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.
| 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.
More so, a teenagers body is not matured enough mentally, nor physically, to execute decisions that hold another person’s life, or freedom at stake. In greater depth, if eighteen year olds could buy alcohol, they would be driving their underage friends around at wee hours of the night. Thus, risking them curfew tickets, possibly even letting an unlicensed, underage driver, be enabled to drive his friends around and put them at a greater risk, just because the designated driver was too intoxicated. Lastly, if some grown-ups cannot even drive, or function under the influence, how could a teenager manage? Secondly, teenagers at the age of eighteen have a lot of unfamiliar responsibility coming their
Accidents are caused by multi-tasking, Teens are easily distracted while driving by cell phones, the radio or even something simple as a friend talking to you. Which results in the poor choices in decision making and risky behaviors of youngsters behind the wheel, that will cause them to evaluate risk incorrectly. At the age of 16 years old students don’t have the mind capacity to drive and make responsible decisions. Although some young teenage drivers can drive responsibly and safely the roads will be a lot safer with a higher minimum driving age. Most teens at least 18 years old will have had more opportunities to learn an actually benefit from experience.
Drivers that text while driving are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to hurt themselves or someone else. 1. According to a study teenagers are more suseptible to car crashes and fatal road crashes. 2.One of the surprising statistics about texting while driving is that it is more dangerouse than driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana. C. Considering the distraction of the driver in texting while driving, this activity keeps the driver involved in texting for around five seconds, which on a highway means a hundred yards.
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.
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.
Teen deaths in the United States are becoming more common as years go by. In the year of 2011, about 2,650 teens in the U.S. ages 16 to 19 were killed in car crashes. That averages to seven teens dying per day due to these crashes. Also, not to mention that almost 292,000
Nick Pierce Mrs. Reasons English 451-6 9 December 2010 21 to Spill Twenty-one is that privileged age that the majority of today’s youth want to be. It is the minimum legal age in which a person can buy alcohol. However, most of society in general cannot seem to wait that long. That goes especially for those attending college and most of high school. This country would be far more productive if alcohol is not present to kids under the age of twenty-one.