Speed limits also help with people around knowing what is going on . There can be kids at play and a car speeding can hit them. It lets the parents know about what is going on around. The person driving to fast can miss there turn .Or a person driving to fast and hurry up and turns can rec into a house.
There are many ways you can speed. One of these is exceeding the posted speed limit. Perhaps your car can "easily" handle the road at speeds higher than the posted limit. However, it only seems that way when nothing goes wrong. If a car suddenly makes a turn in front of you, you'll have less time to react, your brakes will require more distance to drop your speed, and your steering is less nimble. Exceeding the speed limit leaves you with little safety margin to spare.
Our screens today can help us achieve tasks that would seem impossible. With just a few clicks, we can see relatives half way across the world, or we can entertain ourselves with downloaded movies or play games on the countless amount of applications their are available on the app store. However too much screen time can lead to a society described like the one in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Where they have too much technology so they just stare at their televisions all day long. In reality however, Bradbury 's feared society, is coming closer to a reality.
Thousands of people die each year from auto accidents. Many deaths caused by speeding leave families devastated. “Speeding accidents about as popular as drinking and driving accidents” (Boyles). Speed limits is supposedly what keeps us safe while out on the road. Many people think that they do not need to follow the speed limit signs. An opinion would be that speed limits should stay the same speed or even go down. Teenagers seem to like the high speeds. Teenagers are the ones who are most likely to be the ones speeding in today’s society because they think it is “cool” to speed. In today's world, some vehicles can not travel at high speed rates. No matter how old there are people feel the urge to not obey the roadway laws, which therefore kills thousand of people each year. Many factors go into the dangers of speeding including vehicles not being able to handle the high speeds, driver's reaction time,
Gregg Easterbrook, a fellow of the Brookings Institution and LA Times contributor, argues in his article, “Road Kill,” that deaths on the highway roads in America is a large and ignored problem. Easterbrook argues that the cause of the deaths can be linked to horsepower and cell phone usage. The author also writes the problem is ignored, because of moral differences and the feeling that the crashes can’t be prevented. Easterbrook also writes that the fatalities are not just limited to the drivers on the road. The author writes about the increased number of fatalities of pedestrians when crossing the streets, which further adds to the argument that the problem needs to be adressed and not ignored like it currently is (1-2).
Driving can be frustrating. It doesn 't matter when, where, or what but its frustrating. An issue that needs to be addressed is Arizona drivers who drive slow in the fast lane. Little do they know this adds extra danger as well as frustration to the equation. Slow drivers are way to common. Some people at some point have had a run in with a slow driver. Even though driving slowly is not a crime, it frustrates us. The reason this paper is being written is not to bag on slow drivers, but to make slow drivers who specifically drive slow in the fast lane about the danger that them doing this can cause. I understand that some people might think, "what 's the problem
I would like to start off by asking a question. How many of you have driven a car over the speed limit on the freeway? Ok and out of those hands how many of you have been pulled over or involved in some type of vehicle accident? As a guy who is very interested in racing cars I have spent a huge chunk of my time to research that increasing speed limit for safety is valid I hope today to persuade you on why the United States should increase the speed limits on freeways not just to have the cops back off a little but to reduce accidents that happen on freeways. Today I will talk about the complications of such low speed limits and why higher is better,
According to the Toronto star, the number one complaint of drivers is speeding. This dangerous action causes the drivers to have a poor reaction time, the driver might not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision. Whereas if the driver is following the legal speed limit, he may be able to stop before causing an accident. Speeding does not only endanger the lives of drivers, it also puts the lives of pedestrians in danger. The Toronto
According to an article, Effectiveness Of Speed Cameras In Preventing Road Traffic Collisions And Related Casualties: Systematic Review written by Pilkington & Kinra (2005) around the world every year approximately 1.2 million people die because of road related incident and up to 50 million people are injured or become disabled because of traffic collisions. It is estimated in a study done in the peer review journal by Pilkington & Kinra (2005) that road traffic collisions would move from the ninth place to the third in relation to the amount of deaths that occur per year as the years goes by. According to the article speed cameras are increasingly used to aid in the reduction of traffic speeds in belief that it may reduce road collision that has been happening and may occur. In another study that was done in the same article it stated that after the induction of speed cameras it was found that road collision was reduced by a 17 percent
In our society driving provide us the freedom to travel anywhere we like. Based on our mental and physical result the department of motor vehicle issues a license to us to drive a vehicle. If the driver cannot maintain the requirement of the law, he or she might lose the license. If a driver unable to slow down or form poor decisions cannot merge, passing, change lanes or turn left or right, perform
Growing up, I remember the exciting feeling of being able to drive. For me it was a sign of independence. What I didn 't know was that it could easily become a nightmare waiting to happen. Over the last few years the use and need for cellphones has grown steadily. We need them to stay in contact with our love ones, for business, for directions etc. Texting and driving is one of the biggest issues in the United States. Drivers are endangering the lives of themselves and others. Which is why I believe that stricter laws should be created and enforced. I believe reducing the amount of fatalities and accidents rest solely on stricter enforcement of laws. For instance enforcing stricter laws for gun control
There are many different causes and effects of speeding, most of them which are negative. Speeding can not only effect you, but everyone around you. All of these effects can easily be avoided by not speeding no matter the reasons of what caused you to
The United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Management performed a study of 22 states and over 100 places/locations before and after speed limits were changed. The study involved a long-term approach on 14 of the places/locations. The study found that lowering the speed limit as much as 20 miles per hour and increasing it as much as 15 miles per hour has little effect on speed. The findings were also that when the speed limit is below the 50 percentile, that is 50 out of 100 driver 's speed 's, it did not decrease the speed of people or decrease bad crashes. but it didn 't increase the number of speeding violations. The problems caused by speed limits on the highways can not only be solved by looking at the many mistakes in thinking that people have about speed but by looking at the many advantages of no speed limits on
According to Edgar Snyder and Associations in 2017, 10% of the ages 15-19 were involved in a fatal crash at the time of the crash.
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.