Teen Speeding

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Speeding and Teen Fatalities Speeding is becoming an increasingly large problems among teenage drivers. from 2000 to 2011 accidents caused by speeding increased from thirty to thirty three percent.The leading cause of death in teenagers is automobile accidents. (NHTSA) Seventy five percent of teen drivers crash due to critical errors like going to fast for road conditions. Speeding is a primary cause in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Speeding is becoming a major issue in all age groups not just teens. From 2000 to 2011 the cause of car accidents in teenagers increased from thirty percent to thirty five percent.(GHSA). That is an alarming statistic, but at…show more content…
Such errors like driving too fast for conditions,lack of scanning that is needed to detect and respond to hazards,and,being distracted by something inside or outside of the vehicle. Cutting out those critical errors could theoretically could decrease the number of teen driving accidents by seventyfive percent. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, speeding is the cause for one out of every three fatal car accidents involving teenage drivers. Automated speed cameras could be the solution to the rapidly growing speeding problem.A recent study has indicated that in Washington D.C., a community where speed cameras have been in place for over a decade, about 70 percent of drivers support them(GHSA). I think more communities should try this technolgies since it seems to be working in D.C. Teenage speeding is become an increasing issue. The percentage of car accident involving teenage drivers has went up from thirty percent to thirtythree percent in the time frame from 2000 -2011. Also, seventyfive percent of crashes by teen drivers are caused by critical errors. Speeding is also the main cause of a third of fatal teen accidents. Stop speeding and drive
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