11 teens die every day with the result of texting and driving. 20% of teen drivers involved in fatal by texting and driving. Teen drivers are 4 times more likely to get into car crashes or near crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone. Texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes off the road. There are various findings in the paper which are supported by different research which correlates to the topic of the paper.
Notwithstanding this bit of information, the issue is still continuing to grow. Texting and driving causes 330,000 injuries every year, which is a dangerously high number. The AAA Poll states that 94% of teens know that texting and driving is dangerous, 35% do it anyway, and 21% of teen drivers that get in serious car accidents were on their phones. Almost all teenagers are aware of the harm caused by texting and driving, but still do it.. The “21st Century Epidemic” is texting and driving because it takes so much of a driver’s attention away from the road and it causes a large portion of accidents.
Everyday about nine people are killed and over 1000 people are injured due to texting and driving. This issue needs to be resolved quickly and as efficiently as possible. According to Barbara Ortutay in her article Texting And Driving Is An Even Bigger Problem Than Realize, “ 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving” (Ortutay). This is a huge issue because people are aware of the risk but believe that it is worth it. Also, it seems that the more someone looks at their phone while driving the apter they are to do it again.
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.
“Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes,” ("Impaired Driving: Get the Facts | Motor Vehicle Safety | CDC Injury Center"). Drunk driving is the act of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Drunk driving takes over 10,000 lives annually. It is an exceedingly serious and perilous issue that we face here in the United States, and it should not be taken lightly by the government or the public.
“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
Increased speed limits have threatened many lives in Saudi Arabia, as well as the rest of the world. According to, to the latest reports on accidents, in KSA, there is a traffic accident every minute, totalling to 7,000 death and 39,000 injuries annually. This problem has caused much pain for many families and is a financial burden on anyone who has been in an accident or has been affected by the accident. Speed limits have been placed but have not been enforced in a strict manner throughout KSA. The speed limit for cars ranges from 80-120 km/h but this rule hasn’t been enforced until around a year and a half ago, a system called “saher” has been placed to ensure that all citizens drive under the speed limit yet, this system has been met with much hatred, as citizens in anger destroy the camera and speed away, despite the decrease in the number of death after the installation of this system, the death rate from car accidents is still quite high, what we need is a decrease in the speed limit even more, this will cause people to slow down and that will also decrease the probability and the risk of a car accidents.
During a recent poll conducted by AAA, half of drivers who shared road rage stories admitted to engaging in aggressive behavior in response. This type of active engagement leads to more accidents, and sadly more deaths. Both AAA and NHTSA warn drivers to avoid giving in to the temptation to seek revenge or intimidate aggressive drivers. This kind of behavior often escalates a minor incident into dangerous combative driving, which can put even more drivers at risk. That number has been steadily increasing at a rate of 7% each year.
According to a latest research, it is estimated that about thirty thousand of Americans lose their lives while driving and most of these unfortunate souls are the teenagers (Markedbyteachers.com, 2013). Why this is happening in such a big number? We must all ask this question. One factor that is quite obvious is the fact that teenagers are more vulnerable towards such driving accidents mainly due to their rash driving. Should driving age be raised or not has long been a topic of discussion.
Texting and driving Over 600,000 drivers use their cell phone while driving every single day. Many accidents are caused by this. Countless Americans use their phones while driving which can be extremely dangerous. Although many do it, many are against it. In most states it is illegal to use a phone while driving.