Speeding is the act or practice of exceeding the speed limit. Speeding is very dangerous. It is not only dangerous for us, but for those around us. Injury Facts, 2012 Edition tells us that thirty-two percent of motor vehicle fatalities involve speeding. That is such a large percentage that can easily be decreased if everyone, including myself, would stop speeding. The major dangers of speeding include the environmental aspect, driving too fast for road conditions, and speeding kills.
Traveling 35 miles per hour with their favorite music playing through the speakers, sipping Starbucks on their way to school, yep that is average teenage driving or is it? There is practically a stereotype for everything nowadays, but what exactly is a stereotype? A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person group or thing. While a misconception is a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding. So did stereotypes appear out of thin air, no there are stereotypes because people out of human nature will see a certain person and socially categorize them with the group they are part of, to help people identify them. While misconceptions are formed because of incorrect views based on untruths that give people a
Despite living in the suburbs of a city built around the car, I have neither a driver’s license nor a car - despite being well above the minimum age of sixteen in my state. I often look with jealousness at my friends who drive themselves to and from school, having received their driver’s licenses on their sixteenth birthdays. With some of my friends, and teenagers in general, getting into trouble for using their newfound driving privileges irresponsibly, some people have argued that, to prevent the damage caused by those irresponsible drivers, the driving age should be raised to eighteen. However, raising the driving age would fail to improve safety and deny teens and parents the benefits of driving.
Injury is the single biggest killer of Australian youth; more than all other causes combined.(1) The topic of this report will be to research the effectiveness of the current laws regarding the graduated licence system, focusing on 16-24 year old drivers and the measures that must be taken, to counteract and eliminate the effects that immaturity and inexperience
Recently Researchers discovered that 35% of accident in Canada caused by texting during driving. In this century the texting and driving is a major problem for teenagers and adult, that causes injuries and death. People who are busy managing their social life mostly they had forgotten that they are operating motor vehicles and little distraction can lead them to lose their lives and others. To help solve this major issue we need to descried people why its important to solve and what can have happened if don’t solve this issue. That issue lead us to other question that what is negatively thing effecting teenager and adult to text during drive. In addition, we had to find solution to stop people texting during driving. Diver engaged in texting on cellular phone are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crashed or near crash even compared with non-distracted drivers. (Virgina tech transportation institute,2010.)
The number one cause of adolescent deaths is due to car crashes, with adolescents being in the majority, at fault. Decades of law reform efforts have led to mandatory seatbelt laws, an increased legal drinking age, and graduated-driver-licensing systems (Hamilton, V. E. (2014). Adolescents receive their drivers’ license at a much younger age than their counterparts in other countries, making driving the greatest health threat among adolescents in the U.S. Despite decades of law reform efforts that have led to mandatory seatbelt laws, an increase in the legal drinking age, and graduated-driver-licensing systems this still doesn’t seem to be enough to reduce the percentage of fatalities caused by adolescent drivers involved in fatal car crashes
This article addresses how adolescent drivers are involved in most accidents caused by distracted driving. The article also explains the causes, consequences and statistics related to auto accidents caused by adolescent drivers. Ultimately, this article explains how implementing a trauma prevention program in high schools to adolescents can reduce auto accidents caused by distracted drivers in the adolescent age group. Ruth Adeola is Program Coordinator for the Center of Prevention and Policy at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She also holds a Master’s of Science degree and a Certification as a Registered Nurse. The positions Ruth Adeola holds as well as her educational background not only gives this article credibility, it also
Imagine driving the entire length of a football field at a speed of 55 miles per hour with your eyes closed. That is the equivalent of sending or reading a text that takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. While it may seem very minor to take your focus off of the road for only a matter of seconds, the consequences of distracted driving can result in devastating injuries or possibly even death. Distracted driving can range anywhere from texting, eating, putting on makeup, or even daydreaming. When a person is distracted while driving, it can not only harm themself, it also puts the other people in the car and other vehicles and pedestrians around them in danger. According to the article Distracted Driving, in 2015 alone 37,461 lives were
Did you know that vehicle accidents are the number one leading cause of death for teenagers? It all comes down to distracted driving. Young adults and teens are the most likely out of all age groups to text while driving. Texting and driving is a very dangerous problem. Every day in the united states there are on average nine people killed and one thousand one hundred fifty-three injured due to texting and driving. So why do people people put themselves in the dangerous situation of texting and driving?(Centers for disease control and prevention.)
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,
Picture 15 and a half year olds sitting in a lobby waiting to take a test to get their temps. They get their temps, walk out, and post it on every social media they have. They can 't wait to tell everyone in person. Now take that and add two years to it. If the minimum driving age is raised these teens will have to wait longer to get their temps. Not only will they have to wait longer, but they will not get the taste of freedom or adulthood most people want. The minimum driving age should stay 16 because drivers are more responsible, have more freedom and its easier on parents.
“Donovan Tessmer was about to start his senior year of high school. While out with friends, the teen’s girlfriend was speeding, lost control and hit a tree. Donovan wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He was ejected and killed instantly” (CBS). Donovan was probably a nice kid, but wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and now is make it tough on kids getting their license. Now people are think about raising the driving age to 18, but that won’t help. Raising the driving age just because of idiotic decisions made by teens. They should enforce the laws and making them stricter and safer.
“Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14” (Asirt, 2016). Rising the age on driving is important, because the age play an important role in driving. Many people consider that driving at young age will have more accidents. Also, drivers should have high skills in driving, and how they can avoid accidents in many cases. Some teenagers get excited about driving, and they get the license quickly without performing. However, it is argued driving age should not be raised because it takes the teenagers freedom away, and it is unimportant to drive in a specific age, everyone should have enough skills to drive without having difficulties.
to get behind the wheel of a car and drive without parents. The problem with this is many teenagers take advantage of that privilege and become reckless drivers. The government has put laws in place which prevents teenagers from driving alone for the first year and keeps laws in place so teenagers can’t abuse there laws. Meanwhile, many adults still argue the safety on the road even with restrictions in place. These laws are here to keep everyone on the road safe not only the new drivers. The teenage driving age should not be raised because of the safety and emotional health it provides.
Our lives are unbelievably valuable so we should do everything rational to avoid deaths. Nowadays, teenagers are specifically dangerous due to their recklessness and they are the ones that are more likely to commit car accidents. Delaying when they get their driver’s license, the roads will be more secure. If the age of driving is increased, the amount of car crashes will decrease. For instance, teens think that they’re fearless, which is why they take silly risks unlike mature drivers. Most teenagers think that being able to control the car while speeding means that they drive well. Increasing the driving age will significantly condense car accidents. While some people say teenagers can develop independence, the driving age should be raised to 21 because the level of obesity is high, teenagers are immature, and car accidents are increasing rapidly.