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.
This bad habit does not help the young kids that ride in the car with their parents because the majority of parents either text or talk on the phone while driving with their children in the vehicle. People often go through a drive-thru on their lunch break because it’s quick and simple. What people do not realize is that eating while driving is also a dangerous habit to have while driving. Eating while driving is the worst form of distraction for a driver. A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that drivers who eat while they drive increases the odds of having an accident by almost 80%.
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.
“Traffic deaths from drunken driving have fallen steadily, with those involving teenagers 16 to 19 declining by 39.1 percent from 1982 to 1990, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)”. (Clark, 1992). Even though drinking and driving is a crime thousands of teens continue to get behind the wheel and kill thousands of innocent people in alcohol related crashes every year. There are drunken accidents because teens don’t take drinking and driving seriously. Teens just want to feel the pleasure and they want to feel good but don’t think about the other people or even there selves that they can kill on the road.
Kipshakbaev Meiram IS 16.309 Driverless Cars Purpose: Show all of the readers both sides of coin which called “Driverless car”. Introduction Have you ever thought that you will be able to sit in a driver’s seat during travel and not to hold the helm? It sounds unrealistic, but it is possible now. You can unwind and entrust everything to your car. The majority of accidents are caused by driver error and what if that could be diminished if the cars that we drive, drive themselves?
The National Organizations for Youth Safety calls this problem “an epidemic that threatens everyone on or near a road.” C. Accidents caused by people who text and drive are occurring more frequently, and it is our responsibility to speak up against it before we or someone we love is hurt or killed because of it. 2. Body A. Although it is just one example of distracted driving, texting while driving is particularly dangerous because this type of distraction comes in three forms through: i. cognitive or mental distractions which occur when a driver’s mind isn’t focused on driving, ii. visual distractions which occur when a driver looks at anything other than the road ahead, and iii.
Problem/Solution Essay One of the biggest problems facing teenagers today is the fact that they tend to ignore a lot of responsibilities,such as safe driving. Teens are the most unsafe group of drivers on the road. For teenagers; car accidents is their leading cause of death in the US. Some reports say that teens account for only 2% of all drivers, but they are responsible for more than 10% of all traffic accidents. A large portion of those accidents happen when one vehicle hits a wall, tree, or even slides off the side of the road, this shows that the cause is reckless driving.
MADD was supported by those individuals who had suffered the loss of a loved one due to a drunk driver and wanted a safer future. The goal of the program initially was to lower drunk driving traffic deaths and because of this organization there has been a high number of people that disapprove of others that drive while intoxicated. There is a dramatic drop in alcohol related deaths much due to the efforts of the MADD organization (Canada Safety Council 2003). The most significant problem in lowering drunk driving deaths consists of the most drastic alcoholic drivers who continuously drive with high concentration of alcohol in their blood stream. A Social Problem In America alone people take about two hundred and thirty three trips in cars each year, of all these, one out of two thousand of these trips are being taken by drunk or drugged individuals.
Stop Texting & Driving Purpose: To persuade my audience to stop using their cell phones while driving a vehicle because it is irresponsible and extremely dangerous. Specific Purpose: Using a cell phone while driving is not only dangerous to you, but others on the road and is one of the top reasons today for car accidents. Attention Grabber: How many people here have texted while driving? I am like most people where I have texted while driving, but after I got into an accident a couple years back because I was distracted by texting, I rethought the level of importance of texting while driving. (show picture of my car) this is the result of what happened to me when I was texting on my way home from work a couple weeks ago.
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.