While some may walk away with a small scratch on their car, some may end up with a totaled car and serious injuries. There are many factors that can lead to a fatal car accident, some of which are- distracted driving, speeding and car malfunction. One of the leading causes of car accidents
This illustrates the societal ill of “Highway: Michigan”. Theodore Roethke’s “Highway: Michigan” illustrates a heavy traffic scene which results in a deadly crash. It shows a societal ill in the way that cars control people’s lives. Theodore says that the only escape is death, which occurs in the crash. His purpose for writing the poem was to expose this societal ill and to have people think about this issue.
Many distractions are cause on the road; however texting while driving is one of the most dangerous distractions that can happen on the road. Just from taking their eyes of the road for a few seconds people can cause many deathly car crashes and accidents while texting messaging, Although texting and driving can also cause many serious injuries to someon love one, they can either bleed to death or have a concoction. Texting and driving can leave little kids without their parents. Therefore people should not text and drive because they can affected someone live forever without even knowing they
Does your parent or older sibling that can drive, focus on the road or no? Many people think that distracted driving is not that bad of a problem, but it is worse than people think. Distracted driving means that a person is doing something that is getting their attention off the road. According to the article NHTSA in 2015 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 people were injured, just from distracted driving. That is like 300 more people died in 2015 then in 2014.
Cars have been regulated greatly since 1921 and the death toll has gone down to 95 percent for every 100 million miles driven, if we regulate guns the way we do with cars the death toll could also go down greatly and we wouldn't have to worry about these shootings happening. Additionally, we can also have tighter gun laws to help reduce gun violence. According to Nicolas Kristoff in "How to Reduce Shootings", tightening gun laws would
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
INTRODUCTION/HISTORY 33561, that is the number of road related fatalities that have occurred in the United States in the year 2012 alone. This number pales in comparison to that of China’s, its numbers coming in at a chilling 275983 fatalities. The worldwide trend of road fatalities is growing at an extremely rapid rate, this places pressure on companies and governments to come up with a solution to slow down the rate of fatalities and potentially even one day end all road fatalities. Ask any person and they would most likely tell you the reason behind such high numbers of road accidents is simply: bad drivers. These people are not wrong, humans are not perfect creatures, putting us in a fast moving object is bound to cause problems sooner or later.
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.
So not only does slow driving in the fast lane affect the flow of traffic, but it can affect entire rush hour traffic as well. As we know, 1.3 million people die in car crashes a year. And the real problem that causes these horrific accidents is the difference in speed rather than speed itself. As you have probably experienced, while some folks on the highway may go fast than the
Eisenhower cites four main pieces of evidence. He first cites the unfortunately high number of fatalities and injuries on the current highways. Eisenhower argues that the more than thirty six thousand wounded and more than one million injured highway users put a high financial burden not only on the individual family who faces tragedy, but also on the nation. In Eisenhower 's report, he states, “But reliable estimates place the measurable economic cost of the highway accident toll to the Nation at more than $4.3 billion a year.” With this information, Eisenhower shows that with an updated highway system, accidents, and thus costs, could be cut considerably. Next, Eisenhower cites the poor condition of the current highways.
Without fracking, the price of gas would have a drastic raise from $3.25 to $11 per gallon, so consumers would have to pay about $130 or more to refill their gas tank. Fracking has a bad reputation of polluting the environment that we live in. The government should allow hydraulic fracking to continue only if fracking companies agree to the following. Transporting fuel from foreign countries require a lot of money, the government should spend the money on better things like paying people to work of public projects. David Morris, PhD, Vice President of the institute for Local Self-Reliance states that the expenditures for our transportation fleets are about hundreds of billions of dollars.
Are they active? What else is the government doing to stop this escalating problem? According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) “325 other distracted driving victims who have died since 2010; the number of people these irresponsible drivers have had a profound and devastating impact on is in the thousands”. OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair states that. The youngest age group, those aged 16 to 19, had an impaired driving rate per 100,000 licensed drivers slightly lower than that for 25- to 34-year-olds and about 40% lower than the rate for 20- to 24-year-olds.
Conservative estimates by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy show that legalization will save the state $40 million per year by no longer administering marijuana laws (Drug Policy Alliance). In a time when American cities like Detroit are filing for bankruptcy, and state governments continually struggle to balance their budgets, Colorado has seen massive positive change by bringing this once underground market into the
This increases the chances of a sideswipe accident. Another issue is when the other vehicles move away from the motorcycle to avoid an accident and they hit another vehicle head-on. Because of the circumstances involved in lane splitting, multiple vehicles could end up involved in the accident resulting in major injuries. Even if the motorcycle rider moves alongside vehicles that are stopped at a traffic light, the rider could hit the side mirror on a vehicle or lose control due to road conditions. If a driver opens a door for some reasons, the motorcycle rider could hit it and be knocked of the motorcycle.