Without drivers using handhelds while driving, there would be fewer crashes, people would follow the speed limit, and less people would drive recklessly. 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. However, people do not know that the majority of accidents today, are caused by being on the phone while they are driving.
This is a serious matter and shows that just by being a teenage driver, that they are not twice as likely, but three times more likely to be involved in a not just a regular car accident but a fatal car accident. 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. Ryan Dido’s father, Thomas Dydone, had been in the police department of Montgomery Country for about 25 years.
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.