They have laws in place for a reason, they are there to protect people. You are putting yourself and others at risk if you are speeding, run a red light or stop sign, don’t wear your seat belt, or are drinking and driving. If you are speeding and lose control of your vehicle you could hurt or kill yourself or someone else. If you run a red light or stop sign, there may be another car coming and you could hit them. If you are not wearing your seat belt and you get into an accident you could be thrown from the vehicle.
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.
“Incidents of “road rage” were up 51% in the first half of the decade, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,” writes Andrew Ferguson in Road Rage (553). It’s sad that due to road rage many innocent commuters suffer the consequences. It has also happened to me while driving; because I’m driving to slow, the person behind me starts to blow the horn. And, it makes thing worse because then I will get mad and drive even slower. 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).
Teen Drivers Name Course Institution Date Abstract Teen driving is one of the emerging issues across many states in the world. With the increase in the number of vehicle production, many teens are driving in most roads across the states. However, this has not come without consequences. Many teens are dying because of driving related problems. Car accidents among teens have emerged as one of the serious concerns of this century.
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When a teen gets to that age all they think about is driving, but when they turn that age parents just begin to worry. “Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group funded by the auto insurance industry, acknowledged the idea is "a tough sell," but noted that car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers” (Irvine). That is a big statistic to ignore. Pennsylvania had 242 deaths which involved a teenage driver in 2008, third among all 50 states behind that of Texas, 650 deaths, and Florida with 516 deaths (California DMV). Teenagers are reckless and we must do everything reasonable to prevent deaths.
This article talks about some things that parents might never think to talk about to their teens about to make their driving safer. Though certain readers may take this offensive, others may think it is a very big help. Overall, things need to be pointed out to why teens should focus on the road more; why making their driving safe is important to themselves and others. This article examines several surveys and one very personal story told by a man whose son died in a fatal car accident due to extreme speeds on a wet, slick road. What make me question why teens die so often (depending on the severity of the accident) is weren’t they wearing a seatbelt?
These law makers want to see a change in the legal driving age because teenagers are more likely to be distracted by mobile media, driving is considered to an adult responsibility, younger drivers are more likely to be in a serious accident, and government has the right to restrict driving to make it safer. There are viable arguments for and against change of the legal driving age, both having good key points. The article states the legal driving age varies from country to country, however in some states of of America the legal age is 15 or younger. More often than not, the legal driving age comes a year or so if not more before the legal age to vote. Since statistics show that young drivers are most likely to have accidents, it leads to law makers out cry of raising the legal driving age from time to time, although its unlikely to happen.
Before you have a chance to even think about what to do next, the once dark night is lit up by a magnificent explosion and your life as you knew it was put to an abrupt halt. Who can resist racing another car on the street, especially when you know your car is up for the challenge? If you’ve ever been called up to the challenge you know what I mean, and most likely you would not back down, I know I wouldn’t. Street racing is a rising problem amongst teenagers and youngsters alike. As much as the government may attempt to control Illegal Street racing, it is mainly up to you if you participate in them to do so legally.
This is due to a number of reasons. One is that teenagers enjoy taking risks. They have overconfidence and are more likely than adults to engage in hazards such as speeding, running red lights, not wearing seat belts, driving while intoxicated, and overall fooling around while behind the wheel. Also, since they are young, they lack experience which includes detecting when something could become potentially harmful and not realizing how severe the consequences are when a crash does occur. In 2005 alone, 4544 teenagers ages 16-19 died of motor vehicle crashes.