Teenagers are reckless and we must do everything reasonable to prevent deaths. Raising the driving age will cut the number of accidents on the roads. Teenage drivers are much more likely to have accidents than older drivers. In the USA there were over 30 000 deaths in crashes involving 15-17 year old drivers between 1995 and 2004 (Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, RMIIA). Raising the driving age by a year or two will greatly reduce these accidents and deaths.
It is also cause by other factors. Sometimes, accidents happen due to the road conditions. The uneven surface and slippery road after rain also will cause severe accident as the drivers will out of control. Drivers with reckless habits and attitudes have contributed to the accident occurrence. In extreme cases, drunk driving will increase the percentage of accident by three times as claimed by the experts.
CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS Hundreds of people die in car accidents all over the world every week. It is one of the reasons why the death rate is increasing. There are several causes of fatal car accidents; speeding, drivers' distraction, and equipment failure are the most obvious causes. A major and most obvious cause of car accidents is speed. People speed for many different reasons, and being in a rush to get to a specific place is one of the major reasons.
16 year olds are also proven to get into numerous accidents and they can get distracted at the wheel. 16 year olds get into the most car collisions; they even at times cause deaths. Usually their own life tragically and sometimes their friends or a complete stranger sometimes. These kids are too young they are a bit naive. If a friend asked them to race there is a 50/50 chance that they would say yes and that is extremely dangerous.
Crash! There’s a big pileup on the highway, not again. “It’s Scott Fais from News 13, reporting that another person just became a victim of road rage, which stemmed from aggressive driving; that’s the fourth victim this month. “Approximately 6,800,000 crashes occur in the United States each year; a substantial number are estimated to be caused by aggressive driving” (NHTSA, 1). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a few examples of aggressive driving are “changing lanes improperly, tailgating, speeding, and passing when not allowed” (NHTSA, 1).
Motorcycles do not provide the passenger with the outer protection that cars provide, therefore, when one crashes, the results are usually much more serious. Head injury is the leading cause of death in the United States. Injuries to the head are responsible for 76 percent of fatalities when dealing with motorcycle crashes many of which could have been prevented had the rider been wearing a helmet (Neiman). Helmets also prevent eye injuries from dust and debris thrown up by other vehicles on the road. Wearing a properly
Drink Driving is a serious offence that has MANY negative outcomes to it. Not only are you at risk of losing your licence, affecting day to day tasks and also receiving a heavy fine, but you are also putting yourself, your passengers and any person’s life, who is on the road, in DANGER. Paragraph 1: Each year on Victorian roads, approximately a quarter of drivers are killed or injured from drink driving related incidents where the driver has had a Blood Alcohol Concentration level of at least 0.05 or greater. According to the Transport Accident Commission, with a blood alcohol concentration limit of 0.05, the driver is already doubling their chance to be involved in an accident. At 0.08 it is seven times the risk.
Causes and effects essay: What cause traffic accidents? An accident is defined as a traffic accident if it occurs on a road or in a place to which the public have access. This can include footpaths and bridleways. Traffic accidents in Vietnam have been increasing at the alarming growth rate in the recent years. VOV transportation program shows that from 2003 up to 2009, the number of traffic accidents, fatalities, and injuries continuing increased at 10 - 30%, 5 - 35%, and 5 - 45% per year.
Accidents happen every day to drivers of all ages, of those drivers, ages 15 to 24 years may count for only 14% of the driving population, but they account for more than 30% of the total costs of car injuries (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). More than 5,000 teen drivers die each year on American roadways (Reader’s Digest). Teen drivers can become a risk to themselves and to others around them. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one passenger alone will increase a crash risk for teen drivers by 48%. The more passengers that are in the vehicle, the greater the crash risk grows for the teen driver.
Brent Rosinski Professor Duane Smith Speech 101 Sec #7405 January 31, 2012 The Negative Effects of Traffic on Commuters I. Introduction: What every day activity is one of the biggest wastes of time, money, and takes years off your life? The correct answer is traffic jams. According to Readers Digest UK in November 2011, excessive traffic jams result in wasted fuel, lost productivity due to tardiness, and high levels of stress, frustration, and road rage, which can contribute to reduced health. In addition, research suggests that exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution by motorists appears to boost the risk for experiencing a heart attack, as reported by USA Today on September 21, 2011.