Hundreds of teenagers and adults across the nation reach for their phones and decide to text while driving. They are making the decision that at that moment a text message is more important than their lives A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get in a crash where as a drunk driver is 13 times more likely to get into a crash. Texting while driving delays reaction time, increases risk of serious injury, and brain power is decreased by 40 percent. Something as simple as a text message can decrease your reaction time. Laboratory simulation studies generally concur that using a cell phone does slow reaction times and degrades tracking abilities.
A new and dangerous habit is developing in the United States and the practice of it is spreading rapidly. This social scourge is called distracted driving and it is especially affecting younger people. Distracted driving is when an individual is driving while using a cell phone, whether they are text messaging, emailing, or calling people According to a survey taken by Nationwide Insurance, eight out of ten drivers want to ban cell phone use all together. This is a deadly habit which should be banned in South Carolina. Multiple other states have already banned the use of cell phones while driving and for good reasons.
The Devil's Advise: Drunk Driving Drunk driving or in other words “driving under the influence”. Is driving a motor vehicle with high blood levels of alcohol over the legal limit. Police made 1,467,300 arrests in The United States; for driving under the influence of alcohol Just in the year 1996. People give drunk driving a bad reputation. Congressmen and Senators passed laws like alcohol limit's and even groups like MADD (mother's against drunk driving) or SADD (students against drunk driving) who are against drunk driving.
All of this has been gathered from the US News World Report News. Now the real problem comes with teens and not having enough time behind the wheel. All this leads to them being unsafe about themselves while driving. * 4th Article As seen in the Graph you can tell the many violations that teens are more likely to pass through their driving years. It goes from highest percentage violation to lowest.
Teenagers risk their lives everyday texting and driving, and a lot have teens have been killed from texting. A. About 6,000 deaths and a half a million injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year from text messages and cell phone usages. 1. Teenagers spend about 10 percent of the time outside the driving lane they’re supposed to be in.
Texting while driving has been banned for all drivers, while any use of a cell phone has been banned for anyone under the age of eighteen. (Texting While Driving) What kind of dim-wit wrote this law? Adult drivers can be distracted just as much as teenage drivers. Studies estimate that distractions caused by cell phone use while driving result in roughly 2600 fatalities and 330,000 injuries each year in the United States. (Noder) This number could be much higher because it is difficult to prove cell phone usage without reviewing a billing
Copeland said, “The lives of innocent people are being taken every day due to a simple distraction”. According to the National Safety Council, there are 1600000 car accidents per year and, 11 teen’s death per day every day are caused by drivers distracted by texting while driving, and . This number adds up to nearly 25% of all car accidents. Also, according to some studies, in 2011, at least 23% of auto collisions in 2011 involved cell phones, which is adds up to almost 1.3 million car accidents. Car accidents are four times more likely to result from take place from drivers being distracted by texting than other causes.
Cell Phones and Driving is a huge distraction among teenagers and many adults. “FACT #28: Distracted driving is the number one killer of American teens. Alcohol-related accidents among teens have dropped, but teenage traffic fatalities have remained unchanged because distracted driving is on the rise. . .” The age group with the highest number of distracted drivers is between the ages of 16-20 years old; this
In the late 1970's, a law was passed that increased the fines on drunk drivers. The standard alcohol testing that is done to determine if a driver was intoxicated was using the breathalyzer test. Prior to the breathalyzer test police would often test drivers by asking them to walk a straight line, stand on one foot, etc. Alcohol levels vary from state to state. In the state of Pennsylvania non-commercial drivers 21 years of age and older are considered legally drunk when their blood alcohol content level is .08 or higher.
Drunk driving has become one of the leading causes for deaths in America. Consuming alcohol in excess amounts impairs judgment, therefore when consumers binge drink it often leads to them choosing to get into a car and driving while intoxicated. This does not only put the consumer at risk but it dangers the other passengers in the car and anyone on the road at that given time. Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes.