In addition, recent studies have shown that human drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident in comparison to driverless cars. Cars of Tomorrow-Still Not Flying states; “Google has had a fleet of driverless cars since 2009, and they’ve driven over a half a million miles without a crash. Human drivers get in an accident about every half a million miles on average in the United States, so either the Google cars are due, or they’re going to out-drive humans yet again.” This explains that in recent humans are more accident prone and get into accidents more frequently. Not to mention the fact that amongst humans driverless cars could ultimately end up saving lives. Fischer who was interviewed at the New York International Auto Show tells CNN Money Watch, that by looking towards new crash mitigation technology it will worn the driver if an accident is about to occur.
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.
Seat belts do more good than they do harm, and it is illegal to drive without wearing one. Seat belts do more good than they do harm. “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 15,000 lives are saved each year, because drivers and their passengers were wearing seatbelts when they were in an accident (Opposing Viewpoints)”. If passengers had not been wearing a seatbelt when they got into an accident they
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.
Seat Belt Laws Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for people ages 1-54 in the United States every year. Seat belts are the most effective way to prevent some of these deaths. With that being said, primary seat belt laws should be recognized and made illegal not to wear a seatbelt when riding in a car in all 50 states. While wearing a seat belt, injuries and fatalities are less likely to occur in an accident. Too many people disregard the risks they are taking when they choose not to wear a seatbelt in a car.
Distracted driving is one of the biggest epidemic in the world today. What causes the problem is almost everyone who drives having access to a phone or some type of device in their car. Cars today are starting to be fitted with touch screens, which when people use they don’t necessarily see it as a distraction. Answering a call, texting someone, or even changing a song are all forms of distracted driving. “At any given time throughout the day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile.” (“Texting and Driving Accident Statistics”, n.d).
Self-driving cars could be the new society-shifting invention in the future. While there are many pros and cons for this new driverless car, I believe that the pros overweights the cons. Therefore, I do support the use of this technology in our community. Although self-driving cars are going to be sharing the road with regular cars, making things more dangerous and combing the fact that the technology still has improvements to be made, the self-driving car will eventually be safer, will help to ease traffic congestion, and will provide reliable transportation to those who can not drive a normal car. According to the article, "PRO/CON: Self-driving cars could take over the road in the near future article", if the community use self-driving
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
Three proposed options could be utilized to combat this overwhelming obstacle. One solution would be to implement driverless cars on the road. Autonomous cars could reduce the human error associated with driving. Also, allowing the car to drive itself would give the driver opportunities to complete tasks of their own such as reading, working, sleeping, or texting. Like a robotic butler, autonomous cars could become modern day chauffeurs without the need for payment.
In the U.S, on average in 2012, 92 people were killed on the roadways everyday, in 30.800 fatal accidents and crashes during the year. There are plenty of other disadvantages for example that cars nowadays are too expensive and not everyone could afford buying a car, and that cars are a main factor of pollution in many cities especially in USA. Cars also cause jams during rush hours therefore people are late to wherever they are going and coming from so If using a bicycle or public transportation such as underground you will reach your destination faster even in the rush hours. Also more fuel and fossil are consumed as more
Robert Peterson’s article, “Will Self Driving Cars Be Good for America?” (2016), asserts that Americans are ready for autonomous cars, and that self-driving cars have many advantages over their counterparts. Peterson first develops his claim by stating that Americans have used autonomous travel ever since horses pulled buggies, and that autonomous travel is not new, it is just better; Peterson then supports his claim by presenting a statistic which states that roughly 32,000 people die each year from vehicular accidents and 93-95% of them are caused by human error, Peterson advocates that self-driving cars would decrease the number of fatalities from such accidents, as the technology of the vehicles would work to avoid these tragedies, and