In today’s society, distracted driving is a major issue, one we have been struggling with since the invention of cell phones. In 2013 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted driving in the US. While many methods have been used to try and stop distracted driving, people are still in search of the best way to go about it. Many believe that we will get the best results by distributing PSAs, or Public Service Announcements, across the nation through different forms of media. They believe that, by showing people the facts, they will become more educated on the dangers of distracted driving and cease to do so.
Damage Done By Distracted Drivers Did you know “ 1 out of every 4 car accident in the United States every day is caused by texting and driving resulting in nearly 330,33 injuries occurring each year” (schumaker,1)? Texting and driving puts many at risk besides the driver being distracted by a cellular device. Texting is the act of composing, sending, reading a text message, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motorized vehicle. Texting and driving is a growing problem that is only going to increase if we don 't do anything about it. So many lives have been taken over this careless act let 's work together stop if not decrease that number.
Even when drivers are totally focused on their driving, accidents can happen. So what can happen if drivers are not totally focused? According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 6,000 deaths, over 500,000
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.
Although many people text and drive, many of them can text and drive without getting in an accident due to the advancement in technology. I am writing an essay to show how I feel about a law on texting and driving, I believe there should be a law. People are killed everyday, many people do not realize how much it distracts you, and it causes many issues between people, these are the reason why there should be a law on texting while driving in South Carolina.
Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to take thousands of deaths each year. Too many innocent lives been lost to drunk driving. A death from drunk driving does not only affect the victim but it affects everyone around them such as family and friends. One night, one drink, one mistake is all it takes for drunk driving to take its toll. There are many solutions to prevent drunk driving, but they will only work if we put them into play.
Every day in the U.S., approximately one out of ten people are killed by distracting drivers, in fact, roughly one-thousand five hundred are injured in some way in crashes by these irresponsible distracted drivers. As a result of the increasing use of technology, the distracted driver is also multiplying. Furthermore, these drivers are putting themselves in danger, they 're putting passengers in their car as well as other drivers on the road in danger. Using a smartphone while driving uses a significant amount of multitasking, however, only 2% of people are adequate enough to successfully multitask. Drivers have a slower response or reaction time because of impaired decision-making and driving performance.
According to the NHTSA $26,000 people lost their lives within the first nine months of 2015, due to traffic fatalities, this number increased 9.3 % from 2014 (2015). Drivers make the wrong decisions consistently throughout the period in which they drive. Drinking and driving is the main culprit, law enforcement continually allows repeat offenders on the road after an arrest for DUI. That 's why I pose the question “How significant is your family to you?” We need to take a stand and ask policy makers to help drivers, and pedestrians in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania maintain the safety for all. I propose the retesting for the driver’s permit and driving test every five years.
So help keep drunk drivers off the roads. In the essay “Drunk Driving-the dangers” the author stated, “Alcohol-related accidents are so prevalent, an estimated 40 percent of all persons in the United States will be involved in a traffic mishap blamed on alcohol at some point in their lives.” If you are a drunk driver you should be driving a vehicle.
Most people don 't expect to be involved in a car crash, but it probably didn 't cross these teens ' minds that day that they would die from a car crash. They may have been the ones responsible or only a victim, but their families had to live with the consequences. Also from cdc.gov, was that eight people are killed and more than 1,000 inured in car crashes everyday; it 's just one day that these alarming numbers of deaths and injuries occur. For many crashes, distractions are what cause these crashes to happen in the first places. Many drivers are distracted with items like their cellphones, other passengers, or music that they listen to.