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 Many forms of distracted driving exist and cause many problems. Teddi Johnson states the definition for distracted driving
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.
A study showed that 1053 crashes were caused emergency drivers. If you plan on answering your phone to check if it is an emergency pull of the road because even picking your phone distracts you and can make you cause an accident and just pulling onto the shoulder of the road can save you from crashing. Some even say that because technology has advanced distracted driving isn’t a problem. Based on a poll about if cars came set with phone blocking setting, 55% of the people said they would leave the setting on and 24% said they would turn it off. So that 24% could cause deaths, crashes and injuries.
Taking off their focus on driving gives them a higher percentage of having fatal accidents. They might crash and have injuries in some instances for every time they send mails, messages or when they receive calls. People who are involved in texting while driving on road puts other innocent people in danger. We need to inform and educate civilians about the dangers or tragedies of distracted drivers and to seek for us to identify and facilitate the Philippines’s development of legalized technology that will reduce cases of street accidents due to the drivers’ undisciplined actions while
When driving a vehicle, one is supposed to be diligent and not be distracted to assess the condition of the road. With the widespread use of cellular devices, aka phones and texting, there has been an increase in unnecessary accidents and deaths associated with drivers being distracted by texting while driving. Since common sense is apparently not enough for people to abstain texting while driving, I believe the act should be illegal for the good of the country. One major reason is that when one is distracted by texting while driving, there can be the chance to cause the accident and have loss of life, including the drivers. Another reason, if less important, is if life is not lost in a vehicular accident, there will be some type of damage, whether vehicular or property damage, and that will
This annual test for the first five year can ensure them that they know how to drive a manual car and no longer bring any problems to them and other road users. B. Parking is major problem here in Malaysia especially those who just obtain their license that don’t know how to park their properly. i. With this test, they parking skill will be tested every year and this will surely increase their parking skill and help them to park their car properly.
Due to the increases in Malaysia population, the transportation demand also increases which results to the reducing of the public transportation usage. Furthermore, growth in private vehicles ownership has starting to cause several problems, especially in the urban area. Based on a report by Jeyapalan Kasipillai & Pikkay Chan (2008), it is stated clearly that the public transportation user has fallen because of the increased of private vehicles usage. According to Jeyapalan Kasipillai & Pikkay Chan (2008), between the years 1985-2005, the percentage of private transport usage has increased about 24%. At the end of 2005, approximately 15 million vehicles (motor cars, motorcycles, taxis, buses and freight vehicles) was commute on Malaysian roads.
People need to understand that distracted driving still causes major problems. Driving while distracted can cause a lot of damage mentally and physically. There are many different forms of distractions. Texting, other passengers, drinking, eating, and music can all be considered distractions while
Literature Review Urban cities in developing countries have several factors that cause problems for sustainable transportation systems. Malaysia is a developing country, the population growth, high income and rapid urban growth and urbanization have headed to an increase in travel demand. In addition, Malaysia’s economy is growing rapidly so most people own private vehicles and hence the population of the vehicles is also expanded. Plus with the overly crowded roads with all types of vehicles and passengers, traveling at different speeds is the current state of Malaysia road would increase the CO2 emission. Air pollution and other environmental hazards are also another concern.