There is drinking, technology, and drug use. But there could be more that you never thought of. First of all there is drinking. Alcohol can affect you in many ways, especially when your driving because your brain isn’t able to think as well when your driving. According to the article “Driving while impaired-Alcohol and drugs” (2015) The driver of the vehicle uses their hands and eye coordination so they need that to pay attention to the road before they cause a bad accident.
There are many companies working on self driving cars, including Honda, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Tesla. However, driverless cars have caused many accidents, some even end up fatal. Self driving cars are unsafe because they are at a high risk of being hacked, having an incident happen that the car cannot administer, and the cars are not predictable enough to put peoples lives in danger because of mistakes. Self driving cars are vulnerable to getting hacked. Everybody has heard of computers getting hacked, but driverless cars are basically moving computers.
Or even swerve into a ditch and hit a beam or go into a deep creek. Distracted driving is extremely common in youth. Kids do not understand the dangers of distracted driving. That is why I believe we should have an app on our phones, that when you get into a car the phone powers down. The risk of dying is not worth one text.
Today in our fast- paced world, young people think it is a must to send a text or use a cellphone while driving. Every year our highways are introduced to new and inexperienced teenage drivers who are taking the wheel by themselves, when they become of driving age. Many do not recognize the difficulty involved in trying to drive and text or use a cell. On the other hand, some feel they have very busy schedules and texting, unfortunately while driving, is necessary to connect with others, be it loved ones or business related. Our highways are dangerous in and of themselves because of the number of vehicles and drivers on the roadways, poor roads and weather conditions, therefore adding any other distractors more than triple the dangers.
When testing one of the cars, it was found that, “the perils of lacking an intuition for state of mind are already evident. In the first at-fault crash of a self-driving vehicle, a Google self-driving car in Mountain View incorrectly assumed that a bus driver would yield to it, misunderstanding both the urgency and the flexibility of a human driver trying to get around a stopped vehicle” (Anthony). This information proves that self driving cars are not perfect, and if one
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.
So if something does happen then you have to slam on your brakes and if that happens to be in an intersection then you are putting yourself at risk to be hit if somebody else is distracted. Now distracted drivers make up a majority of drivers because we all think are phones are so important that we risk people 's
teenagers can be easily distracted so it is very likely they caught typing driving messages or even eating while driving. In addition they are not fully developed especially the part of the frontal lobe of their brain which is the part responsible for weighing the risks and making the judgments. ¬The age factor becomes one of the factors that can not be separated from the emergence of accident risk (Lam,
Most cases are due to using mobile phones while driving. Talking to someone on the phone while driving, pushing them to the situation that they lose focus on driving on the road. They might not even able to hear the sound of the horn while driving. Well, we really have a law for some motorists from texting while driving. But the question is, “ Is it really going to be easy to enforce this law here in our country?”.
Not everyone is going to be convinced enough to have a self-driving car, so there will still be human drivers on the road. Some people would not be able to afford one, or they would get upset that it has to be shared. There are tons of things wrong with self-driving cars that would make people not want one. In the article “Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers,” the authors, Matt Richtel and Conor Dougherty say, “Since 2009, Google cars have been in 16 crashes, mostly fender-benders, and in every single case, the company says, a human was at fault,” (Line 27-28). So yes, it would be safer with self-driving cars because there would not be any humans to cause a crash.
Cell Phones are a well-known source of distraction for drivers. The impairments associated with using a cell phone behind the wheel are on par with those of drunk driving, and the US National Safety Council has implicated device usage in 26% of all vehicular crashes (Bernstein & Bernstein 1). Distracted driving is a growing public safety hazard, with the number of fatal wrecks increasing each year. Research shows that there is a great need for increasing public awareness of the potential risks associated with cell phones and other devices. Due to the proliferation of text messaging, smart phones, and interactive apps; drivers are more prone to take their eyes off of the road.