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.
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 make stuff 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 due to 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, thanks to a driver being distracted.
Penalties for Drunk Driving Drunk driving causes plenty of deaths every year. Most people who drink and drive don’t even realize they are causing any harm. Being drunk impairs our vision and motor skills. Drinking can also effect the choses you make, just like getting into your car and trying to drive. Not everyone who gets busted for drunk driving are in that bad of condition but according the law if your blood alcohol level is .08 or above you are drunk.
Kristin Lewis, the author of "Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life", believes that smartphones do more harm than good. First off, one piece of evidence is that the author writes "58% of pedestrian deaths are kids under 19. Experts believe these tragedies are mainly due to digital distraction." This means that when crossing streets many people are looking at their phones and not checking the road like they should. Also, another piece of evidence is in the article the author said, "80% of teenagers sleep with their phone nearby."
Easterbrook proposes multiple solutions to the problem, such as increased legislation on distracted driving and reducing horsepower in cars (A1-4). Easterbrook brings traffic accidents in contrast to the events of the tragedy of September eleventh, 2001 (A2). The number of deaths on 9/11: 3000, compared to the “42,642 traffic deaths in 2006” (Easterbrook A2). Easterbrook writes that in 2006 alone, 1.2 million people were killed on roads all around the world, compared to “100,000 dead as a result of combat” (A2). This huge comparison shows the huge deaths from
Certainly one can see this is a scary “computerized death machine” (Dowd). “Studies show that drivers who talk on cellphones are four times more likely to be in a crash and drive just as erratically as people with an 0.08 percent blood-alcohol level” (Dowd). Talking on the phone while driving is okay in society, when it comes to driving while intoxicated it is not right, but it has the same percentage of resulting in a car
Twenge´s description of the statistically proven skyrocketed depression rate is accurate and opinions on it are justified. But when she says that iPhones make us all unhappy, I think twice. If anything these cell phones are time consumers and a fun waste of time for us, they don 't make us unhappy, it 's the things that occur using the iPhone that makes us unhappy and that 's by choice. Later in the article, she states that high schoolers now don 't ever go out with friends and stay home all the time. This is an ignorant statement.
What I found to be the most interesting from the reading that most of all car crashes are caused by distracted driving. Most distracted driving accidents are caused by teenagers or people who barley started driving. Distracted driving is caused when either the person who is operating the vehicle is paying attention to something that is going on inside the car or they are taking their attention to an object outside of the vehicle and not paying attention to the road. Over 5,000 distracted driving cases happen each year in the state of Utah. Nearly 3,000 of those cases result in injured persons and 28 result in death.
Many crimes such as murder and theft gain a lot of attention if committed, but things like speeding past the speed limit are also a crime, so they should gain attention as well, if committed. Frank Trippett, in his excerpt, says that “It is painfully apparent today that millions of Americans…..are taking increasing liberties with all sorts of ‘minor’ laws…”. He says that Americans ignore certain laws over others, because their impact is much less than that of something like rape or murder. However, these laws’ punishments are not as great as other crimes’ punishments, therefore making them seem less significant. The “foundations of social order are profoundly shaken...when citizens take a skirting to the law”(Trippett) is not as true as you may think.
Teenagers pose the biggest threat because they are constantly on their phones believing they can simultaneously text and drive. Statistics prove that eight of every ten texting accidents is caused by a teen driver. Making it illegal to use phones when driving would initially decrease this problem. Answering phone calls while driving is just as terrible if not worse than texting. Maybe when talking on the phone you 're still able to watch the road, but your focus is on who is talking to and what they 're talking about.
More than 3,000 teens die each year in Canada in crashes caused by texting while driving In 2012 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. the statistics above are from: http://distracteddriving.caa.ca/education/
“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
The death of Earnhardt was tragic to everyone who knew and loved him. Even the fans who only just watched him felt a feeling of pain and suffering just like the family did. When race car drivers strap into their race cars they don’t think about the risks and danger they are putting their selves in. Since they have been racing they have been wrecking and its something nobody will be able to avoid, but with advances in science doctors are pushing to reduce the risk of injury and possibly death.
Also every day in the United States nine people are killed in accidents that involve texting while driving. Texting while driving puts your health at risk. One simple text could cause an accident that could put you or others in critically condition and could even be fatal. You could get paralyzed, have brain damage, and even die just from one simple text message. Using a cellphone while driving increases