The U.S. needs to change something to lower this number. Raising the legal minimum driving age to 18 would help lower the number of accidents involving teens by cutting the amount of teenage drivers on the road in half. Obviously it would be objected by teens who want to drive as soon as they can, but in the long run it could save their lives. Teen drivers are by far the most dangerous on the road, and have the highest chance of getting into accidents. “The rate of crashes, fatal and nonfatal, per mile driven for 16-year-old drivers is almost 10 times the rate for drivers ages 30 to 59” (CBS/AP).
Over the last twenty-two years, there have been more than 130,000 fatal teen crashes. Though these teenagers are legal, trained drivers, what is a solution to reduce the number of lives lost due to these lethal car crashes? Scientists believe that the solution to reducing the amount of deaths would be to raise the driving age and enforce stricter driving laws. Parents, however, are against raising the driving age as they would have to drive their teenager to the movies for a longer period of time. Thus, the driving age should be raised to twenty due to the maturity of people’s brains and understanding of consequences rather than depending on emotions and desires.
Cars have been regulated greatly since 1921 and the death toll has gone down to 95 percent for every 100 million miles driven, if we regulate guns the way we do with cars the death toll could also go down greatly and we wouldn't have to worry about these shootings happening. Additionally, we can also have tighter gun laws to help reduce gun violence. According to Nicolas Kristoff in "How to Reduce Shootings", tightening gun laws would
Alcohol should not ever be used on the road for the following reasons, it stops your brain from functioning properly, it is likely to hurt innocent people and why risk a fine when it can be easily avoided? Do you want to be responsible for a family grieving the death of a loved one? No, no one would so help me turn the 35 deaths each year into 0 deaths. Spread this message and help to stop drink
Seat Belt Laws: Do we need them? “Click it or ticket.” This is a common phrase that most Americans know and follow responsibly. Forty-nine out of the fifty U.S. states require citizens to buckle up before driving, or they can be fined up to five hundred dollars. The question among the states has arisen as to whether seat belts should be essential or not. Seat belts should be mandatory because they reduce the risk of fatality, reduce economic costs and limit high-risk behavior.
In Britain today, more than five thousand teens each year are killed, from being involved in a car accident. And that in the countries that have laws saying that that people can only be legal to drive when they pass their test at the age of 21, the death rates are surprisingly lower. In this essay I will show the two sides to whether or not the driving age in Britain should be risen to twenty-one years old. One of the main reason why I think that the driving age should be raised In Britain would be because of the amount of deaths which are being created due to young ages and it could also be because of tests not being hard enough. A disadvantage of this age group being allowed to get a driving license would be that, that a year after this
So the teenagers are the main benefit because of many reasons but unfortunately they would take subject of raise driving age as a punishment. Raise driving age would save teenagers lives. Expects said that teenagers brains are not completely progress until the teenage years passed so they would not take driving seriously and they never think that they may have death accident in the beginning. For example, when the teenager start driving, his driving will be unsafe because he does not have the ability to understand how dangerous it is. In other words, teenagers should be more mature and trustworthy to deserve
Speed limits are vital to ensure people’s safety, both the driver’s and surrounding pedestrians.The most common cause of road accidents are because of speeding. The higher speed increases the chance of an accident. Enforcing speed limits may help prevent accident that occur on roads. Statistics show the Each year over 700 people are killed in crashes involving someone exceeding the speed limit. (RoSPA, 2012) According the WHO, For every 1km/h reduction in average speed, there is a 2% reduction in the number of crashes.
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.
Ernest Greenwood once said, “Accidents and particularly street and highway accidents, do not happen- they are caused.” Car accidents in the world are increasing every day and hundreds of people die in car accidents every week because of it. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of death among teenagers. Car accidents occur mostly due to negligent and reckless drivers on the road and they often don’t realize the consequences of their actions until it is too late. The consequences may not be the same for all drivers. While some may walk away with a small scratch on their car, some may end up with a totaled car and serious injuries.