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.
If the minimum driving age is raised these teens will have to wait longer to get their temps. Not only will they have to wait longer, but they will not get the taste of freedom or adulthood most people want. The minimum driving age should stay 16 because drivers are more responsible, have more freedom and its easier on parents. One reason why the driving age should stay the same is because driving improves the responsibility of teens. Diamante White tells us, "I would really be upset because
Everyone can see the evidence that distracted driving exists, specifically texting and driving. The people need to recognize it. Texting and driving has caused many deaths among teens and others, and many families grieve every day, wishing that the worst action anyone can do while driving to become illegal. In the year 2009, 5,500 people died in texting and driving related accidents (Johnson, 2012). From then the numbers only go up because of the growth of technology.
Teen driving is a very debated topic as of late. According to the IIHS, “Crashes are the leading cause of death among American teens, more than ⅓ of all deaths of 16-18 year olds”. I am a teen driver myself and I always hear my parents telling me to “be careful”, “no texting”, and “watch the road”. I currently only have one speeding ticket and zero accidents under my belt so far, so I’d like to think that I am a good driver. Yes, I know teen drivers who are downright awful, but I also a lot of great teen drivers who take every precaution.
Most cases are due to using mobile phones while driving. Talking to someone on the phone while driving, pushing them to the situation that they lose focus on driving on the road. They might not even able to hear the sound of the horn while driving. Well, we really have a law for some motorists from texting while driving. But the question is, “ Is it really going to be easy to enforce this law here in our country?”.
Did you know that kids become twice as likely to wear their seatbelt, 70% less likely to drink and drive, and 30% less likely to talk on the phone when parents become involved in their driving (‘11 Facts About Teen Driving”)? These statistics prove that teens can be safe drivers with the support of their parents. Many reasons contribute to why the driving age should stay at sixteen; young people need to better understand the importance of independence and responsibility, not to become dependent on parents, and parents need a break from chauffeuring their kids. Whether or not the world wants to acknowledge it, parents have lives too and can’t chauffeur their 16-year-olds around all the time. It’s exhausting for parents to drive their kids
But texting while driving is never okay because nothing is that important, and nothing is that urgent that rushing through a red light/stop sign is necessary because it may cause a really horrific accident with lives lost. Also, driver’s tests are an important instrument in ensuring a population of educated drivers to prevent people like Becky and Jessica from affecting traffic. Therefore, the more driver’s tests a person takes the better the driver will
Emotional maturity increases with age, and it is thought that 18-year-olds are more likely to make smart decisions without putting pressure on their peers than 16-year-olds. One of the reasons why the driving age should rise to 18 is because teenagers can be reckless while driving. The second thing why teenagers can be reckless while driving is because they can send messages or playing mobilephone and drive. This is a problem because they can start a big car accident. The third thing why teenagers can be reckless while driving is because they are not responsible enough to drive.
Or even swerve into a ditch and hit a beam or go into a deep creek. Distracted driving is extremely common in youth. Kids do not understand the dangers of distracted driving. That is why I believe we should have an app on our phones, that when you get into a car the phone powers down. The risk of dying is not worth one text.
I am going to focus specifically on texting while driving. When one is driving, they are not supposed to put their focus on anything else other than the road. We are all taught this when we learn to drive; however, not everyone abides by every rule. Texting and driving is something people my age don't take seriously, until we witness it first-hand. After doing research for my persuasive speech, I found that 20% of people between the age of 18-21 claim that texting doesn't affect their driving, and 30% of people between the age of 22-30 claim that texting has no impact (Distracted Driving Research 2012).