Garcia 1 Angelica Garcia Professor Steph Dirw 0310-43008 20 March 2015 The affects of texting and driving In today’s society people have the habit to text and drive. This can cause many distractions on the road. One of the most serious and dangerous distractions is texting while driving. It can cause the diver to lose control of the wheel and cause a serious car crash or a person death. Although being in a car crash or accident can also cause serious injuries like being paralyzed from the waist down or in a deathly coma.
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.
The problem with drinking and driving is that people are unaware on how easily accidents can happen. Most of the time it isn 't the drunk driver that gets injured, it is the innocent people that are just driving home or to work, those are the people that are either hospitalized or much worse. "Every day about 800 people are injured in a drunk driving crash". Accidents happen every day; most people just do not realize how much they have drank or are too selfish to call a cab and ended up getting arrested or causing a car accident. "Every 2 minutes, someone is injured in drunk driving crash.
One of the greatest death causes while driving for many years was because of individuals driving under the influence of alcohol. However, alcohol is no longer the only reason why so many deaths are being caused out in the streets while driving. Society is so consumed by this one thing that even while driving it cannot wait. Those who are driving do not understand the danger they put themselves and others in when they give their attention away from the road and everything around them. This small device in the hands of people while driving has caused many deaths in our world.
Being drunk and getting into a car and driving is a ridiculous crime to commit. You’re not just putting your own life at risk but everyone else lives too. Most drunk drivers who get into a car crash, don’t get harm but they end up harming the others they hit. Many people believe in an eye for an eye so if you
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.
When the people were asked how fast the cars we going when they smashed into each other, instead of hit, people were more likely to report speeding and shattered glass (Laura Beil). In fact, a study carried out by Dr. James Ost at the University of Portsmouth, 40 percent of people claimed to have seen this nonexistent footage. Some even went on to describe what happened in vivid detail (Science Focus). This is clear evidence that memories are not accurate enough to properly determine the fate of someone 's future.
Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to take thousands of deaths each year. Too many innocent lives been lost to drunk driving. A death from drunk driving does not only affect the victim but it affects everyone around them such as family and friends. One night, one drink, one mistake is all it takes for drunk driving to take its toll. There are many solutions to prevent drunk driving, but they will only work if we put them into play.
Do you think texting while walking should be banned? The first reason was there has been deaths and serious injuries from distracted walkers while they where on their phones. the second reason was also people need to be responsible and pay attention to their surroundings while walking and people need to be aware of there surrounding and don’t need to look at their phone more then they do the sidewalk. For example, according to the article Take Steps to Avoid Injury While Walking there has been way more fatalities injury’s form distracted walkers while they where on their phones.”According to federal data on highway fatalities, there were 5,987 pedestrian fatalities in 2016 – the highest number since 1990. This represents increase of 9% over the 2015 totals.” For instance, 2014, a 14 year old was seriously injured after stepping off a bridge while on his phone while listening to music and on snap chat.
Heavy penalties should be imposed on careless drivers as evidence suggests that careless driving remains a major road safety concern for the general public and is associated with many road deaths and injuries. Careless driving as defined by police authorities and legal bodies as driving without due care and attention and usually without reasonable consideration for other road users. List of careless or unsafe driving actions can go on and on and some of them are aggressive driving, speeding, illegal lane changes, excessive honking, conspicuously absent signal use, falling asleep at the wheel and of course drivers holding cell phone in one hand while driving. Government legislation already exists to enforce the careless driving offence because some motorists fail to account for all the effects on others of their actions. The current process of enforcing careless driving is overly bureaucratic and resource intensive for the police and court services.
Distracted driving can be anything that takes the driver’s eyes out of the road and focus on another activity. This can include texting, talking on the phone, eating, talking to passengers, playing with the radio, etc. Unfortunately, texting while driving is the leading cause of automobile accidents in the United States. Not only does the driver put his or her life in danger, but the passenger’s and everyone else on the road. In 2013, there were 411 fatal crashes reported due to the use of cell phones distractions.
There are many other causes like not keeping in proper lane, not yielding to the right of way, and running off the road. On Utah roads, speeding too fast is the top leading cause of death by forty- two percent, followed by failed to keep in proper lane at thirty-nine percent. Going to fast can cause you to lose control of the car. By not staying in the proper lane you can cut people or even hit people, which can cause an accident. The leading cause of crashes on Utah highways for teenagers is following too closely.
“In 2013, there were a total of 30,057 fatal crashes in the United States that involved 44,574 drivers. As a result of those fatal crashes, almost 32,719 people were killed.” Almost half of distracted driving crashes are rear end crashes which then results in hitting more cars and making those cars go out of control ending in either hitting innocent people or more cars. There are many things the Federal government and the states are doing to prevent this thing from happening. Such as “many states are banning texting while driving, or using graduated driver licensing systems for teen drivers, to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and to keep it from occurring.” Also on “September 30, the President issued an executive order prohibiting Federal Employees from texting while driving on Government business or with Government equipment.” I feel as though the government should do some more to prevent teens from using cell phones while driving. It’s not just texting but messing with music, talking on the phone, or even talking to Siri can end in some innocent person getting hurt, all because someone wasn 't paying attention to the road for a split
Impaired driving casualty is out of control. In fact, our highways have become a graveyard. Almost every day, number of deaths and injuries occurred and are reported. Someone pleasure brings tragedy to the family and loved ones. For example, there are drunken driving accidents every day, but this multi death in one family is heartbreaking; a 29 year old drunk driver drives a dark black SUV and killed four innocent people a grandfather and three children under ten years old on Sunday September 27th this year.
James Pohlabeln, the drunk driver involved in the collision that killed four people including himself, was driving in the wrong lane of the highway I-75 which resulted in the crash. James Pohlabeln contemplated of suiciding a couple months before his death as told by his wife Marcy Pohlabeln because of his brother’s death. “Just 48 hours before the collision that resulted in the deaths, James Pohlabeln was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control. That same night just hours before from the crash, James Pohlabeln pleaded not guilty and released on his own recognizance.” (Sharan D. Boykin) Drunk driving is a very dangerous act in which this article proves that driving under the influence can result in serious injury or even deaths. In this case, drunk people should never drive while under intoxicated.