Many people have been distracted from the road and the things around them because they are either checking a text message or talking to someone on the phone. Although there are many ways that adults and teens can get distracted while driving like changing the radio station or picking up something that fell on the ground. However there have been billions of life threatening accidents due to distractions on the road. Texting and driving has
Certainly one can see this is a scary “computerized death machine” (Dowd). “Studies show that drivers who talk on cellphones are four times more likely to be in a crash and drive just as erratically as people with an 0.08 percent blood-alcohol level” (Dowd). Talking on the phone while driving is okay in society, when it comes to driving while intoxicated it is not right, but it has the same percentage of resulting in a car
Texting and driving is a big problem in our society. In the U.S. alone about 32,000 people are killed and two million injured in crashes every year. More than ninety percent of vehicle crashes in the U.S. happen because of distracted driving (Kalra and Paddock 1). Such as texting or any other form of distracted driving. However, this topic is very serious and needs to be addressed.
That’s why we should start implementing laws for safety so these staggering rates can go down. Most statistics say that when a teen has a passenger in their car they felt like they were in danger because of texting and driving from the driver. When teenagers turn 16 they have this new freedom having their driver’s license and they feel free because they can go anywhere they like. But they still will make a lot of mistakes like texting while driving. Some teenagers won’t learn from it until they get
General purpose: to persuade Specific purpose: to persuade my audience that the use of cellphone while driving has become a life threatening not only to the driver but also to other motorist and pedestrians. Thesis: Preview: -To discuss on how we can decrease the percentage of those who use their cell phone while driving. - To discuss the cons and the outcome of the use of cell phone while driving. A. Attention getter: B.
This includes multi-tasking while driving. According to a 2009 Nielsen study cited by O Magazine, “ there is a 77 percent of motorists admitting that they are texting, calling and sending e-mails while driving.” . In this study, the bottom line is every motorist should be reserving multi-tasking for when you’re at the office, home or you should leave it by completely out of driving on the roads. Another risk is when drivers take their sight out and shift their focus on driving on the road. Taking off their focus on driving gives them a higher percentage of having fatal accidents.
Did you realize that people die from non responsible people. Cell phones destroy families every time one of these accidents happen. The main reasons are, unfocused behavior whilst having passengers in the car, reckless driving, face to face distractions. The list could go on and on but those were the popular topics chosen. Family members are losing their loved ones from distracted drivers.
This represents increase of 9% over the 2015 totals.” For instance, 2014, a 14 year old was seriously injured after stepping off a bridge while on his phone while listening to music and on snap chat. “In 2012, a 15 year old on her phone was hit by a car and killed. To demonstrate, between 2000 and 2011, You’re walking home when your phone buzzes. You don’t think about anything but to look down at your phone but that moment you do your life could change for ever.” Third, there has been a huge number of pedestrians killed from 2000 to 2011 just because of their phones and that’s why they should ban texting and walking so people will not be as tempted to look at their phones and be way more cautious and more alert to cars and don’t think the car will stop for them.
However, drunk driving accidents and deaths related to them are totally preventable. Once drunk driving can come to an end, more people will feel safer to drive everyday. Drunk driving causes thousands of deaths per year because each day, someone does not think as they step on the gas pedal. Driving while intoxicated causes problems that not only affect the victim lives, but the future of the drunk driver’s life as well. Drunk driving was the main cause in the death of one of the world 's most famous and beloved people in 1997.
It seems that you’re constantly hearing about another teenager who died in a car accident. Everyone says that they were too young and had so much life left to live, that they were taken too soon and they were going to do big things in the world; however, nothing is done and soon they are forgotten about until it happens again. But how many innocent kids have to die from the leading cause of deaths in teenagers until something is changed. According to an article published by CBS, “More than 5,000 U.S. teens die each year in car crashes” (CBS/AP). The U.S. needs to change something to lower this number.
Failing to Yield Failure to yield plays a major part of the drivers’ negligent according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Approximately, 3,000 deadly car accidents occur when a driver makes a quick decision about who has the right of way and when to yield. Roughly 80,000 motorists received a traffic citation when they failed to yield in the year of 2012. The statistics show that more senior citizens receive the most traffic citations than any other age group for failing to yield. Distracted Drivers Kill The first thing a novice driver taught is to keep your eyes on the road.
More than 3,000 teens die each year in Canada in crashes caused by texting while driving In 2012 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. the statistics above are from: http://distracteddriving.caa.ca/education/
Teenagers pose the biggest threat because they are constantly on their phones believing they can simultaneously text and drive. Statistics prove that eight of every ten texting accidents is caused by a teen driver. Making it illegal to use phones when driving would initially decrease this problem. Answering phone calls while driving is just as terrible if not worse than texting. Maybe when talking on the phone you 're still able to watch the road, but your focus is on who is talking to and what they 're talking about.
We all see the commercials about people that get in a crash and die from using their cellphones while driving. Although most drivers feel that they are to good of drivers and that could never happen to them. Many drivers still do this without thinking of the outcome of this foolish act. Driving and using cellphone or handheld device kills many drivers each day. Some states are making it illegal to using this device while driving.
Luckily for me, I was okay when my mom was texting while driving but it doesn’t always workout that good. So let 's get into it. About 1.3 million people die in road crashes per year. But how many of those deaths are really because of distracted driving? There are really six main examples of distracted driving being applying makeup, eating, texting, drinking, singing, and doing drugs.