“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” (CBS/AP). This high accident rate is due largely because of the underdevelopment of the teenage brain. An article in the Chicago Tribune says that “ The front portion of the brain—which includes control of impulses, judgment and decision-making, and the coordination of multi-tasking—matures deep into the 20s” (Chicago Tribune). So why are we
No one can ever gain complete control without the people having a say. It may seem at times that laws are being made behind the backs of others, however, those who want to be involved and look for answers will find them. On the other hand, some believe that there is a choice when it comes to owning a gun, and many prefer owing one as opposed to not having one at all. Nonetheless it's these same people who believe that gun violence is an issue and should be taken care of. Seven out of ten people surveyed in various communities believed that gun violence is increasing at such a rate that more massacres are to occur.
Texting and driving is a big problem in our society. In the U.S. alone about 32,000 people are killed and two million injured in crashes every year. More than ninety percent of vehicle crashes in the U.S. happen because of distracted driving (Kalra and Paddock 1). Such as texting or any other form of distracted driving. However, this topic is very serious and needs to be addressed.
Legal driving age has been a constant argument as the major reason for death among teens is these accidents happening. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1678 drivers in 2014 have been reported dead aged 16 to 20 years along with some new issues like texting while driving; other mobile usages along with distracted driving (Rogers, 2015). Driving age should remain at 16 as it will make teenagers more frustrated if they wait till the age of 18 and with experience they will get better. Rising driving age will not make much difference as it will only irritate the teenagers who are willing to acquire driving license. College going students doesn’t like to depend on public transport as changing buses and trains tire them out instead having own vehicle gives
Did you know 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age? 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving which causes most of the bad car accidents. I think that 16 is too young to drive. For one they are easily distracted with their electronics and Two teenagers are causing a lot of deaths because they are not cautious while they are driving. But some people might also say that 16 is the best age to drive because teens need their freedom.
“Only the good die young,” is an aphorism that most have heard, but why is it that the leading cause of death in young people is vehicle accidents? The fact of the matter is that teens, for many reasons, are involved in more fatal crashes than any other age group. Teen driver safety, or the lack thereof, is very problematic in the state of Missouri; teens die senselessly every day due to this problem, and most cases could be prevented if people simply became more knowledgeable. There is a staggering amount of teen deaths every year in Missouri, and the leading cause is car crashes. There are eight broad categories that attribute to this factoid.
According to a study performed by AT&T, 43% of teens have confessed to texting while driving. As for adults 41% text and drive daily because it made them feel more productive and connected (Beck, Zuckman, Thomas, 2012). As shown in figure 1 below Figure 1 AT&T Teen Driving Survey, 2012 According to statistics, 10% of all drivers ages 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted drivers at the time of the crash; this age group is the largest proportion of drivers who were driving distracted at the time of the crash. The problem is very real and is purported to exceed the dangers of drunk driving
However, drunk driving accidents and deaths related to them are totally preventable. Once drunk driving can come to an end, more people will feel safer to drive everyday. Drunk driving causes thousands of deaths per year because each day, someone does not think as they step on the gas pedal. Driving while intoxicated causes problems that not only affect the victim lives, but the future of the drunk driver’s life as well. Drunk driving was the main cause in the death of one of the world 's most famous and beloved people in 1997.
Ernest Greenwood once said, “Accidents and particularly street and highway accidents, do not happen- they are caused.” Car accidents in the world are increasing every day and hundreds of people die in car accidents every week because of it. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of death among teenagers. Car accidents occur mostly due to negligent and reckless drivers on the road and they often don’t realize the consequences of their actions until it is too late. The consequences may not be the same for all drivers. While some may walk away with a small scratch on their car, some may end up with a totaled car and serious injuries.
The number one cause of adolescent deaths is due to car crashes, with adolescents being in the majority, at fault. Decades of law reform efforts have led to mandatory seatbelt laws, an increased legal drinking age, and graduated-driver-licensing systems (Hamilton, V. E. (2014). Adolescents receive their drivers’ license at a much younger age than their counterparts in other countries, making driving the greatest health threat among adolescents in the U.S. Despite decades of law reform efforts that have led to mandatory seatbelt laws, an increase in the legal drinking age, and graduated-driver-licensing systems this still doesn’t seem to be enough to reduce the percentage of fatalities caused by adolescent drivers involved in fatal car crashes
Failing to Yield Failure to yield plays a major part of the drivers’ negligent according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Approximately, 3,000 deadly car accidents occur when a driver makes a quick decision about who has the right of way and when to yield. Roughly 80,000 motorists received a traffic citation when they failed to yield in the year of 2012. The statistics show that more senior citizens receive the most traffic citations than any other age group for failing to yield. Distracted Drivers Kill The first thing a novice driver taught is to keep your eyes on the road.
45% of teenage drivers have admitted to texting and driving, but the adults have an even worse percentage. According to the article “Adults worse than teens about texting behind the wheel” on USA Today, half of all adult drivers have admitted to texting behind the wheel. “Teens text. But you 're looking at around 10 million teen drivers, but about 180 million other adult drivers.” this quote from John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council says it all. Texting and driving is the most dangerous form of distraction behind the wheel, but the observers are incorrect when they say the teens are the most dangerous beings on the
Facts How Big Is The Problem? FATALITIES: In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver; 3,360 were killed in 2011. MAJOR/MINOR INJURIES: An additional, 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, a 9% increase from the 387,000 people injured in 2011. In 2011, nearly one in five crashes (17%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving. More than 3,000 teens die each year in Canada in crashes caused by texting while driving In 2012 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.