Everyday about nine people are killed and over 1000 people are injured due to texting and driving. This issue needs to be resolved quickly and as efficiently as possible. According to Barbara Ortutay in her article Texting And Driving Is An Even Bigger Problem Than Realize, “ 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them
This crash is just one of the millions of deadly crashes caused by texting and driving that happen every year. Ultimately, use of cell phones caused this physical harm. As one could see, cell phones have and will lead to physical harm to people. In addition to the physical harm due to car accidents
Each year, drivers who use cell phones cause 1.6 million car accidents and nearly 330,000 injuries. Considering that cell phones are one of the greatest items to happen, it makes things easier to accomplish without having to do much effort, communicating with anyone around the world, but there should be a limit when it could endanger other people’s lives. It is not only the phones that drivers are distracted by, it is also foods, drinks, conversing, and listening to loud music. Someone can lose their life all because of a simple act such as texting and taking a selfie while driving. There are numerous cases that involve a person getting hurt or worse, killed, because there was a driver being distracted.
Distracted driving can lead to car accidents. When people do other things, it can be result in an car accidents. According to the Safe Motorist website, “In 2010, 3092 people were killed in a crash involving a distracted driver” (Safemotorist). That is over 3000 people who did not go home to their families. Texting, being lost in thought, adjusting the radio, eating, and not paying attention to the road might cause an accident.
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.
Teens get distracted by their passenger’s, cell phones, social media or texting. On the article that I cited “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”, stated that “in 2013 2,163 teens were killed in the U.S ages 16-19 and 243,243 were treated for injured. That means 6 teens died every day from motor vehicle injuries”. On an article I read and cited (www.wjhg.com/content/news/teenager killed in traffic crash) of a teen in Bay County, Fla. on May 27, 2016 Tyler Browe 17, was driving a Chevy Tahoe on State Road 388 west of State Road Highway 77, when he ran off the road hitting several trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene and was not wearing
”According to federal data on highway fatalities, there were 5,987 pedestrian fatalities in 2016 – the highest number since 1990. 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.
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.
Looking at the Consequences of Drunk Driving Drunk driving is becoming an increasingly large epidemic in the United States. Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes (Department of Transportation). Along with the amounts of death climbing to devastating numbers, injuries are another negative outcome of drunk driving.
(Dreschel, 2014) b. Texting while driving not only threatens your life, but also everyone else on the road. c. (Statistic) Eleven percent of drivers aged 18 to 20 who were involved in an automobile accident and survived admitted, they were sending or receiving texts when they crashed. (Smith, 2014) d. (Fact) (statistic) Nearly half of US high school students aged ≥16 years old report texting while driving during the past 30 days. (O'Malley, 2013) e. (Fact)
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
Facts How Big Is The Problem? FATALITIES: In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver; 3,360 were killed in 2011. MAJOR/MINOR INJURIES: An additional, 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, a 9% increase from the 387,000 people injured in 2011. In 2011, nearly one in five crashes (17%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving.
Known for our narcissism and entitlement, millennials are taking over for the baby boomer generation. Some people think we have this aggression and arrogance because we get a trophy just for being born. Some people think it’s because of the praise we get by uploading a picture of our food for the world to see. It seems that our one fixed trait is a numbness to the world, an uncaring to suffering. Our generation will do anything to not feel emotion, to escape a world we don’t care for.
A story was writing by Alex Kotlowitz, about two boys and their mother, Lafayette and Pharaoh. Lafayette was ten years old and Pharaoh was seven years old. They were living in a neighborhood in Chicago. The author was asked by a friend to write an essay for a photo, since the author was working as a freelance journalist. The author never met them before, he only saw a photo of Lafayette, and the author explained what Lafayette was wearing such as a Kangol cap was too big for him.
Recently Researchers discovered that 35% of accident in Canada caused by texting during driving. In this century the texting and driving is a major problem for teenagers and adult, that causes injuries and death. People who are busy managing their social life mostly they had forgotten that they are operating motor vehicles and little distraction can lead them to lose their lives and others. To help solve this major issue we need to descried people why its important to solve and what can have happened if don’t solve this issue.