However, the use of red light cameras has resulted in more tickets being issued to motorist rather than providing safety. There has been rising controversy over the recent installment of photo enforced traffic light cameras for this reason. Red light cameras do not improve traffic safety, in fact they are only installed to generate revenue and have increased accidents. Supporters of the cameras claim they increase safety and reduce accidents. However, opponents argue the cameras only bring in revenue for cities and do not prevent accidents.
Banning the Use of Cell Phones Today cell phones play an indispensable role in our society today. However, the convenience cell phones offer must be judged against the hazards they pose. Accidental deaths in the United States are the number one cause by cell phone use. Since driver inattention is a major leading factor of traffic accidents, our driving habits and those of others should be paid close attention to. Therefore, many countries today have prohibited certain use of hand-held devices while driving because of the personal safety and the safety of others, dangers associated, and causes distractions which could lead to death.
Moreover, Knutson states that an “intensive driver-education programs, stringent licensing criteria, and public-service announcement campaigns” can make the Americans drive responsibly on the road and he believes the main reason to repeal speed limit is “driving fast is enjoyable.” Surprisingly, the accident rates declined constantly since the interstate speed limits were increased. Knutson concludes that we, as drivers, should “fight to regain our freedom behind the wheel,” and take control of the automobiles. I disagree Knutson’s point of abolishing the national speed limits. In my view, I think repealing speed limit is a dangerous act. As it mentioned in the article, “American drivers do not possess the skill or capacity to drive at autobahn speeds”(Knutson paragraph 4).
Why wear a seat belt when driving because, if worn properly, they prevent you from being thrown around or out of your car if you’re in a car crash. When you wear a seat belt it is more likely for somebody to live in a car crash then someone who doesn’t wear a seat in a car crash. Why avoid texting and driving at the same time? When you text and drive at the same time you’re more anxious to check your message then keep your eyes on the road. Also when you’re more likely to lose focus on what you should be doing like driving?
A smart road is a road that has an IT system that communicates with the IT system that is found in smart cars. The smart road communicates potential dangers to the smart car such as the recommended speed, if there are any obstacles in the way, the amount of traffic, etc. C. What are the foreseen benefits of smart cars and smart roads? Major safety increase for automobiles because the smart cars and roads would give information that would greatly reduces the chances of accidents. The major reason for accidents is speeding and smart cars would warn the drivers when they are going too fast and tell them to break.
Essay 1. Whether cars should be banned in all town centres is a complicated issue, and one which many people have strong feelings about. There are some reasons why cars should be banned. Firstly, it would reduce pollution greatly, which is especially important since town centres always consist of tall buildings and narrow spaces which often hold the pollution in one spot. Secondly, with less traffic there would be fewer accidents, and hence society would save money because of reduced medical expenses.
The usage of Bluetooth headsets can be less distracting; having it on the ear at all times and setting the Auto Answer option on the cell phone can result effectively. There are many differences between using headphones and calling or talking while driving in your car. If this is said to be the main reason why cellphones should be prohibited by driving, nobody should be able to talk to the driver while he or she is driving. In fact, sometimes it’s necessary to answer cellphones while driving. For example, your good friend wanted to tell you he was in trouble.
Finally I will finish off the paper by concluding with a summary of each topic followed by two charts showing the positives and negatives of each vehicle and the benefits it has for families, divorcees, and finally the single and married population. The point of this paper is to make buyers aware of the advantages and disadvantages of both car and motorcycle to help better their understanding of their efficiency and to help them make better decisions in what type of transportation would be a better choice for them. Pollution is a very serious problem that we as humans seem to be facing right now; it is so serious that we are almost frowned upon if we do not shop with the “green” shopping bags. But an even bigger pollution problem we have is the pollution that everyday vehicles produce. Everyday vehicles create so much pollution that car emissions kill 30,000 people each year in the U.S. (Bluejay, 1).
For example, some people don’t have car and medical insurance when they get into serious car accidents. This can make a person very stressful and need to pay the debts for a long time. These problems can lead a person to suicide. In addition, teenagers and adults should be careful on using cell phones while driving. If they are careful with it, car accidents will decrease and there will be no financial problems.
The Efficiency of Cars Nikeisha S. Sandy SCI207: Dependence of Man on the Environment (ABL1146J) Instructor: Walter Lambert December 12, 2011 The efficiency of cars is a major issue. There are several reasons why cars should be more efficient, however, there are many reasons why they should not. The efficiency of a car can affect both the economy and the atmosphere. While cars should not be more efficient, cars should be more efficient because the cost to the consumer may decrease, more efficient cars can save money on taxes, and cars are a necessity. At one point, the idea of using a car that was electric powered may have seemed outrageous.