Failing to Yield Failure to yield plays a major part of the drivers’ negligent according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Approximately, 3,000 deadly car accidents occur when a driver makes a quick decision about who has the right of way and when to yield. Roughly 80,000 motorists received a traffic citation when they failed to yield in the year of 2012. The statistics show that more senior citizens receive the most traffic citations than any other age group for failing to yield. Distracted Drivers Kill
Raising the driving age would cause transportation difficulties in families. Lobbyists might argue that these problems could be worked out by individual families and riding together would support family bonding. However, this is not necessarily true. It is easier in today 's world to have multiple drivers in the family due to chaotic schedules. Kids
Intended Audience: My ideal audience for this presentation would be drivers under the age of thirty. However this information is beneficial to anyone of driving age with an interest in learning how to reduce their risk of being involved in an accident or near accident, and who is interested in understanding how distracted driving is a contributing
“Slow response time, loss of clarity in vision and hearing, loss of muscle strength and flexibility, drowsiness due to medications, and a reduction in the ability to focus or concentrate” are all effects of aging identified in Westport News’s March 2010 article “Should elderly drivers be retested?” 2. Although some older drivers try to make up for these disabilities by driving more cautious, driving below the speed limit can cause more dangers. B. Cause 2: The trend of increases in fatal accidents involving elderly people is partially due to an increased susceptibility to injury and medical complications within this age group. Transition 3: While car accidents involving the elderly is a widespread issue, there are multiple solutions that can be implemented to reduce the likelihood of this occurring.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 to 25 year olds, and alcohol and/or drug impairment is a factor in 55% of those crashes. Males: Account for 87% of the young fatally injured drinking drivers and 89% of the seriously injured drinking drivers. Young drinking drivers are most likely to be killed or injured in the summer (32.4% and 40.8% respectively) and least likely to be killed or injured in the winter (8% and 11.4% respectively). Weekend:
In the 1960s and 1970s there may have been an increased number of alcohol related car accidents but if the minimum legal drinking age was lowered today, there is a thing called uber where people won’t have to drink and drive, they can just order a ride home. If anything, the age to drive should be
They also have the fear of not seeing other cars or people while driving in bad conditions, which causes the anxiety to affect their driving even more due to their focus being on how they can’t see the road. Younger people are more likely to pull to the side of the road and wait until the bad conditions pass, but older people are more likely to only focus on driving through it rather than pull to the side of the road. Weather conditions are a bigger factor for elderly drivers rather than younger drivers due to their existing vision problems and effects of fear. If an elderly loved one insists on driving, take them to retake their driving test to determine if they will not only put others in danger but also themselves in danger while on the road. When elderly drivers
Some will say that "Getting the highest of the high-risk drivers away from the wheel probably isn 't a bad idea," said Dr. Barbara Gaines, trauma director at Children 's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Gaines 1). Dr. Barbara is saying that teen drivers are a high risk on the road. If we take them off the road our problems will be solved. This is not true because teens are young and have little experience behind the wheel. Even adults can be reckless for a reason.
The idea that higher driving ages would stop teenage crashes is flawed. Programs in place in most places today placing restrictions on 16-year-old drivers are preventing a considerable number of crashes, but Dr. Scott Masten disputed these statistics, “when you look at the bigger picture across 18-and 19-year-olds, it looks like we’re offsetting those crashes. In fact, 75 percent of the fatal crashes we thought we were saving actually just occurred two years later,” (O’Connor, 23-27). These strict laws that aimed to prevent deadly crashes in 16 only delayed the crashes by preventing learning until a later age. In the defense of 16 to 18-year-olds, this delaying of crashes phenomenon is not exclusive to adolescents, “New Jersey’s tough laws may have just shifted the effect to 21-year-olds, similar to the way tough restrictions on 16 and 17-year-olds were followed by a spike in deadly crashes among 18-year-olds,” (O’Connor, 71-74).
Two opposite demographics statistically are the most dangerous on the road. New drivers are more prone to mistakes being inexperienced on the road. On the opposite end of life, as health problems and mental deficits appear in older age, the risk of accidents becomes higher. This is backed up by a study the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did, which showed that among both genders the age groups 16 to 20 and over 65 had more crash fatalities than the other age groups (Chang). Therefore, this proposal will suggest that our state needs to put more focus on keeping current drivers educated and making sure they stay educated as long as they have a license.
Drivers over the age of seventy face the same obstacles as drivers under the age of twenty-five: high premiums. If you are approaching or over the age of seventy, here are a few steps you can take to lower your car insurance premium. Step 1: Make Sure Your Vehicle Has All The Latest Safety Features One of the simplest ways to reduce your insurance premium is by making sure that the vehicle you are driving is equipped with all the latest and most modern safety features. The vast majority of insurance companies provide discounts for vehicles that have higher safety ratings and that are equipped with all the latest safety features. Here are a few safety features that will knock a few bucks off your insurance premium: anti-lock brakes tire
Nowadays, crash rates increase as the driving age decreases. In reference to Associate Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law, (Hamilton, 2012), studies have shown that car crashes are more prevalent among sixteen years olds. However they tend to decrease as the age rises. The more mature a person is and the more experience they’ve gone through, the less likely they are to be involved in a car crash. Basically, inexperience in driving shows a secondary part in younger ages.