In 2001, 17,448 people died due to alcohol-related crashes (NHTSA, 2003b). This was the highest number of fatalities in a decade. About 17,000 people die due to alcohol-related crashes each year in the Unites States (DeMichele, 1). As mentioned before, Sensation Seeking is why people get drunk then get behind the wheel of a car. Drunk driving is the leading cause of death for people from the age of six to thirty-three years old (Curran, 1).
They create nearly 1.5 billion tons of CO2 each year”. Bluejay, claims that most ozone pollution is caused by motor vehicles, which account for 72% of nitrogen oxides and 52% of reactive hydrocarbons (principal components of smog)”. Bluejay also said “Car emissions kill 30,000 people each year in the U.S. Riding a bike to work will save money, and help the environment. But driving to work will actually do the opposite.
Grimshaw and Gray’s heirs sued Ford motor company based on theories of negligence and strict liability, alleging that the defendants knew from pre-manufacturing crash tests regarding the design flaws with the fuel system (Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company, 1981). Legal Analysis In order to remain competitive in the subcompact market, Ford began designing an automobile which ultimately became the Pinto. The Pinto project was a rush project and there were several design flaws (Ford Pinto, 2012, para. 1). The Ford Pinto had a questionable design from the beginning.
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.
This act raised the drinking age to 21 for all 50 states and was huge step for lowering the damage caused by drunk driving. By the end of the year MADD had reached 330 chapters nationwide while helping pass over 129 laws against drunk driving. Not only did MADD make the most successful pushes for anti-drinking laws in last century but they remained true to why the organization was formed in the first place, to comfort victims of the crime. In Kentucky of 1988 the nation watched as a drunk driver took the lives of 41 children and 3 adults, while injuring 30 more. The driver had slammed head on with a bus returning from a church outing.
(Davis) Relevant Factual Information about the Problem or Decision the Organization Faced The collapse in industry proﬁtability in 2007–2009 and the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler were not simply consequences of the ﬁnancial crisis. They also reﬂected the massive structural problems of the industry—most notably, too many ﬁrms with too much capacity chasing too little demand. The catastrophic decline in industry revenues and proﬁts in 2008 promised a major industry restructuring. (Grant) Explanation of Relevant Concepts, Theories and Applications Derived from Course Materials A SWOT analysis can work to generate effective solution for Ford and the auto industry: Strengths Strong position in US market. Ford is the second largest automaker in US, the second largest vehicle market in the world.
The Associations claimed that their patent applied to all gasoline powered engines. This pitted the puny Ford Motor Company against an industry worth millions of dollars. Ford hated industrial combinations and eastern powers, also Ford thought Seldons patent was preposterous. Ford said "all inventions were a matter of evolution" (Henry Ford). The court proceeding lasted six years, Ford lost the case in 1909.
While it is true that guns are involved in thousands of deaths per year in the United States, there are things that lead to far more deaths than guns. According to Levitt, in 2009, 45,000 people died in autmobile related accidents and only 30,000 died in gun related incidents (151). Using the logic of those against gun rights, it’s the car’s fault not the driver’s fault that 45,000 people die every year. This is just an irrational attempt to shift reponsibility off of the people that actually cause these incidents. Another example that shows that guns aren’t so dangerous is that in any given year there is one drowning of a child for every 11,000 residential pools as compared to 1 death for every 1 million guns, or 175 children killed for the over 200 million guns owned in the U.S. (Levitt 150).
My Three Bad Driving Habits Thousands of people are killed in car accidents every year. There are an assortment of reasons why; from driving drunk to even falling asleep at the wheel. The main reason that most people are killed in car accidents each year is because most people have very bad driving habits, and the main of these people are teenagers. Many teens believe themselves to be immortal, so they feel they can do anything and nothing will go wrong, or hurt them. The three worst habits teens have are road rage, poor grasp on safety, and multitasking.
If you were traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field while blindfolded! American drivers in their 20’s make up over 27 percent of the overall ‘distracted’ drivers involving fatalities; 10 percent of which are under the age of 20. Of that group, it includes the largest quantity of ‘distracted-driver’ accidents in the US. There needs to be tighter regulations on cellphone use while driving. With the population boom, just about everyone has a Millennial in their family or at least knows of one.