Too many people are getting DUI’s and people getting injured. I personally think that it is very wrong to drink and drive. Drunk driving kills many people each year and most of those people are kids. Most people do not get caught when they are drinking and driving. Almost 32% of accidents happen with intoxicated drivers.
Drunk Driving : Don 't Become A Statistic Drunk driving is the act of operating or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills of the driver are impaired. Driving Under the Influence (DUI), also known as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is illegal and is considered as a serious crime in many countries. However the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for arresting a person may vary in different countries. A study stated that almost thirty two percent of the fatal car accidents involve a person driving under influence or an intoxicated pedestrian. In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident.
Did you know that “distracted driving” was the 2009 word of the year according to Webster’s Dictionary? But unfortunately, this is no passing fad. Distracted driving has become a trend with deadly, real consequences. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people were killed and a half million more were injured in distracted driving crashes. For those who think they can do two things at once, think about this: According to a study by Carnegie Mellon, driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent.
Even adults can be reckless for a reason. Either they are drunk, crazy, or just mad at someone. These can all be reasons for teens to be reckless, so why not just ban the use of cars all together? Another reason people may think driving is dangerous is because “More than 5,000 U.S. teens die each year in car crashes. 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, according to the National Highway Safety Administration(NHSA).
Matter of fact, "road traffic crashes is the second leading cause of death worldwide" even though it can be controlled and a majority of it stopped (Bener 54). With men, on average, being semi-drivers and driving the cars they own, they are at more of a risk of being the cause of the fatal crashes (Bener 56). Highway driving is dangerous as it is, so when you add men who think their car is cooler than everyone else's and the need to get to their job is top priority, crashes happen. In British Columbia between 2000 to 2012 there were 4,507 crashes where someone was killed, 1600 of them because of speeding (Brubacher e92). Says something that we need to change, in the United States, because odds with a number of accidents there are on a regular basis, the United States is higher in casualties.
Now think about drinking and driving, its insane. 40% of car related injuries are due to drunk driving (Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2014). If we were to make a change and imprison the criminal right away, less injuries will occur due to careless mistakes. As crazy as this sounds, Every 90 seconds someone is injured because of this crime (Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 20014). Doesn 't this say something about these drunk driving offenders?
In order to increase safety and reduce death, it would be prudent to raise the minimum driving age. More crashes are caused by teens, who are more careless than older drivers. As writer Anahad O’Connor explains, teens “account for 10 times as many crashes as middle aged drivers” considering that they naturally “make simple mistakes, like failing to scan the road, misjudging driving conditions and becoming distracted” (Jago 29). Teenagers make an abundance of mistakes in their everyday lives, so it is plausible that those blunders would translate to mishaps on the road. Most people become more calm, more alert, and gain a more discerning gaze at the road as they age, making
So that 24% could cause deaths, crashes and injuries. All those updates and advances in aren’t in everyone’s budget and not everyone can get them or has them so suing your phone isn’t worth taking all those risks. As you now know distracted driving is a very big risk to take. Distracted driving is dangerous and leads to many deaths and all those laws are there to protect you but people just don’t follow them also all those types of distraction are equally as dangerous as just texting while driving. This topic is very controversial because not everyone agrees but all those risks you take while driving can be avoided and not using your phone while driving can save lives.
The effects of distracted driving are car accidents, traffic violations, and long-term emotional issues. Distracted driving can lead to car accidents. When people do other things, it can be result in an car accidents. According to the Safe Motorist website, “In 2010, 3092 people were killed in a crash involving a distracted driver” (Safemotorist). That is over 3000 people who did not go home to their families.
Thinking about hurting yourself or others by reading/sending a text message isn’t worth your life. (Pathos) The National Security Council reports that, ‘’Using your cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting and driving,’’ (Ethos) Isn’t that so crazy to think about? While having the freedom of driving by yourself and then when you get to drive other people, you have so much responsibility. You can’t only think for yourself but for your passengers.