“Click it or Ticket’ is the main tool that states use to promote awareness of seat belt laws and to coordinate enforcement laws (Opposing Viewpoints).” “Click It or Ticket” has helped increase seat belt usage. “The first time someone gets pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, they have to pay a $25 fine, everytime after that, they have to pay a $50 fine. (Getting Caught without a seat belt is going to cost you)”. If someone got into a car crash and it was fatal, the driver would be charged with involuntary manslaughter. If a person got charged with involuntary manslaughter, they would go to jail for up to 16 months.
Ryan Dido’s father, Thomas Dydone, had been in the police department of Montgomery Country for about 25 years. His father concluded that the driver of the car had been inexperienced, immature and they had felt they were invincible. More than 4000 teenagers lose their lives every year in the US because of distracted driving. That is why Ray La Hood has concluded, that distracted driving has become an epidemic. He calls it an epidemic because most teenagers and young adults own telephones, and they think that they can text and drive at the same time, which they cannot.
Fifty were asked the speed of the car when it was smashed, another fifty were asked the speed of the car when it was hit, and the other fifty were asked no question regarding speed. A week later, subjects were required to answer a question about broken glass in relation to after the accident. The data collected showed that implementing the verb “smashed” into the question “about how fast were the cars going when they had ‘smashed’ each other” provided a higher probability for subjects to believe they had seen broken glass within the film in regards to other verb tenses. For example, “smashed” in an accident usually means broken glass; which provides the reasoning as to why participants believed broken glass was present. This finding provided that if students are questioned within a more complexed verb, then the answer provided will enact a more severe
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
This law changed to 21 because all states would “lose a certain percentage of federal highway dollars” (“Frequently Asked”). Not only that but the rates of excessive drinking went up, along with drunk driving. Driving alone is hard enough, especially if the person is a new driver, but add alcohol and there is a very deadly mix. Being able to legally drink at the age of “21 decreased the number of fatal traffic accidents for 18- to 20-year-olds by 13% and saved approximately 27,052 lives from 1975-2008” (“Should the Drinking Age”). Since there have been less drunk driving accidents when the minimum age for drinking changed to 21, it is a safer environment if the drinking age is left at 21 instead of being
A great number of young lives are tragically cut short every year, in one of the leading causes of death in the world: car accidents. Soon after obtaining their permit at just sixteen, a large amount of those teens end up making a fatal mistake while driving and lose their lives. America, understandably concerned with the death rate, has since implemented stricter laws regarding obtaining a driver’s licence, and is considering raising the minimum driving age. Throughout time, young age has always been correlated with recklessness and carelessness, and it is rational to assume such a stance on such a dangerous issue as car accidents. In order to increase safety and reduce death, it would be prudent to raise the minimum driving age.
The numbers are not pretty when it comes to statistics about teenage driving. The statistics and facts about teenage driving would say about them otherwise. The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. This is a serious matter and shows that just by being a teenage driver, that they are not twice as likely, but three times more likely to be involved in a not just a regular car accident but a fatal car accident.
Many legislations are limiting the number of passengers teens can carry in the car at a time or excluding them from being able to take late night drives. Many of these rules have already been imposed in Nebraska has implemented in their three stage process. Some states such as New Jersey have completely eliminated the chance of 16 year olds driving without a parent (New York Times, 3). Most states have focused their state representatives on giving teens more driving experience before granting them unrestricted licenses. The new brain research suggests that maturity in a 17 or 18 year old driver is considered safer than a new 16 year old driver due to the fact that, Scientists at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., have found that this vital area develops through the teenage years and isn't fully mature until age 25.Even some teens are acknowledging that 16-year-olds are generally not ready to face the life-threatening risks that drivers can encounter behind the
Without drivers using handhelds while driving, there would be fewer crashes, people would follow the speed limit, and less people would drive recklessly. With an overall ban on cell phones driving would be overall safer. What action on a drivers handheld is worth their life? Cell phone use while driving causes 1.6 million crashes per year. The average text takes up to five seconds of a driver’s attention away from the road.
Reading the statistics about the amount of crashes, injuries, and deaths that occur daily and annually really surprised me. When you get in a vehicle, you 're responsible for anything that might happen while you are driving. You might not always be able to prevent other cars crashing onto you, but you should do what you can to prevent becoming the irresponsible driver. People should learn and be reminded to drive responsibly and carefully so that they do their part in decreasing the number of crashes. Some of the statistics that surprised me were the ones concerning teens.
“There are also arguments that young people shouldn 't be in a rush to drink--waiting three more years isn 't much of an inconvenience-and of course, the safety factor” (“Lowering Drinking Age Limit to 18”). Many who are against the whole idea of changing the drinking age to eighteen often have the arguments such as the safety of their loved ones and others. A statistic says that 25,000 lives have been saved because of the drinking age being twenty-one and it continues to prevent tragedies while car crashes are being decreased by 16%. (“Lowering Drinking Age Limit to 18”) Many car crashes are due to drunk driving, and having young adults at the age of eighteen allowed to buy and drink alcohol can lead to new drivers making wrong decisions on the road. Being eighteen is a privilege, and most take advantage of that.
So many 22 year olds die due to over alcoholic consumption, so lowering the MLDA would be irresponsible to increase the chance of more fatalities. According to Cdc.gov “excessive drinking contributes to more than 4,300 deaths among people below 21 in the US each year”. Lowering the LACA (Legal Alcohol Consumption Age) would just increase that
Driving at 16 allows parents to oversee young drivers before they are legally independent adults. Lawmakers may think by raising the minimum driving age that they can minimize accidents, but in actuality, they are depriving teens the chance to learn under adult supervision. If the driving age were raised to 18, kids would be out on their own and learning to drive on their own. At 16, teens are still covered by their parents ' insurance driving closer to home, which offers more support should they get in an accident. Before teens leave home, parents can be sure they have a solid driving history that they can be comfortable with while gaining valuable experience.
In the everyone was eligble to vote because immigrants had driver’s licenses.By having this law or rule implemented to vote, the undocumented immigrants won’t have a chance to even vote which they genuinely might want to. Not only is this going to leave one less vote, but there are a million undocumented immigrants so by having this we are missing that many votes. This will leave the party who doesn’t like immigrants more chance to win since undocumented immigrants can’t vote and elect the candidate who will want change and will reform this law. The DMV also states the requirements it needs in order for you to vote “Many state agencies provide voter registration services. as long as you are also conducting DMV business, such as: Applying for a new driver’s license or ID card.