In this letter, the author argues that all students should be required to take the driver’s education course at Centerville High School which is a mandatory program sponsored by the high school to solve the teenage driving problems in the town of Centerville. He supports his argument by presenting some evidence, however, there can be a number of flaws in his argument, rendering it unconvincing. First, the author assumes that Centerville High School students should take driver’s program because several accidents in and around Centerville have involved teenagers. However, the evidence the author needs to provide that the accidents may have been caused only by Centerville High School students.
he AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety did some research into the problem and documents the most tragic statistics about teenage driving accidents. In 2016, crashes spiked heavily after most people though it was getting better. Fifteen percent of crashes happened because of the driver interacting with another passenger. Figure 2 shows interaction with another passenger which was the number one reason for teenage wrecks in 2016. cell phone usage only made up twelve percent of teenage accidents (Johnson, 2016).
This article addresses how adolescent drivers are involved in most accidents caused by distracted driving. The article also explains the causes, consequences and statistics related to auto accidents caused by adolescent drivers. Ultimately, this article explains how implementing a trauma prevention program in high schools to adolescents can reduce auto accidents caused by distracted drivers in the adolescent age group. Ruth Adeola is Program Coordinator for the Center of Prevention and Policy at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She also holds a Master’s of Science degree and a Certification as a Registered Nurse.
In today’s day and age, the average teenager nowadays is clueless when it comes to road laws. They may know the basics like ‘Go on green,’ ‘Stop on red,’ and don’t speed, but driving involves much more than that. On SECA’s campus, we’ve had plenty of projects proposed and completed like the Timberwolf Garden and the library coming within this next year. Although SECA provides tremendous amounts of resources to prepare students for college, a Driver’s Ed Program will benefit students beyond college into their adolescent years because it’ll teach them about essential road laws and policies to prevent potential accidents, save time and money, and avoid driving while distracted.
The number one cause of adolescent deaths is due to car crashes, with adolescents being in the majority, at fault. Decades of law reform efforts have led to mandatory seatbelt laws, an increased legal drinking age, and graduated-driver-licensing systems (Hamilton, V. E. (2014). Adolescents receive their drivers’ license at a much younger age than their counterparts in other countries, making driving the greatest health threat among adolescents in the U.S. Despite decades of law reform efforts that have led to mandatory seatbelt laws, an increase in the legal drinking age, and graduated-driver-licensing systems this still doesn’t seem to be enough to reduce the percentage of fatalities caused by adolescent drivers involved in fatal car crashes
Speeding and Teen Fatalities Speeding is becoming an increasingly large problems among teenage drivers. from 2000 to 2011 accidents caused by speeding increased from thirty to thirty three percent. The leading cause of death in teenagers is automobile accidents. (NHTSA) Seventy five percent of teen drivers crash due to critical errors like going to fast for road conditions. Speeding is a primary cause in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).
If teeenagers do not have enough time behind the wheel of a car, teens are at a higher risk for getting into accidents. Being a teen driver could also impact the cause of death as well. There are many people who want to earn their permit to drive. There are many steps that people have to do before earning their permits. The essential steps to earning a permit requires passing the vision test, and DMV driving test and last getting 50 hours in with a parent or guardian.
Older students tend to behave very dangerously while driving due to a gained, habitual self-assurance. These drivers believe that because they haven’t crashed yet; they never will. This means older student drivers push the envelope of safety more than any other class of driver. Many older drivers text and eat while driving, don’t wear seat belts, and race with each other on public roads. A volatile mix of these behaviors can puts them at an even higher risk than new drivers.
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.
Many legislations are limiting the number of passengers teens can carry in the car at a time or excluding them from being able to take late night drives. Many of these rules have already been imposed in Nebraska has implemented in their three stage process. Some states such as New Jersey have completely eliminated the chance of 16 year olds driving without a parent (New York Times, 3). Most states have focused their state representatives on giving teens more driving experience before granting them unrestricted licenses. The new brain research suggests that maturity in a 17 or 18 year old driver is considered safer than a new 16 year old driver due to the fact that, Scientists at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., have found that this vital area develops through the teenage years and isn't fully mature until age 25.Even
Even though motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds, the minimum driving age should not be raised. Driving restrictions placed on young drivers only delay fatal crashes, and studies show that recklessness is not the cause for most teen collisions; it is simple mistakes. When teens begin driving, they enter the graduated licensing program that imposes certain restrictions which lessen as the drivers become older and more experienced. A nationwide study shows that these laws have reduced fatal crashes amongst 16-year olds but increased fatalities amongst 18-year olds.
Two opposite demographics statistically are the most dangerous on the road. New drivers are more prone to mistakes being inexperienced on the road. On the opposite end of life, as health problems and mental deficits appear in older age, the risk of accidents becomes higher. This is backed up by a study the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did, which showed that among both genders the age groups 16 to 20 and over 65 had more crash fatalities than the other age groups (Chang). Therefore, this proposal will suggest that our state needs to put more focus on keeping current drivers educated and making sure they stay educated as long as they have a license.
Teens are irresponsible because they haven 't fully matured at the age of sixteen. They don 't know how to act responsibly on their own at that age. Minors also don 't take their driving privilege seriously. Most teens don 't have jobs so they won 't be able to pay for their own gas and it would put more stress on the parents. Most teenagers need more practice driving because they don 't
Abstract This short report explains how influences from peers and parents about drinking and driving shape the views and behaviors of teenagers. Driving while intoxicated is risky enough as it is, but when you add new and unexperienced drivers to the mix, the situation gets even more dangerous. Certain genders and behaviors make it more likely for a teenager to drink and drive or to ride along with a drunk driver. Participants in the studies ranged from fifteen year olds to nineteen year olds from all across the United States.
Our lives are unbelievably valuable so we should do everything rational to avoid deaths. Nowadays, teenagers are specifically dangerous due to their recklessness and they are the ones that are more likely to commit car accidents. Delaying when they get their driver’s license, the roads will be more secure. If the age of driving is increased, the amount of car crashes will decrease. For instance, teens think that they’re fearless, which is why they take silly risks unlike mature drivers.