Every 20 minutes, someone will die in an alcohol related traffic accident. Most people think it could never happen to them but experts estimate that everyone has at least a 40% chance of being in a crash that involves alcohol use sometime in their life. According to a survey by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, drunken driving is the number 1 highway safety problem. Some believe that better education, more police and higher penalties, the number of alcohol related deaths and accidents can be reduced(madd).
Lowering the Drinking Age In 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Purchase Age Act, to encourage each state to enact a minimum legal purchase age of 21 by 1986 for the purchasing of alcohol. As a result, an estimated 1,071 lives were saved in the year 1987 alone. (Hall) Ever
Once upon a time people drove carriages. They were much slower and much less convenient than driving automobiles, but were they any safer? Out of pure curiosity I decided to do some research on exactly how many accidents in both carriages (from 1907-1911) and cars lead to fatality. With the
Results: As we are able to gather from both of these graph which came from U.S. Department of Transportation. We are currently slightly down on DUI’s, but the part that I have found to be even more shocking in a good way that fatalities not involving alcohol has drop almost 10,000. While this graph only shows the amount of crashes it does not put it in as detailed as the next graph does.
Reasons: Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2011 statistical analysis, there was 1,237 fatalities involving young drivers between the ages of 17-19. On average, 30% of those vehicle fatalities were
Death among U.S. teens is led by vehicle crashes. In the year of 2013, around 2,163 teens were killed between the ages of 16-10 in the United States. Around 243,243 were treated in emergency departments for injuries that they suffered in motor vehicle accidents. Around 75% of teen drivers suffer in these accidents due to 3 major mistakes. Those major mistakes include a lack of scanning the road, distractions in the vehicle, and also going to fast for the conditions of the road.
combined. It is a factor in the three leading causes of death among 15- to 24-year-olds: accidents,
Should the legal drinking age remain at age 21? For almost 40 years most states voluntarily set their minimum drinking age law at 21, some states were 18 in accordance to the military age requirement (18) and the voting age. In those states, drunk driving and alcohol related deaths were increasing significantly. But
$234. What hasn’t changed is that drivers who are eating, drinking, smoking, reading, or doing their makeup in a way that interferes with driving could see a secondary $99 ticket.
3. Set the Stage: 3.1. Excessive speeds have been the factor in deaths across the country. 3.2. Men drive more miles than women and more often engage in risky driving not using safety belts, and speeding. Crashes involving males often are more severe than those involving females.
Ok, the thing that surprised me the most was definitely the “Failed to Yield, Driver Distraction, Wrong Side of the Road - 11%” statistic. It surprised me that only 11 percent of teens died from being on the wrong side of the road or by being distracted.i thought for sure that being distracted
DISTRACTED DRIVING Fatal motor vehicle accidents were the number one cause of death for 15-24 year olds in 2011 with a total deaths of 6,926 people. In the same year a total of 33,783 people of all ages died as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
Causes of car accidents Car accidents can happen to drivers anytime, anywhere. "According to the National Safety Council, which stated that more than 2.5 million collisions back every year, making it the most common type of car accidents, it is also known that the accident rear end as incidents of injury, because the nature of the collision leads often in whiplash injury the driver in the car in front and about 20% of people who participated in a rear collision injury symptoms of this kind. ", (NHTSA, auto-accident-resource.com). Among the car accidents, the teenage group is the only age group who is number of deaths is increasing instead of decreasing. Also, all the people are exposed to risk and actually every one of them has got car