What I found to be the most interesting from the reading that most of all car crashes are caused by distracted driving. Most distracted driving accidents are caused by teenagers or people who barley started driving. Distracted driving is caused when either the person who is operating the vehicle is paying attention to something that is going on inside the car or they are taking their attention to an object outside of the vehicle and not paying attention to the road. Over 5,000 distracted driving cases happen each year in the state of Utah. Nearly 3,000 of those cases result in injured persons and 28 result in death.
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.
First of all it’s against the law, which means if you break the law you must receive punishment for it. Not only does distracted driving affect you but also affects those around you. It can cause accidents and even deaths. Distracted driving is dangerous, in 2015 it claimed the lives of 3,477 people this was only in a YEAR. The number of people who survived but did have serious injuries is 391,000.
“The NHTSA reports that in 2015, 10 percent of crashes involving injuries, and 14 percent of all crashes reported by police were directly or indirectly caused by driver distraction. That year, 3,477 people were killed and approximately 391,000 people were injured on American roads as a result of distracted driving” (“Distracted Driving”
Also every day in the United States nine people are killed in accidents that involve texting while driving. Texting while driving puts your health at risk. One simple text could cause an accident that could put you or others in critically condition and could even be fatal. You could get paralyzed, have brain damage, and even die just from one simple text message. Using a cellphone while driving increases
Every day in the U.S., approximately one out of ten people are killed by distracting drivers, in fact, roughly one-thousand five hundred are injured in some way in crashes by these irresponsible distracted drivers. As a result of the increasing use of technology, the distracted driver is also multiplying. Furthermore, these drivers are putting themselves in danger, they 're putting passengers in their car as well as other drivers on the road in danger. Using a smartphone while driving uses a significant amount of multitasking, however, only 2% of people are adequate enough to successfully multitask. Drivers have a slower response or reaction time because of impaired decision-making and driving performance.
Damage Done By Distracted Drivers Did you know “ 1 out of every 4 car accident in the United States every day is caused by texting and driving resulting in nearly 330,33 injuries occurring each year” (schumaker,1)? Texting and driving puts many at risk besides the driver being distracted by a cellular device. Texting is the act of composing, sending, reading a text message, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motorized vehicle. Texting and driving is a growing problem that is only going to increase if we don 't do anything about it. So many lives have been taken over this careless act let 's work together stop if not decrease that number.
In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident. That almost equates to twenty seven people every single day. Statistics by FBI states that in the year 2011 alone over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Also over 3,952 drivers have been tested positive for drug involvement after they had encountered an accident and escaped with deathly injuries. An even more shocking fact has been put forward by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which stated that on an average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
“…Every day nine people die and 1,060 people are hurt in crashes where distraction is reported as a cause. That’s a death every 2.6 hours, and 44 injuries an hour.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2014/02/24/distracted-driving-9-die-1060-hurt-each-day-cdc-says/) This information was only derived from the crashes that were reported to police investigators; so, just imagine how many more incidents go unidentified. The world has become so engulfed in technology, along with fanatical pleasures, that society has forgotten to put safety first while driving! A wide range of drivers, sixteen and up, experience situations in which they’re distracted from the road. Once they become distracted, they lose train of thought and their brains seem to forget that they’re operating a motor vehicle.