According to a study performed by AT&T, 43% of teens have confessed to texting while driving. As for adults 41% text and drive daily because it made them feel more productive and connected (Beck, Zuckman, Thomas, 2012). As shown in figure 1 below Figure 1 AT&T Teen Driving Survey, 2012 According to statistics, 10% of all drivers ages 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted drivers at the time of the crash; this age group is the largest proportion of drivers who were driving distracted at the time of the crash. The problem is very real and is purported to exceed the dangers of drunk driving
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.
Oprah Winfrey’s New York Times editorial essay “Dnt Txt N Drv,” explains the extreme consequences of texting while driving. In the essay Winfrey talks about people who were killed by distracted drivers sending text messages or talking on their cell phones devices while driving. She also mentioned the similarity in how texting while driving is as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol. Winfrey claims some excellent points throughout her essay about the dangers of texting while driving. The truth is many of us done it and still do it.
Presentation Rationale Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to inform others of the dangers of distracted driving and to persuade them to avoid practices that lead to distracted driving. This presentation will specifically show how cases of distracted driving accidents and near crashes are on the rise and how our increasing use of technology is a major contributing factor. The presentation will also show that these figures are especially high in young drivers. The goal is to have the audience take away an understanding of how attempting to focus on anything other than the road while behind the wheel is a dangerous act not only to themselves but for others as well. Intended Audience: My ideal audience for this presentation would be drivers under the age of thirty.
This is affecting the 16-24 year old drivers majorly as it becomes the main distraction when on the roads. This is evident as it has been identified as being a contributing factor in 22% of car crashes and near crashes in naturalistic driving studies. (4) Mobile phone use has been an increasing risk factor of young drivers fatalities on the road. In Australia, young adults have the highest level of general mobile phone use, with the age groups of 18 to 24 years and 25 to 39 years reporting the highest percentages of 94% and 91%, respectively. These age groups are also more likely to use a mobile phone while driving than older drivers, with 3/5 Australian drivers aged between 18 and 24 years reporting that they had sent or received a text while driving compared with 1/3 drivers aged over 25 years.
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.
“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). This high accident rate is due largely because of the underdevelopment of the teenage brain. An article in the Chicago Tribune says that “ The front portion of the brain—which includes control of impulses, judgment and decision-making, and the coordination of multi-tasking—matures deep into the 20s” (Chicago Tribune). So why are we
Garcia 1 Angelica Garcia Professor Steph Dirw 0310-43008 20 March 2015 The affects of texting and driving In today’s society people have the habit to text and drive. This can cause many distractions on the road. One of the most serious and dangerous distractions is texting while driving. It can cause the diver to lose control of the wheel and cause a serious car crash or a person death. Although being in a car crash or accident can also cause serious injuries like being paralyzed from the waist down or in a deathly coma.
Like when the girl heard a ding she immediately was drawn to that text or like. So when u here that ding ask yourself is it really worth it? https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-teen-driving Did you know that a lot of teens die from vehicle accident? In 2012, 54 percent of the deaths of teenage passengers in
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.