The phrase ‘death chariots’ with their association of death, violence and destruction has the intended affect to fear readers of these manic, destructive young teens. It is this appeal to fear which evokes activity in the community to promote a change in society. Wowser also refers to the waste of ‘our tax dollar on a futile and ineffective effort to lower road toll by advertising’ reiterating that the law in place is not desired. This evokes hostility and a want for change in readers. Wowser adds an appeal to community service in saying it is rare ‘to find a young person who is a member of the Salvation Army’.
This shows in other words novelty seeking behavior of the teen. This contributes to why there are poor performances in the driving tasks shown in teens in comparison to adults. Driving license restrictions are rules and regulation that limits the privileges of driving given to teens to prevent accidents and road hazards. “Motor vehicle crashes are the greatest single health threat to teens” explains the UMTRI researchers. The purpose of the restrictions is keep teens safe and avoid crashes.
Should the Legal Drinking Age be Lowered? Alcohol has taken the lives of many young adults and in order to stop this chain reaction from occurring once again with new generations there needs to be a change. Young adults under 21 drink now because it is illegal and it is what causes them to drink irresponsibly and causes them to do many regrettable things, knowing that they are going against authority. On college campuses nationwide students are currently drinking illegally while under the age of 21 and if the drinking age was changed the whole aspect of drinking would be looked at differently. Lowering the drinking age, I feel would be the best solution to solving the underground drinking problem, it would allow for drinking to be more “open.” Having the drinking age at 21 allows for there to me more difficulty in keeping track of the kids who use it because they do it secretly and tend to abuse it more.
Speeding, texting while driving and other distractions played a part in the deaths. The article goes on to state that because teens are immature and have inexperience there is potential for disaster. The main idea of the article focuses on different ways and steps that will prevent crashes and save lives of teenage drivers and others on the road. It's pointed out that because teens' prefrontal cortex is not fully formed, teens have a hard time not acting on impulse. Another problem they have is some don't see the risks or don't care.
Text messaging while driving is just as dangerous as drinking and driving and needs to be stopped. Many states are making it illegal and punishable with hefty fines. While that has scared some out of doing it, there are still too many who think that they are capable of texting and driving without being distracted by it. Nowadays, there are many ads along with well-known celebrities trying to encourage people to see the real dangers in it and to make them stop before it is too late. BMW, which is a German manufacturer that is well-known for its luxury cars, took a stand to stop texting and driving with several ads in 2011.
In sum, teens are the worst drivers due to immaturity and inexperience. Graduated driver’s licensing programs are offered throughout the United States and are the best methods to teach young teens how to drive safely. A graduated driver’s license is used to phase in full driving privileges by providing a significant learning period and limiting “high-risk driving in an initial license phase.” (Children, Teens, Motor Vehicles and the Law). Because teens are risky drivers, a three-stage graduated driver’s license should be required to prevent casualties. A three-stage graduated driver’s license would first provide a supervised learner’s permit.
No matter how old the kids getting licenses are, there will be car accidents ending in death. The only way to stop that is more experience, so it’s better to start driving as early as age 16. In most areas, public transportation is not a viable option on weekends or evenings—this means that older teens would need to be driven to work, and/or school by parents or older siblings. Raising the driving age would just cause undue hardship on families and
I would consider adopting the new law of cell phone use being banned while operating a motor vehicle. I say this because of all the accidents that have occurred with teens and even elder people talking on the phone while driving. Also, because cell phones can be a distraction, even when the cell phone is not in use. There are many reasons why cell phones usage should be banned while driving I will only state a few but at the end of my essay you will understand my reasoning. Cell phone usage while driving is a very touchy subject.
It is a good idea to have a curfew for young drivers because it ensures the well being of everyone on the road, and in several ways. First of all, curfews help to keep teen drivers from driving when they are less attentive to the road, like when they are tired. “Driving for just three hours at night is similar to being intoxicated, and even two hours after dark is like being buzzed.” (Squatriglia). Therefore, teens are far more likely to get in car accidents after curfew. To drive after dark, one must know how to handle dangerous situations, knowledge only gained through experience, which young drivers do not have.
Although many people are against that, others have felt it was right even necessary. Yes teens make mistakes and do unnecessary things, but treating them as adult’s isn’t the right thing to do. Juveniles shouldn’t be punished as adults, because they’re still maturing and still have the mind of a child. Teenagers often don’t have the mind of an adult, so why try them as one? In Adam Liptak’s article “ Locked Away Forever” published in The New York Times he tells us of the case of Joe Sullivan, who was charged with sexually