“Every year 500,000 teens are injured in a car wreck. Every year 5,000 teens die in a car wreck meaning an average of 14 teens die a day. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the U.S. Even more than alcohol and drug abuse, violence and suicide”.
Distracted driving Assignment A, summary of the video “Distracted driving killing more American teens” Ryan Dydone was a completely normal teenager, who unfortunately was a victim of distracted driving. In the fall 2008 Ryan and four of his friends was in a car accident caused by of distracted driving. The driver lost control of the car and hit a tree, which lead to Ryan Dydone’s death and severe trauma for the others in the car. Ryan was only 15 years old. Ryan Dido’s father, Thomas Dydone, had been in the police department of Montgomery Country for about 25 years.
There was one couple who was driving with their two kids to meet up with the wife’s mom and dad. On the way there, they were hit by a drunk driver. Their 4 month old baby was killed in this accident. There was another family who was on their way home and they were also hit by a drunk driver. The husband lost his wife, unborn baby, little girl, and his little boy (“MADD”).
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.
How many people get hurt and die from texting and driving? Texting and driving can be fatal and each day over 1,000 people get hurt due to distracted drivers. I’m sure you have been driving somewhere and have seen a car accident in your lifetime. Have you ever thought about what caused the accident? Possibly it could be caused by a distracted driver.
Every two minutes, a person in the United States have been injured in an alcohol related car accident. In the past month, there have been quite a few deaths from drinking and driving on the Crow, and Northern Cheyenne reservations. In the year 2014, 9,967 people have died from a drinking and driving accident. Statistics say that every day in America, 27 people die from drunk driving. Drinking and driving is one of the most irresponsible decisions a person could ever make.
Third of all, this article shows a story about a young boy who was driving and he got into an accident in the process and he also killed 4 people, pretty major injuries and was put on life alert, rates show that the percentage for crashes go up as the number of new drivers hit the streets. The main cause for that is cell phone use. "Virtually all the parents polled believe that teenagers learn safe driving by example..... driving home from a travel basketball game, I watched one team dad floor his sports car on the merritt parkway."(Hirshey). This quote can be used in my research paper to show that when driving around young teens one should drive safely to be a good influence in order to prevent new drivers from making a big mistake such as texting and
People believe that driving under the influence is the most dangerous distraction . Driving and texting is seventeen times more dangerous than drinking and driving (Fumento). When a drunk driver is driving at seventy miles per hour before hitting the breaks they go about four feet before stopping. When someone text and drives at seventy miles per hour they go about three hundred and nineteen feet before stopping (Fumento). The penalties for drinking and driving are strict while the penalties for texting and driving are weak.
In 2016 there has been eighteen motorcyclist deaths since January. Las Vegas started the year saying goodbye to Sheldon Cooper, a forty- seven year old man pronounced dead at the scene. The list keeps going with motorcyclist of all ages, mostly man.In fact, statistics indicate that in motorcycle collisions with cars, cars are at fault about 60% of the time. Many drivers do not look out for motorcycles. Of these fatal collisions, the other vehicle was turning left while the motorcyclist was traveling straight in their lane or lawfully passing another vehicle 35 percent of the time.