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.
Finally a Cognitive distraction is when their mind is wandering off and not paying any attention to the road, like they are spaced out. According to the article It Still Works they say that “According to Distracted Driving.gov, more than 3,000 people were killed in accidents involving a distracted driver in 2010; another 416,000 were injured.” This shows that in one year at least more than 3,000 people died from accidents, from distracted driving that is more than the whole Konawaena Middle School plus the High School Students. There are also people that can get involved in distracted driving like the person that got crashed and got injured or passed away, which can affect the family of that person or it could be the person that crashed that passed away.
Facts How Big Is The Problem? FATALITIES: In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver; 3,360 were killed in 2011. MAJOR/MINOR INJURIES: An additional, 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, a 9% increase from the 387,000 people injured in 2011. In 2011, nearly one in five crashes (17%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving.
“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.”
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.
“Racial profiling is a highly salient issue in black communities” (Wilkins and Williams, 2008, pg. 654). Consequently, police officers racial profiling has diminished the relationship with minorities and “communities in the coproduction of public safety and order” (Wilkins and Williams, 2008, pg. 655). In their study, Wilkins and Williams (2008) found that for each month in 2000, the data yield a sample size of 96 in the difference between the percentage of stops in the division consisting a black driver and the percentage of the black driving-age population (pg. 658). For example, in May 2000, the data yield 7% of the vehicle stops in the Northern division involved black drivers, while only 1% of the driving-eligible population in that division was black, in which producing a racial disparity measure of 6% for that month (pg. 658). Based on the finding, Wilkins and Williams determined that the structure and processes of an organization can affect the representation provided by the bureaucrats working there.
Are these observed racial differences in opinion related to actual racial differences in contact with the police? This question is addressed the next section. Direct contact with the police Respondents were asked how many times they had been stopped and questioned by the police while driving in a car or walking or standing in a public space in the past two years. The results suggest that a third of the black respondents (34%) have been stopped by the police in the past two years, compared to 28% of whites and 22% of Chinese respondents. Blacks are especially likely to experience multiple police stops.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 to 25 year olds, and alcohol and/or drug impairment is a factor in 55% of those crashes. Males: Account for 87% of the young fatally injured drinking drivers and 89% of the seriously injured drinking drivers. Young drinking drivers are most likely to be killed or injured in the summer (32.4% and 40.8% respectively) and least likely to be killed or injured in the winter (8% and 11.4% respectively). Weekend:
Drunk Driving : Don 't Become A Statistic Drunk driving is the act of operating or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills of the driver are impaired. Driving Under the Influence (DUI), also known as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is illegal and is considered as a serious crime in many countries. However the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for arresting a person may vary in different countries. A study stated that almost thirty two percent of the fatal car accidents involve a person driving under influence or an intoxicated pedestrian.
Driver fatigue Studies conducted by the European Transport Safety Council highlight that fatigue contributes to approximately 10% to 20% of road crashes (Zheng Wang,). Similarly Horne and Reyner (1995) report that approximately 20% of worldwide motor vehicle accidents on motor-ways and other monotonous roads are caused by drivers falling asleep behind the wheel due to fatigue. However significant awareness must focus on the fact that fatigue causes problems for driving performance well before the driver actually falls asleep meaning that “one of the major challenges in addressing the impact of driving fatigue is the difficulty in detecting fatigue and issuing a warning, particularly when fatigue is likely to increase the incidence of crashes”
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
Furthermore, half of the tort trials are resulted from automobile accidents and plaintiffs won half the time. There are many types of accidents, however personal injury occur due to the negligence of the injurer. Depending on the damages the injurer may be held liable, the injured has the right to apply for compensation.
1P- Opening- Imagine, you have just woken up and you are holding a cup of coffee, you walk to the back of your apartment into your patio garden, and what do you see in the distance? A mountain, but not one made of earth, but one of trash. Over the last few months living here, this problem has been growing, the bin seems to fill up quickly, and sometimes gets so full the lid on top cannot close. When this happens, residents become confused on what to do with their trash and recycling, and often they begin putting waste into the recycling bin, or leave it on the ground.