• Motorcycles account for just 3% of the vehicles on American roads, yet motorcyclists account for 18% of all passenger fatalities. • Of the people killed in motorcycle accidents, 94% are riders and 6% were passengers. • Motorcyclists are 26% more likely to die in road accidents than operators of other vehicles. • In one third of all crashes involving motorcycles and other vehicles, the drivers of the four wheeler automobiles are at fault. Motorcyclists have an equal right to share the road with other vehicle operators.
In 2013, thirty one percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. were caused by drunk driving. The people most effected are children, teenagers, senior citizens, and motorcyclists. Seventeen percent of traffic-related deaths in children from birth to fourteen years of age involved a drunk driver. Young people with any level of blood alcohol concentration are more likely to be involved in crashes than adults(“Impaired Driving”). It was found in spring of 2008 that there were two million three-time and four hundred thousand five-time drunk driving offenders.
December 16, 2016 - Period 8 Jake Silver Driving Toward Vaccination Since personal automobiles became common, car collisions have been a reality. Not including the 50 million people injured annually, there are 1.3 million global fatalities every year resulting from preventable car accidents. The United States federal government has blamed everything from the laws to the vehicles themselves – even simple chance. Studies proved these accusations incorrect. In fact, a major factor contributing to modern collisions is actually the driver's lack of driving knowledge.
Doesn 't this say something about these drunk driving offenders? Being injured by a drunk driver is horrible, but this terrible crime even causes death. In 2012, there were two hundred and twenty-three traffic deaths due to drunk driving. one out of three traffic deaths are due to drunk driving, and every fifty three minutes on average, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash (Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2014). Now, were not just talking about injuries, this is death.
Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, On average 3287 death 's a day. The problem about the minimum age for issuing a driver 's license is increasing day by day due to the growing amount of automobile accidents.Young drivers, as well as adult ones, can cause many fatal accidents; therefore, lawmakers should raise the age of legal drivers considering the risks and dangers of issuing a license that 's a young and immature age. Earning a driver 's license is one of the most important steps in a teenagers life, however, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death in people aged 16 to 20. Reports show that the number of 16 to 18-year-old crashes are 10 times the number of adults crashes. With an 18-year-old behind the wheel, accidents are more likely to occur; in addition, with so much new technology in today 's society, there are more distractions on the road than ever before.
Injuries are something that is preventable. It is reported that a road injury category supplies about 1.3 million people in 2015 according to WHO – which listed itself as one of the Top 10 causes of death globally1. Injuries can further be divided into unintentional and intentional. Unintentional injuries are mainly due to unplanned or unforeseen injuries but most importantly without any intention to do so. It usually occurs in a short period of time within seconds or minutes.
This way, we can take the irresponsible drivers off the road; saving lives, repairs, time and money. Implementing this law would save the lives of thousands including both drivers and innocent bystanders. The Association for safe international road travel say that “Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day and an additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.” Over 40% of those are caused by impaired drivers. They are putting both their own lives and lives of others at
Today in the world, car accidents is the leading cause of injury and takes up the ninth cause of death globally. Deaths occur because of car accidents at an average of 1,200,000 people annually and injuries occur at an average of 50,000,000 (Population Reference Bureau, 2015). Past records show that, in 2012, the world’s death count was 55,300,000 people of which, car accidents took 2.27% that is 1,254,526 deaths. In 2013, there was an estimate of 5,419,000 car accidents (WHO, 2014). Over the years, statistics have shown that every 12 minutes a fatal car crash injury occurs (Concolle & Hollawell, 2015).