Every two minutes, a person in the United States have been injured in an alcohol related car accident. In the past month, there have been quite a few deaths from drinking and driving on the Crow, and Northern Cheyenne reservations. In the year 2014, 9,967 people have died from a drinking and driving accident. Statistics say that every day in America, 27 people die from drunk driving. Drinking and driving is one of the most irresponsible decisions a person could ever make.
This is a serious matter and shows that just by being a teenage driver, that they are not twice as likely, but three times more likely to be involved in a not just a regular car accident but a fatal car accident. It displays how more life threatening it is for a teenage driver and they are more at risk than any other driver. Those accidents can occur from a simple mistake such as a quick glance at a phone, 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their phones. This proves that something as simple as sending a text message can cause an accident resulting in death. At the end of the day, statistics reveal just how bad teenage drivers really
Intoxication and texting while driving are the main reason collisions happen but there are many more, for example, running a stop light causes about 40 percent of the car collisions. As you can see driving while intoxicated is not the only reason the accident rate has
All of these are distractions even though they may not seem like it. Some distractions are more dangerous than others. Every year about thirty-seven thousand people die in automobile crashes in the United States (Hopkins). Also every year about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way
Distracted driving is one of the biggest epidemic in the world today. What causes the problem is almost everyone who drives having access to a phone or some type of device in their car. Cars today are starting to be fitted with touch screens, which when people use they don’t necessarily see it as a distraction. Answering a call, texting someone, or even changing a song are all forms of distracted driving. “At any given time throughout the day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile.” (“Texting and Driving Accident Statistics”, n.d).
Motorcyclist go down everyday in Las Vegas many of them end up with severe injuries, and others unfortunately do not get as lucky. What causes motorcycle accidents in Las Vegas, is it the motorcyclist riding reckless or is it the drivers not paying attention and being on their phones? This is the number one question people ask themselves. According to Motorcycle Accident Statistics, between two and three thousand motorcyclists die each year in the United States. Motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise ever since the late 1990s, reaching a record high of 12 percent—a total of 5,037 motorcycle fatalities—of all vehicle crash-deaths in 2007 in the United States.
Teen car wrecks are tragic and happen way too often, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in America. In 2013 alone more than 2,163 teens, ages 16-19 were killed and 243,243 were treated in hospitals for injuries due to vehicle crashes. That means six teens died every day as a result of motor vehicle crashes. The huge majority (75 percent) of serious teen driver crashes are due to what officials call “critical errors” One of the biggest culprits is the lack of scanning mirrors and other important spots that are a necessity in order to detect and respond to hazards. Going too fast for road conditions is at fault for a huge chunk of teenage accidents.
First of all, “13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding” and “39% male drivers, age 15 -20 were speeding at the time of their fatal vehicle crash” “(Dangers of Speeding While Driving)”, it’s important to know about this statistics because many people need to give speeding a second thought, they don’t understand what is going on around them, they only care about getting to their destination but often forget about increase risk of getting in a car accident or causing death. As far as defense driving goes, 94% of human’s errors are responsible for all crashes which proves that defensive driving is important if you don’t drive unsafely, it can cause serious crashes, injuries, or even death. With that in mind, “. Drivers cannot control what other people on the road are going to do, so it’s important that they put themselves in a solid position to avoid the consequences of any risky actions others may take” (“The Importance of Defensive Driving and Safety”). Lastly, not following the rules of the road, speeding and misinterpreting the concept of defensive driving can increase the number of car crashes and deaths and put lives at
Frequently, motor vehicle collisions have occurred more on country roads than the metropolitan highways for decades. Unfortunately, many collisions have lead into fatalities or permanent disabilities (Vock, 2013). It has also been reported that hilly area and curvy road play a factor in the accident (Berkes, 2009). The NHTSA display their statistics on a database known as Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). It breakdown the yearly fatal crashes in categories such as; number of fatalities occurred, the cause, driver’s condition, location, and time of day.
“Even though 20% of Americans 16 and older say that, in the past year they have gotten behind the wheel within two hours of drinking alcohol, but society fails to realize that this will continue to be a major issue and push the statistics of fatalities unless something is done about it.” (Blue) Throughout most of the world, drinking and driving has become an over-looked issue that needs to be handled properly. Drunk driving will continue to be a huge issue over this general population today, if something doesn’t take place in order to lower the statistics. “The majority of drinking and driving deaths are due to drivers with a blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, of at least .10 BAC (blood alcohol concentration), the most commonly used definition