According to the Toronto star, the number one complaint of drivers is speeding. This dangerous action causes the drivers to have a poor reaction time, the driver might not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision. Whereas if the driver is following the legal speed limit, he may be able to stop before causing an accident. Speeding does not only endanger the lives of drivers, it also puts the lives of pedestrians in danger. The Toronto
In the column “Driving while Stupid” Dave Barry, known for his writing humor, gives some examples of people who are committing unbelievably dangerous acts while behind the wheel of a vehicle. Barry used humor, as usual, in this short article to entertain the read while still getting his point across- that he has seen some crazy drivers and most of them are in Miami.
“Every year 500,000 teens are injured in a car wreck. Every year 5,000 teens die in a car wreck meaning an average of 14 teens die a day. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the U.S. Even more than alcohol and drug abuse, violence and suicide”. Teens are always excited to earn their license and drive out on the road for the first time, but not every time will be a success, it might also be their last. I believe that teen’s cause more car crashes because they’re new to driving and don’t know the full responsibilities to the rules of the road. There are many different scenarios that lead to car wrecks, injuries and even deaths, such as texting while operating a vehicle, under the influence, and general lack of knowledge.
Speeding is the act or practice of exceeding the speed limit. Speeding is very dangerous. It is not only dangerous for us, but for those around us. Injury Facts, 2012 Edition tells us that thirty-two percent of motor vehicle fatalities involve speeding. That is such a large percentage that can easily be decreased if everyone, including myself, would stop speeding. The major dangers of speeding include the environmental aspect, driving too fast for road conditions, and speeding kills.
Habits are developed by humans almost unwillingly. Good habits can arise like eating healthy, exercising regularly, or good manners. On the other hand, bad habits can easily be adapted as well. Drivers have adapted many risky habits that often put other road users in dangerous situations. These hazardous actions could include road rage, ignoring traffic laws, drinking and driving, or texting and driving. Risky driving is not an unknown concept to the public. Even though most people go through driving classes and tests where they learn how to drive safely, dangerous driving habits are still frequently taking place.
What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger the driver, passengers, and bystander safety. I believe that it is extremely important to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving among all drivers, but most especially teenagers—in this age of new technology. I do think that many drivers are aware of the dangers of driving distracted, but it is also possible that they simply decide not to follow the rules. Did you know that 37,000+ people die in automobile crashes in the U.S every year? It is completely astounding. The problem is not that we don’t teach drivers at all, but may it be because we don’t teach them enough?
Safer roads is a goal that virtually everyone benefits from since we all share the road infrastructure. However this goal of safe roads can be difficult since there are many circumstances that can put drivers in dangerous situations. But perhaps the one that has gotten the most attention as of late is the issue of distracted driving. There have been countless attempts in order to help stop this issue, yet it still remains one of the leading causes of auto accidents. Clearly action is needed in order to create change and one such action that can be taken is that of reasonable legislation to combat these problems along with enforcement of preexisting laws. Ultimately proper usage of existing laws in addition to proposing new laws to help curb current issues
Anyone handling an 18-wheeler that is text messaging is twenty-three times more likely to get in an accident. In the simple act of dialing a cellphone, a truck driver is six times more likely to cause an accident. Distracted driving is not just limited to texting and talking on a cellphone.
Speeding is becoming an increasingly large problems among teenage drivers. from 2000 to 2011 accidents caused by speeding increased from thirty to thirty three percent.The leading cause of death in teenagers is automobile accidents. (NHTSA) Seventy five percent of teen drivers crash due to critical errors like going to fast for road conditions. Speeding is a primary cause in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Speeding is becoming a major issue in all age groups not just teens.
Anyone who drives would more than likely admit to being distracted while driving. Many forms of distraction exist while driving. The most common forms include texting while driving, focusing the mind on something else, and talking with others in the car. The distractions people take part in create many serious problems like death. People do not realize that the smallest distractions can result in a life changing event. The issue of distracted driving has had some laws against it, but the laws do not do enough. Distracted driving needs stricter laws because major issues result from it including death or serious injuries
Thousands of people die each year from auto accidents. Many deaths caused by speeding leave families devastated. “Speeding accidents about as popular as drinking and driving accidents” (Boyles). Speed limits is supposedly what keeps us safe while out on the road. Many people think that they do not need to follow the speed limit signs. An opinion would be that speed limits should stay the same speed or even go down. Teenagers seem to like the high speeds. Teenagers are the ones who are most likely to be the ones speeding in today’s society because they think it is “cool” to speed. In today's world, some vehicles can not travel at high speed rates. No matter how old there are people feel the urge to not obey the roadway laws, which therefore kills thousand of people each year. Many factors go into the dangers of speeding including vehicles not being able to handle the high speeds, driver's reaction time,
As a teen driver who only recently acquired my license, it is extremely nerve-racking to see individuals actively viewing their phone while driving. It is frightening to eye someone texting, dialing a number, surfing the web, or even viewing a video and watching that driver swerve and glide to another
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. People will always have arguments for either one side, saying that texting is more dangerous while driving or drinking. After reading the research that was made, those who are entrusted while driving might have a different insight of the impact they can cause around them if not being responsible.
Every day 6.8 billion people use a cell phone. With almost 91% of the world population using these devices, one would assume they are safe. They are not. Some would disagree, contradicting with how cell phones can improve your everyday life with health apps, reminders, etc. However, the negatives outweigh the positives. Cell phones are a large negative component in so many lives, yet this goes practically unnoticed. Cell phones can negatively affect one’s physical health, mental health, and one’s daily life.
Slide Two : The first risk I will be looking at is joyriding. Joyriding is defined as taking a car out for a ride without the vehicle owner 's permission. These are usually full of danger as the cars go very fast, beyond the speed limit.