With an overall ban on cell phones driving would be overall safer. What action on a drivers handheld is worth their life? Cell phone use while driving causes 1.6 million crashes per year. The average text takes up to five seconds of a driver’s attention away from the road.
Have you ever been on the highway and witnessed a tragic accident? I’m sure most of you probably have, you just don’t know what the cause of it was. When most people hear about recent car crashes. They automatically think of accidents that include drinking and driving.
It displays how more life threatening it is for a teenage driver and they are more at risk than any other driver. Those accidents can occur from a simple mistake such as a quick glance at a phone, 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their phones. This proves that something as simple as sending a text message can cause an accident resulting in death. At the end of the day, statistics reveal just how bad teenage drivers really
All of these are distractions even though they may not seem like it. Some distractions are more dangerous than others. Every year about thirty-seven thousand people die in automobile crashes in the United States (Hopkins). Also every year about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way
People believe that driving under the influence is the most dangerous distraction . Driving and texting is seventeen times more dangerous than drinking and driving (Fumento). When a drunk driver is driving at seventy miles per hour before hitting the breaks they go about four feet before stopping. When someone text and drives at seventy miles per hour they go about three hundred and nineteen feet before stopping (Fumento). The penalties for drinking and driving are strict while the penalties for texting and driving are weak.
Distracted driving Assignment A, summary of the video “Distracted driving killing more American teens” Ryan Dydone was a completely normal teenager, who unfortunately was a victim of distracted driving. In the fall 2008 Ryan and four of his friends was in a car accident caused by of distracted driving. The driver lost control of the car and hit a tree, which lead to Ryan Dydone’s death and severe trauma for the others in the car. Ryan was only 15 years old.
The first reason is because there is a chance that when texting while driving, there can be an accident that can lead to loss of life and/or injury to the people involved. Another reason is that if no lives are injured and/or lost, property damage can have a bad effect to the driver who was texting while driving, including financial and legal troubles. Although banning texting while driving can be an inconvenience to a person who prefers to text when communicating, the chances of causing accidents that can lead to injuries, deaths, or property damage far outweighs the inconvenience. One could just park their car on the side of the road or on a parking spot if they must text but they should not text while driving. If it is an emergency, one should us use the call option.
First of all, “13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding” and “39% male drivers, age 15 -20 were speeding at the time of their fatal vehicle crash” “(Dangers of Speeding While Driving)”, it’s important to know about this statistics because many people need to give speeding a second thought, they don’t understand what is going on around them, they only care about getting to their destination but often forget about increase risk of getting in a car accident or causing death. As far as defense driving goes, 94% of human’s errors are responsible for all crashes which proves that defensive driving is important if you don’t drive unsafely, it can cause serious crashes, injuries, or even death. With that in mind, “. Drivers cannot control what other people on the road are going to do, so it’s important that they put themselves in a solid position to avoid the consequences of any risky actions others may take” (“The Importance of Defensive Driving and Safety”). Lastly, not following the rules of the road, speeding and misinterpreting the concept of defensive driving can increase the number of car crashes and deaths and put lives at
A car crash can occur at any moment, and it can take the life of anyone. In 2009 alone, crashes killed over 33,000 people and injured another 2.2 million. More than 70% of these crashes had occurred to passenger vehicles and trucks. About half of the 2.2 million wounded were not wearing a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in a crash.
Drunk driving accidents are all too common in California, and throughout the U.S. The California Highway Patrol reported that there were more than 1,000 fatal accidents, and more than 16,000 injury collisions, involving alcohol consumption in 2013 alone. Such crashes occur despite most people understanding the dangers of driving under the influence. This is because drunk drivers often think that they have not had too much to drive safely, or they incorrectly believe they are better drivers after having a couple of drinks. According to a recent study, however, any amount of alcohol consumption is dangerous for drivers.
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
Can your phone wait? Using a cell phone while driving is one of the most common causes for accidents. Statistics show that three of every five accidents is caused by a distracted driver. When driving people should be free of distractions in order to focus on where they 're going and getting there safely. Texting and answering phone calls while driving are very imminent threats to your life and others.
We all see the commercials about people that get in a crash and die from using their cellphones while driving. Although most drivers feel that they are to good of drivers and that could never happen to them. Many drivers still do this without thinking of the outcome of this foolish act. Driving and using cellphone or handheld device kills many drivers each day. Some states are making it illegal to using this device while driving.
Luckily for me, I was okay when my mom was texting while driving but it doesn’t always workout that good. So let 's get into it. About 1.3 million people die in road crashes per year. But how many of those deaths are really because of distracted driving? There are really six main examples of distracted driving being applying makeup, eating, texting, drinking, singing, and doing drugs.
For many people, their cell phones are never far from them, even while they are driving. Unfortunately, some drivers use their phones to text a friend or otherwise engage in distracted driving behavior while driving. This distracted driving behavior sometimes causes accidents, either with other drivers or even with pedestrians, which can result in serious injury or death. Currently, New York state lawmakers are looking at a law that would allow police to scan the cell phones of people who were involved in car crashes to see if cell phone distractions contributed to the crash.