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.
The risk of a teen getting into a wreck increases by 44 percent with one teenage passenger and quadruples with 3 or more passengers. When teens get into crashes they are not only putting themselves at risk of injury but also other innocent drivers. Many teenagers are not careful while driving and that is why the number of teens killed in car wrecks are so high. Young teenagers are most of the time not very responsble. They do not pay attention as much as an older driver would and that can cause many crashes.
It can lead to the death of loved ones, and can be compared to the same level of danger as drunk driving. No matter what age the driver is, under no circumstance should they be texting while driving. Texting or using a cell phone while driving is hazardous to you and to others. One reason the majority of people are against this action is because it causes a great amount of car accidents every year. While driving, adults and teenagers cannot resist the urge to pick up their cell phone and send a text or respond to one, as soon as the driver’s eyes meet their cellular device; their focus on the road is drawn away.
| The Dangers of Drunk Driving Did you know that when you drive under the influence the likelihood of getting into an accident is 1.4 times more probable than if you did not? The Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 60 percent of all teen deaths in car accidents are alcohol related. Teens often abuse the power of alcohol resulting in a dangerous situation like DUI. The dangers of drinking and driving can ruin your life forever and can result in fatal crashes where you or others can be killed. Drunk driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Whether or not teenagers should be able to drive at age sixteen What is the leading causes of the death of many teenagers in the United States? A Statistics showed that 16-year-old teenagers are three times more likely to die in car accidents than other accidents. In 2008, around 50 billion dollar was the estimated economic impact of car accidents involving drivers who are 16-18 years old. In my opinion, driving licenses should not be given to teenagers under 18. First, when teenagers get their driving licenses, and it’s hard for adult to be able to guide them.
The public complain that there’s too many drivers on the road and lowering the law to 16 would be chaos. If the driving age was to be lowered to 16 the government said the limit would be 80kmh (50mph). There are various pro’s and con’s surrounding the argument about people taking a test at the age of 70 and over. As you get old your body starts to get weaker and your senses start to determinate and your reactions won’t be as fast, this could cause accidents on the road as they could take longer to brake in an emergency and it would be harder to see long distances if you have weak eye sight. Old people who drive would be happy if that was the case they could argue that they have more experience on the road than any other drivers, on the other hand the roads are really busy these days and the amount of accidents on the roads in 1 year is ridiculous.
Should The Legal Driving Age Be Raised? Most accidents today are caused by young teenage drivers. Most 16 year olds can’t wait to get a license and get behind the wheel of an automobile, that’s exactly how I was also. I'm interested in this matter because of curious reasons as far as what other people think, an how they feel about the legal driving age today. It's a pretty common discussion among just about everybody, mostly teenagers.
Even today, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Our children share the road with an estimated 2 million drivers who have had three or more prior drunk driving offenses (MADD). There should never be a question about refraining from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You not only put your life at risk but you risk the lives of others. What if you witness a friend that has been drinking and/or doing drugs attempting to get behind the wheel of a car would you let him or her or would you do everything in your power to stop him or her?
Did you know that 27 people in America die each day due to drunk driving fatalities and another 15 due to fatalities linked to distracted driving? According to Johnston and Wiggins, 2012 Every year there are thousands of fatal car crashes due to distracted drivers. Distracted driving is not only caused from texting & drinking, but from other distractions as well. These distractions include eating, music, children or other passengers in the car, & even putting on makeup or fixing their hair. There are many laws out there that ban texting and drinking while driving to keep people from harm’s way but there are so few people who actually obey the laws.
Hello, my name is Ethan Thompson. I’m here to warn you about the dangers of texting while driving. You’re sitting on the highway in traffic and your cellphone signals a message received. Hearing the recognizable text message tone may make you think, “Maybe it’s my friend telling me about the update on the party tonight, or my mother; what if something is wrong?” It doesn’t look like traffic is going to be moving anytime soon, and knowing that it would only take a minute to respond, you decide to text. Before you know it the car in front of you stops short and you’re in an accident.