Four lives. One crash. One mistake can change everything. In 2013 in Cutchogue, New York around 5 p.m. eight friends were traveling in a limo after a weekend trip. In the limo on the way home, a red pickup collided with the limo and splitting it almost in half instantly killing three of the women, and another dying later at the hospital. Every single year millions of lives are lost to drinking and driving, and as a nation this is a very well respected law with high consequences. In 2014 over 1.1 million people were arrested or convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). In recent studies done by Transport Research Laboratory, the reaction time of a drunk driver is decreased by 12%, and over the past 15 years, accidents have decreased dramatically since 2000 when congress adopted a .08 Blood
We all have pet peeves that sends us to the point of going off the edge. The smallest things can set a person off and it seems like every other day there’s always more. Many of us will just run away from them and not even ask if they will stop. Sometimes being kind can solve more problems than getting angry over them. Here are some pet peeves that bugs me the most are bad drivers, ignorant people, and noisy people.
In this era, with technology as a part of everyday life, it has become difficult to use a simple Public Service Announcement (PSA) as a way to reduce distracted drivers. This is due, for the most part, to the developed habit of assuming. People believe, since it’s seen in many shows and commercials, that those ‘bad things’ that come as a result of distracted driving are not likely to occur to them. People want to prove that they are able to do multiple tasks at once and every PSA would be a challenge so to speak, to show they are above average at multitasking. Those such assumptions and aspirations to prove oneself have resulted in such growing rates. On the other hand however, there’s a way to use such a method for those who are prepared and
Distracted driving causes many accidents in the US every years. With being a distracted driving, around “3,154 people are killed in distraction-related crashes and about 424,000 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver” (Harper). In what ways can the people develop solutions to prevent distracted driving for teenagers? One way to help prevent distracted driving is to enforce stricter laws for the amount of passengers allowed in a car with a teenage driver. Backseat drivers can cause the most distractions for a driver and also the use of any technology while driving. With the ban on all technology and hands free technology while driving can also help to decrease the amount of distracted driving, which will prevent accidents
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
Distracted driving is anything that affects reaction delay time, removes focus from the road and causes accidents. The Center for Disease Control lists three types of distractions which can be anything form visual, manual and cognitive. Commonly texting is something that removes visual focus from the road. Interacting with children and other persons sometimes affects them manually on the road. Then, there is social media which in many cases removes the mind from the road. Today the major distractions while driving can be anything from texting, interacting with people inside or outside the vehicle and posting on social media.
"Distracted driving means driving while not fully paying attention to the road" (Distracted Driving| DMV). Over the years distracted driving has become more and more of an issue everywhere in the world. Driving is a huge responsibility. It is crucial to be as focused as possible while behind the wheel of a car. People have to be conscious of their surroundings at all times. People at any age can get distracted while driving. These day’s people think that it is just teenagers that get distracted while driving, but a lot of adults are starting to text, eat, and get distracted behind the wheel as well. Not only does driving while distracted put a risk to the drivers life it also puts a risk to the other drivers on the road. This is why you should
I am writing this letter to inform you of the dangers of multi-tasking, with particular reference to driving and answering the phone simultaneously. Several researches have been conducted which have proved that talking on the phone while driving can be very dangerous as it disables the driver from concentrating on one task. Therefore, with that being said, hands-free driving kits should not be allowed to be used while driving a vehicle as it can lead to accidents.
If we look back a decade ago, science and technology has grown suddenly over these years. Now, people are no longer bound to their home phones. Rather, every member in family has their own phone. As a result, people are connected to other people at ease. Alongside, there are several downsides in using this technology especially while driving. According to a recent study, throughout the day, roughly 660,000 drivers try to use their phones while driving. Smartphones have made indeed easy for us to stay connected to friends and family at all times. But, while
Anyone who drives would more than likely admit to being distracted while driving. Many forms of distraction exist while driving. The most common forms include texting while driving, focusing the mind on something else, and talking with others in the car. The distractions people take part in create many serious problems like death. People do not realize that the smallest distractions can result in a life changing event. The issue of distracted driving has had some laws against it, but the laws do not do enough. Distracted driving needs stricter laws because major issues result from it including death or serious injuries
82% is the highest distraction rate for drivers ages 16-20. 77% of those distracted drivers are confident that they can text and drive and prevent accidents.The main issue is that 10% of young adults text and are outside of their lanes. Texting while driving makes you become blind for approximately 5 seconds at a time and it slows your brake reaction by a whole 18%. It has become so common that 14 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have prohibited drivers from using handheld devices while driving for the protection
Let’s be honest here most of us believe that we are great at multitasking, but the reality of the truth is that most of us are not even close to being decent at doing it. Now let’s say that we multitask and drive, that puts us at a bigger risk and most of us seem to be ignoring it like it’s not a problem. Nevertheless research clearly shows that nothing positive can come from us multitasking and driving.
Every day 6.8 billion people use a cell phone. With almost 91% of the world population using these devices, one would assume they are safe. They are not. Some would disagree, contradicting with how cell phones can improve your everyday life with health apps, reminders, etc. However, the negatives outweigh the positives. Cell phones are a large negative component in so many lives, yet this goes practically unnoticed. Cell phones can negatively affect one’s physical health, mental health, and one’s daily life.