The Stereotypes Of Teenage Driving

2060 Words9 Pages
Traveling 35 miles per hour with their favorite music playing through the speakers, sipping Starbucks on their way to school, yep that is average teenage driving or is it? There is practically a stereotype for everything nowadays, but what exactly is a stereotype? A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person group or thing. While a misconception is a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding. So did stereotypes appear out of thin air, no there are stereotypes because people out of human nature will see a certain person and socially categorize them with the group they are part of, to help people identify them. While misconceptions are formed because of incorrect views based on untruths that give people a…show more content…
The numbers are not pretty when it comes to statistics about teenage driving. The statistics and facts about teenage driving would say about them otherwise. The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. This is a serious matter and shows that just by being a teenage driver, that they are not twice as likely, but three times more likely to be involved in a not just a regular car accident but a fatal car accident. It displays how more life threatening it is for a teenage driver and they are more at risk than any other driver. Those accidents can occur from a simple mistake such as a quick glance at a phone, 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their phones. This proves that something as simple as sending a text message can cause an accident resulting in death. At the end of the day, statistics reveal just how bad teenage drivers really
Open Document