If students have lack of sleep, they may not pay attention to the roads and the drivers on the roads, which increases the risk of traffic accidents, (according to www.npr.org). The increased risk of traffic accidents may also be because of how dark it is outside when students have to walk over to the bus stop. It’s so early when kids’ buses come, that it’s usually dark outside, and drivers may not see kids walking.
Going too fast for road conditions is at fault for a huge chunk of teenage accidents. Many teenagers don’t understand that the speed limit is the suggested
Speed limits also help with people around knowing what is going on . There can be kids at play and a car speeding can hit them. It lets the parents know about what is going on around. The person driving to fast can miss there turn .Or a person driving to fast and hurry up and turns can rec into a house.
First of all, “13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding” and “39% male drivers, age 15 -20 were speeding at the time of their fatal vehicle crash” “(Dangers of Speeding While Driving)”, it’s important to know about this statistics because many people need to give speeding a second thought, they don’t understand what is going on around them, they only care about getting to their destination but often forget about increase risk of getting in a car accident or causing death. As far as defense driving goes, 94% of human’s errors are responsible for all crashes which proves that defensive driving is important if you don’t drive unsafely, it can cause serious crashes, injuries, or even death. With that in mind, “. Drivers cannot control what other people on the road are going to do, so it’s important that they put themselves in a solid position to avoid the consequences of any risky actions others may take” (“The Importance of Defensive Driving and Safety”). Lastly, not following the rules of the road, speeding and misinterpreting the concept of defensive driving can increase the number of car crashes and deaths and put lives at
As stated before the DDC 4 course guide says, "Thirty-two percent of motor vehicle fatalities involve speeding (DDC4, p. 25). Driving any amount over the posted speed limit is very dangerous, because exceeding the limit gives the driver little reaction time to respond to dangerous situations. Knowing and being aware of the posted speed limit is key to safe driving. But, you do not always have to go the exact posted speed limit. At times, there are conditions that propose slower speeds. Assessing the conditions around you help to keep yourself as well as others around you safe. Speeding always increases the number of fatalities in collisions. Things to do to avoid fatality include: use time management, monitor your speeding, be careful and stay alert, and slow down according to the situations around you. Driving too fast for conditions usually contribute to traffic violations. Knowing that speeding is most often in correlation to fatalities is a huge eye-opener. Therefore, overall avoiding speeding and driving too fast reduces the chances for a fatality to
One reason is that not being able to drive at an earlier age limits teens. For example, as stated on howtoadult.com, ”Many teens are busy with extracurricular activities, jobs, volunteer work and socializing. When teens younger than 18 can't drive themselves to and from these activities, those responsibilities fall onto their parents, who may not have the freedom or willingness
Thousands of people die each year from auto accidents. Many deaths caused by speeding leave families devastated. “Speeding accidents about as popular as drinking and driving accidents” (Boyles). Speed limits is supposedly what keeps us safe while out on the road. Many people think that they do not need to follow the speed limit signs. An opinion would be that speed limits should stay the same speed or even go down. Teenagers seem to like the high speeds. Teenagers are the ones who are most likely to be the ones speeding in today’s society because they think it is “cool” to speed. In today's world, some vehicles can not travel at high speed rates. No matter how old there are people feel the urge to not obey the roadway laws, which therefore kills thousand of people each year. Many factors go into the dangers of speeding including vehicles not being able to handle the high speeds, driver's reaction time,
Teens practicing their driving more in general, as well as having more experience in potential serious scenarios, would greatly help the cause. Also, teens discussing serious local accidents can make them more aware of just how possible it is for this dilemma to become their own dilemma. A foolproof way to make teens drive more safely is for their parents to make them pay their own tickets and fines (#9). Ultimately, one of the biggest influences for teens is their family, and how their families drive is no exception.
“War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength”(George Orwell). In Ray Bradbury’s book ‘Fahrenheit 451’ he writes about a “perfect” world where reading is illegal and the speed limit is set for how slow you can drive instead of fast and firemen ironically start fires. Unfortunately, this perfect world was doomed to become a perfect nightmare. In comparison, our world is looking pretty great.
Safer roads is a goal that virtually everyone benefits from since we all share the road infrastructure. However this goal of safe roads can be difficult since there are many circumstances that can put drivers in dangerous situations. But perhaps the one that has gotten the most attention as of late is the issue of distracted driving. There have been countless attempts in order to help stop this issue, yet it still remains one of the leading causes of auto accidents. Clearly action is needed in order to create change and one such action that can be taken is that of reasonable legislation to combat these problems along with enforcement of preexisting laws. Ultimately proper usage of existing laws in addition to proposing new laws to help curb current issues
The question now is, why is he the one mad? I didn 't do anything wrong. This whole incident occurred because he moved over into the far-left lane where I was barreling east at 90 mph. The people that want to drive fast don 't mind people who pull into our lane ahead of us if they give us room and if they speed up to go with the flow of the traffic on the highway or even in town. At the specific time that I was headed over to Scottsdale it was not very busy. There was a very miniscule amount of people in all the lanes. Yet, when a slow person pulls out into the fast lane in messes up the flow of traffic and keeping up with the flow of traffic is everything. It allows for traffic to keep moving at a good constant speed and kind of disables the amount of traffic that gets consumed in rush hour every day from 3 pm to 7 pm. So not only does slow driving in the fast lane affect the flow of traffic, but it can affect entire rush hour traffic as well. As we know, 1.3 million people die in car crashes a year. And the real problem that causes these horrific accidents is the difference in speed rather than speed itself. As you have probably experienced, while some folks on the highway may go fast than the
Slide Three : The impacts this has on the one doing the activity and bystanders are severe. Not only does the effects of joyriding incidents have an impact on the person committing the act, it also impact those around them at the time of the incident, as well as their family and friends and others affected by the incident (another car hit and those inside). Studies show most joy-riders are juvenile. This is bad, as that means most out of control high speed cars are at the hands of a teenager who doesn’t know how to react in the situation he/she is put in. The Following are some impacts this has :
to get behind the wheel of a car and drive without parents. The problem with this is many teenagers take advantage of that privilege and become reckless drivers. The government has put laws in place which prevents teenagers from driving alone for the first year and keeps laws in place so teenagers can’t abuse there laws. Meanwhile, many adults still argue the safety on the road even with restrictions in place. These laws are here to keep everyone on the road safe not only the new drivers. The teenage driving age should not be raised because of the safety and emotional health it provides.
This means that our governments should invest in redesigning our road, highways and freeways to cope with high speed limits. High speed limits do not mean that our road has become unsafe, but their design is not appropriate for certain new speed limits. Our roads have been the same for many years and have not been updated for decades. In addition to that, the reckless driving, lack of driving and road maturity is causing hundreds of causalities yearly. The drivers on the road lack respect, gratefulness and gratitude to other drivers and that’s why accidents are occurring. Speed limits have nothing to do with death and fatality rates. If people stick to drive on a certain speed limit, concentrate on their driving and drop their phones from their hands, this would benefit the society and benefit us as drivers from experiencing accidents and
There are many different causes and effects of speeding, most of them which are negative. Speeding can not only effect you, but everyone around you. All of these effects can easily be avoided by not speeding no matter the reasons of what caused you to