracted driving. 1. 930,000 death cause of mobile technology [Before we figure out how to solve it, you may ask yourself, ”What’s the harm in texting while driving?”] II. Problem: Texting while driving is a huge distraction and takes your attention away from the road. 1.
Trucks are better than cars. Cars do have advantage. You get more gas mileage on a car then on a truck. With gas being so expensive, one day everyone would like to find a ways to save money. People struggle to fill up there tanks in a truck the reason why is because of gas prizes coming to their highest.
Conventional wisdom has it that certain traits are (in the aggregate) inherent in American culture (and hence economic behavior). It's unthinkable that car consumers will choose fuel economy over "performance" (except of course as a passing fad in reaction to gasoline price spikes). It's common knowledge that no middle class American will choose to take the bus to work. It's assumed that commuting in America will always be done in private automobiles, most often one person per car. A similar logic is deployed around more generic questions of energy policy.