• 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.
INTRODUCTION/HISTORY 33561, that is the number of road related fatalities that have occurred in the United States in the year 2012 alone. This number pales in comparison to that of China’s, its numbers coming in at a chilling 275983 fatalities. The worldwide trend of road fatalities is growing at an extremely rapid rate, this places pressure on companies and governments to come up with a solution to slow down the rate of fatalities and potentially even one day end all road fatalities. Ask any person and they would most likely tell you the reason behind such high numbers of road accidents is simply: bad drivers. These people are not wrong, humans are not perfect creatures, putting us in a fast moving object is bound to cause problems sooner or later.
This is mainly attributed to the fact that ninety per cent of current road accidents come as a result of human errors such as drunken driving and obstruction (Keating, 2015). In fact, reports indicate that road accidents accounted for 32,675 deaths in
Ten of them died in car wrecks” (27). This resembles of society, especially in recent years. Car accidents are the top killer of those ages 16-19. More recently, though, we have seen this idea of kids killing kids. School shootings over the past 25 year have taken countless lives.
a car crash in which people are killed or hospitalised—for cars travelling at or above 60 km/h. They found that the risk approximately doubled for every 5 km/h above 60 km/h. Thus, a car travelling at 65 km/h was twice as likely to be involved in a casualty crash as one travelling at 60 km/h. For a car travelling at 70 km/h the risk increased fourfold. For speeds below 60 km/h the likelihood of a fatal crash can be expected to be correspondingly reduced.
The remaining fatal accidents consisted of five traffic accidents, giving an SMR of 2.52 (0.79 to 5.92) for this specific cause of death. There were no non-natural deaths caused by intoxication by alcohol or drugs. None of the nine cases of suicide took place during
I do think that many drivers are aware of the dangers of driving distracted, but it is also possible that they simply decide not to follow the rules. Did you know that 37,000+ people die in automobile crashes in the U.S every year? It is completely astounding. The problem is not that we don’t teach drivers at all, but may it be because we don’t teach them enough? The first mobile telephone was invented in 1973.
Car accidents are reported every day. The highest death rate for drivers is between the ages of 17 to 25. Taking teenagers off the road would reduce these fatalities. Teenage drivers overestimate their skills on the road. In 1995 through 2004, 30,917 accidents occurred that involved drivers of the ages 15