If a driver has to come to a rapid stop and presses on the brakes, the seat belt will keep him or a passenger from sliding forward in their seat. In the worst case scenario, if an accident occurs, wearing a seat belt would keep drivers or passengers from being ejected out of a car. “Every year, more than 90 percent of all transportation-related deaths are caused by highway crashes. The single greatest defense against highway fatalities is a vehicle's seat belts. When used properly, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat vehicle occupants by 45 percent” (Higgins n.p.).
By raising the minimum driving age in the United States of America the teenage motor vehicle accident rates would decrease. For 16 year olds, the thought of obtaining a drivers license is exciting. Being able to go shopping, visit with friends, and just drive around town is a major step towards being independent. However, there are risks when driving. In the Havens family, all four teenagers that drive have been in an accidents within the first six months of driving independently.
Drunk Driving : Don 't Become A Statistic Drunk driving is the act of operating or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills of the driver are impaired. Driving Under the Influence (DUI), also known as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is illegal and is considered as a serious crime in many countries. However the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for arresting a person may vary in different countries. A study stated that almost thirty two percent of the fatal car accidents involve a person driving under influence or an intoxicated pedestrian. In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident.
• Motorcycles account for just 3% of the vehicles on American roads, yet motorcyclists account for 18% of all passenger fatalities. • Of the people killed in motorcycle accidents, 94% are riders and 6% were passengers. • Motorcyclists are 26% more likely to die in road accidents than operators of other vehicles. • In one third of all crashes involving motorcycles and other vehicles, the drivers of the four wheeler automobiles are at fault. Motorcyclists have an equal right to share the road with other vehicle operators.
So you can see why having seat belts on a bus is really important. For the safety of kids, Teachers, and the driver himself. All of them are endangered from a car accident with no seat belts on. Just take a look of the evidence yourself you read what it said about how many kids and teens die each year from crashes. So unless you want more car accidents to innocent children than I advise you to get seat belts on school buses.
Car accidents are reported every day. The highest death rate for drivers is between the ages of 17 to 25. Taking teenagers off the road would reduce these fatalities. Teenage drivers overestimate their skills on the road. In 1995 through 2004, 30,917 accidents occurred that involved drivers of the ages 15
However, this awareness only lasts as long as they remember to be aware. This could be anywhere between a month and even as short a time as five minutes. Another large reason that there will not be good long term affects is that, when people view a PSA or read an article about the dangers of distracted driving and past incidents, most people have the same mindset: “that won’t happen to me.” The problem is, that was the same mindset of the people that DID get in accidents or die because of distracted driving. It’s a mindset we can’t afford to have, yet can’t seem to
Did you know that there was 2,227 fatal car crashes in 2010. Most of those crashes were caused by lack of education of our the laws or not much driving experience. Some of the things that are factors are foreign drivers, teens, teaching of the[ system. Foreign, teens, and the new drivers system are a big part of this issue because they get the education needed to drive or don’t get the driving time to learn the more complex situations. For example, some situations such as a tire blowout, or losing control of the vehicle.
As for suicide rates, there have been 21,175 firearm suicides, almost all being comitted with a household gun or a relative's gun. Not only that, but firearm suicide is one of the most common ways of suicide across the United States. Even more, data from 2012 showed that 64% of gun deaths were suicides, different than the 2006 data that showed the decrease (57%). However, gun control is not able to decrease firearm suicide. If gun control were to be stricter, there still wouldn't be any control over a persons decisions, unless firearms would be completly out of reach for citizens.
Thinking about hurting yourself or others by reading/sending a text message isn’t worth your life. (Pathos) The National Security Council reports that, ‘’Using your cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting and driving,’’ (Ethos) Isn’t that so crazy to think about? While having the freedom of driving by yourself and then when you get to drive other people, you have so much responsibility. You can’t only think for yourself but for your passengers.
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
The DMV crash data shows that of all cell phone related crashes, 78 percent of drivers were under the age of 20, and 68 percent of these teens died as a result of these accidents. The leading cause of accidents for people aged 20 and under is distracted driving, the leading distraction being cell phone use. Teenagers have a distinct disadvantage when it comes to distracted driving; lack of experience. A more experienced driver is more likely to notice a dangerous situation than a new driver, and therefore can react to it sooner. The implementation and enforcement of this law will hopefully discourage and prevent teenagers from using their cell phones while driving, and stop them from
“In 2013, there were a total of 30,057 fatal crashes in the United States that involved 44,574 drivers. As a result of those fatal crashes, almost 32,719 people were killed.” Almost half of distracted driving crashes are rear end crashes which then results in hitting more cars and making those cars go out of control ending in either hitting innocent people or more cars. There are many things the Federal government and the states are doing to prevent this thing from happening. Such as “many states are banning texting while driving, or using graduated driver licensing systems for teen drivers, to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and to keep it from occurring.” Also on “September 30, the President issued an executive order prohibiting Federal Employees from texting while driving on Government business or with Government equipment.” I feel as though the government should do some more to prevent teens from using cell phones while driving. It’s not just texting but messing with music, talking on the phone, or even talking to Siri can end in some innocent person getting hurt, all because someone wasn 't paying attention to the road for a split