Drink, Drive, Die In the United States, almost thirty deaths occur daily due to a drunk driving accident; equaling one death every 51 minutes("Impaired Driving"). If drunk drivers were arrested on their first offense, this number could be reduced significantly. Drivers that were involved in crashes that resulted in death were six times more likely to have a prior conviction for driving under the influence than other drivers with no alcohol in their system("Impaired Driving"). Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on their first offense. In 2013, thirty one percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. were caused by drunk driving.
Too many people disregard the risks they are taking when they choose not to wear a seatbelt in a car. Statistically, teens have the lowest seat belt use of any age group, but this also results in teens having the highest death rate in a car crash. According to the CDC on “Motor Vehicle Safety”, “55% of the teens who died in a car accident in 2012 were not wearing a seatbelt” (CDC, Motor Vehicle Safety). Most of these deaths also occurred in states that only have secondary enforcement laws, in which an officer can’t pull someone over for not wearing a seatbelt, but if they are pulled over for something else, they can be ticketed for not wearing their seatbelt on a
In 2009, 643,000 people in the United States were on the streets.This means that at any time, 0.2% of people in the general population or 1.4% of people with salaries below the poverty line were homeless. In addition, 67% of the 643,000 homeless people were living in shelters or halfway houses. Only 240,000 of the population went without shelter. The unlucky unsheltered people were on the street, denoting that they lived in cars, deserted buildings,
This would be the first time a corporation would be charge in a homicide case. With the reputation of both the Pinto and Ford in the dumps, Ford decided to cease production of the Pinto. Ford Pinto sales peaked in 1973 at around 480,000 Pintos, while in 1980 only 68,000 Pintos were even made. Due to so many civil cases being settled out of court the actual amount Ford had to pay is unknown. Although most estimates are in the hundreds of millions range.
One fatal fail the Titanic carried was that the Titanic only carried 16 boats and there were altogether 3,000 people. So even if the lifeboats were loaded to their full capacity, only one-third would be saved. The reason it sank was because of 15 watertight bulkheads that contained a flaw that had a critical factor in the Titanic. Even if they were watertight, water could still get in some other way or compartment. At 11:30pm,
Teen car wrecks are tragic and happen way too often, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in America. In 2013 alone more than 2,163 teens, ages 16-19 were killed and 243,243 were treated in hospitals for injuries due to vehicle crashes. That means six teens died every day as a result of motor vehicle crashes. The huge majority (75 percent) of serious teen driver crashes are due to what officials call “critical errors” One of the biggest culprits is the lack of scanning mirrors and other important spots that are a necessity in order to detect and respond to hazards. Going too fast for road conditions is at fault for a huge chunk of teenage accidents.
In a recent interview, a police officer stated “It’s hard to pull someone over for texting and driving. You have to catch them when they are doing it.” In the past month zero tickets have been given for texting while driving however multiple wrecks have been recorded caused by distracted driving. Driver inattention is one of the most common causes of car crashes in Oklahoma and across the country. The governor stated that about 700 Oklahoma car accidents, 30 of which were fatal, have involved a motorist who was either sending or reading a text message. In conclusion.
A car crash can occur at any moment, and it can take the life of anyone. In 2009 alone, crashes killed over 33,000 people and injured another 2.2 million. More than 70% of these crashes had occurred to passenger vehicles and trucks. About half of the 2.2 million wounded were not wearing a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in a crash.
In 2013 sleep deprived drivers were responsible for 800 deaths in America. This number is underestimated though. There are up to 1,600 deaths per year caused by drowsy driving. Drowsy driving can be compared to drunk drivers who cause about 11,000 deaths a year. Everybody in here either has their license, has their permit, or is in the process of getting their permit.
departments (e.g. digging of roads by telecom/ dihydrogen monoxide dept. and leaving it open for eons) Traffic congestion has a number of negative effects: • Wasting time of motorists and passengers ("opportunity cost"). As a non-productive activity for most people, congestion reduces regional economic health. • Delays, which may result in tardy advent for employment, meetings, and edification, resulting in lost business, disciplinary action or other personal losses.