In order to increase safety and reduce death, it would be prudent to raise the minimum driving age. More crashes are caused by teens, who are more careless than older drivers. As writer Anahad O’Connor explains, teens “account for 10 times as many crashes as middle aged drivers” considering that they naturally “make simple mistakes, like failing to scan the road, misjudging driving conditions and becoming distracted” (Jago 29). Teenagers make an abundance of mistakes in their everyday lives, so it is plausible that those blunders would translate to mishaps on the road. Most people become more calm, more alert, and gain a more discerning gaze at the road as they age, making
Too many people are getting DUI’s and people getting injured. I personally think that it is very wrong to drink and drive. Drunk driving kills many people each year and most of those people are kids. Most people do not get caught when they are drinking and driving. Almost 32% of accidents happen with intoxicated drivers.
Even adults can be reckless for a reason. Either they are drunk, crazy, or just mad at someone. These can all be reasons for teens to be reckless, so why not just ban the use of cars all together? Another reason people may think driving is dangerous is because “More than 5,000 U.S. teens die each year in car crashes. The rate of crashes, fatal and nonfatal, per mile driven for 16-year-old drivers is almost 10 times the rate for drivers ages 30 to 59, according to the National Highway Safety Administration(NHSA).
Drunk Driving : Don 't Become A Statistic Drunk driving is the act of operating or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills of the driver are impaired. Driving Under the Influence (DUI), also known as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is illegal and is considered as a serious crime in many countries. However the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for arresting a person may vary in different countries. A study stated that almost thirty two percent of the fatal car accidents involve a person driving under influence or an intoxicated pedestrian. In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident.
In 2010, over three thousand people lost their lives due to the carelessness of others. These innocent people died because they were too distracted with their phones or other distractions rather than paying attention to the road. While driving, people have to pay attention to the road. There are other drivers, traffic signs, pedestrians, and many other obstacles to be aware of. The effects of distracted driving are car accidents, traffic violations, and long-term emotional issues.
Nearly 300,000 injuries are caused and created by texting and driving. Automobile accidents are a major cause of death in America. Driver inattention, which includes the use of cell phones, is the leading cause of traffic accidents of which texting while driving is considered the most dangerous part of using a cell phone. Texting and driving is always a problem people people always die or get injured. 11 teens die every day with the
This type of irresponsible, binge drinking party can cause a lot of deaths in underage drinkers. If they were exposed to drinking earlier in life, where a parent could teach the child to not drink until you can’t walk, it would greatly reduce the amount of deaths and accidents caused by over drinking. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-hundred thousand people underage people visit the emergency room a year due to serious injuries from binge drinking. Of those two-hundred thousand people, over four thousand of them have died from over drinking. In 1984 Ronald Reagan signed the
Raising the Minimum Driving Age in the United States as a National Standard Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States of America. Teenagers have a higher number of fatal and non-fatal accident rates than any other group of drivers. Statistics show that fatal car crash rates for 16 to 17 year olds is two times higher than 18 to 19 year olds. The United States of America should raise the minimum driving age in order to reduce teenage fatal motor vehicle accidents, decrease risky driving behaviors, and deter alcohol/drug impaired driving, thus saving many teenagers lives. By raising the minimum driving age in the United States of America the teenage motor vehicle accident rates would decrease.
Thinking about hurting yourself or others by reading/sending a text message isn’t worth your life. (Pathos) The National Security Council reports that, ‘’Using your cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting and driving,’’ (Ethos) Isn’t that so crazy to think about? While having the freedom of driving by yourself and then when you get to drive other people, you have so much responsibility. You can’t only think for yourself but for your passengers.
Matter of fact, "road traffic crashes is the second leading cause of death worldwide" even though it can be controlled and a majority of it stopped (Bener 54). With men, on average, being semi-drivers and driving the cars they own, they are at more of a risk of being the cause of the fatal crashes (Bener 56). Highway driving is dangerous as it is, so when you add men who think their car is cooler than everyone else's and the need to get to their job is top priority, crashes happen. In British Columbia between 2000 to 2012 there were 4,507 crashes where someone was killed, 1600 of them because of speeding (Brubacher e92). Says something that we need to change, in the United States, because odds with a number of accidents there are on a regular basis, the United States is higher in casualties.
This would also impair their organization and planning capabilities and may even lead to depression and suicide. The MLDA should not be lowered due to the responsibility required to an individual and others. Lowering the MLDA would lead to more use of illicit drugs among the persons between 18 and 21 years old. It follows that the younger a person starts to engage in alcohol, the higher the chances of using other illicit drugs. Moreover, when the drinking age was 18 years, the cases of fatal crashes caused by underage drunk drivers were twice as many as
738 students were interviewed and 45.9% resulted in alcohol abuse. Out of the 45.9%, females are more likely to expose to alcohol abuse than males. The authors conclude their study warning the public that the potential hazard of excessive drinking contributes to “the development of uncommunicable chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, various types of cancers and heart diseases” (Silva & Petroski, p. 551, 2012). Excessive drinking is considered a risky behavior among
It increases risks for “addiction”, “memory loss”, “suicide” and “depression”. This is the number 1 Con on procon.org. Lowering the drinking age will increase traffic fatalities more than they already are. In the New York Times Tara Watson say traffic fatalities will become more frequent. So many 22 year olds die due to over alcoholic consumption, so lowering the MLDA would be irresponsible to increase the chance of more fatalities.
Most people throughout the Bay Area are aware of the risks posed by speeding, drunk driving and other negligent behaviors. Often, however, they overlook the potential hazards of driving while drowsy. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving accidents resulted in about 800 deaths in 2013, and many more suffered serious injuries. Based on one study, drivers across the U.S. regularly get behind the wheel while overly fatigued. Examining the prevalence of drowsy driving The American Automobile Association’s Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a study to obtain updated estimates of the commonality of self-reported drowsy driving.