Kira Johnson Eng 111-11:00 Ms. Booms December 9, 2016 Drunk Driving: Proposal The solution to resolving drunk driving is to crack down on laws already set in place and monitor repeat offenders. Drunk driving is defined as the crime of driving a vehicle with excess of alcohol is in the blood. In the current it means getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated and no reprimands are given just a slap of the wrist and a fine. In 2012 Kirk Camacho lost his youngest daughter to a drunk driver with a blood alcohol level well over the legal limit. While taking his daughters Bree and Kaley to school was struck on the side of his vehicle.
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
When teens are out late, they are more likely to explore illegal activities. Enforcing a curfew for teens who drive could decrease the rate of teen crime today. Teen curfews help control gang activity by reducing the opportunities for members to get together, which helps cut down on the violent and drugrelated crimes that are associated with gangs. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice, “A proportion of juvenile violent crimes (15%) occur during the
Legal driving age has been a constant argument as the major reason for death among teens is these accidents happening. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1678 drivers in 2014 have been reported dead aged 16 to 20 years along with some new issues like texting while driving; other mobile usages along with distracted driving (Rogers, 2015). Driving age should remain at 16 as it will make teenagers more frustrated if they wait till the age of 18 and with experience they will get better. Rising driving age will not make much difference as it will only irritate the teenagers who are willing to acquire driving license. College going students doesn’t like to depend on public transport as changing buses and trains tire them out instead having own vehicle gives
However, drunk driving accidents and deaths related to them are totally preventable. Once drunk driving can come to an end, more people will feel safer to drive everyday. Drunk driving causes thousands of deaths per year because each day, someone does not think as they step on the gas pedal. Driving while intoxicated causes problems that not only affect the victim lives, but the future of the drunk driver’s life as well. Drunk driving was the main cause in the death of one of the world 's most famous and beloved people in 1997.
According to "Gov. Bob McDonnell he says he 'll support the changes, but suggest that fines for distracted driving be compared to those for drunken and reckless driving" (Tsukayama, 2013). Texting while driving is becoming considerably more of a hazard than a DUI amongst young and adult drivers. The primary group of readers I intend to target are teenagers and young adults in the age range of 16 to 34. According to a study performed by AT&T, 43% of teens have confessed to texting while driving.
The driving age needs to be raised to the age of 18. So that people can be somewhat safe on the highways, also young people causes wrecks because, they think it’s good to show off with their friends and drinking and driving as well. That’s how most people are killed now in the world. They should raise the driving age because, at the age of 16 driving means more responsibilities. Also, to understand that there are risks involved.
Today in our fast- paced world, young people think it is a must to send a text or use a cellphone while driving. Every year our highways are introduced to new and inexperienced teenage drivers who are taking the wheel by themselves, when they become of driving age. Many do not recognize the difficulty involved in trying to drive and text or use a cell. On the other hand, some feel they have very busy schedules and texting, unfortunately while driving, is necessary to connect with others, be it loved ones or business related. Our highways are dangerous in and of themselves because of the number of vehicles and drivers on the roadways, poor roads and weather conditions, therefore adding any other distractors more than triple the dangers.
There are numerous cases that involve a person getting hurt or worse, killed, because there was a driver being distracted. Clearly, the government and lawmakers need to create stronger laws to eliminate all distractions that cause deadly car accidents which mainly involve teenagers. “People texting worries me more than people calling people because texting is more dangerous than talking on the phone because you can pay more attention to the road when talking than texting... a ninth- tenth grade boy stated, when you are on the phone you are not aware on what is going on” (Madden and Lenhart 2-3). Places that banned hand held phones are still having trouble enforcing the law because other individuals try to hide their phones and still be on them while driving. “18 states and the District of Columbia have passed the laws banning texting while driving” (Hanes 5).
Should the age limit for driving be raised for teens in america? I believe that the age limit should be raised, because I believe the driving age limit should be raised to 18, because young drivers under 18 gets involved in many car accidents and the american statistics shows that they are, also younger drivers tend to get irresponsible on the road when they get their license. young drivers under 18 get involved in many fatal crashes. First of all, they become very distracted on the road the statistics shows that younger teen mind is not fully developed, “in 2008 12% (5,864) of the drivers involved in fatal crashes (50,186) were young drivers 15 & 20 yrs old”. i have seen many times on tv or school videos where they play many scenarios one of the main one that stuck out was when the driver which is a young teen driver riding with many friends loud music playing friends talking, laughing and avoiding red lights speeding up to reach their destination and they all are trying to play on the radio changing stations here and there the driver himself distracted by his surroundings not realizing how much he have avoided which ends the