There are thousands of ads in today’s social media driven society. Each ad is directed to a different group of people with a different type of message. There are some not so serious ads for things such as food, shopping, or services. Then, there are some for more serious subjects such as bullying, safe driving, drug abuse, and many others, these are usually labeled as a public service announcement. The purpose of this paper is to look at a particular ad in depth and discuss the different aspects of it. Ads have more meaning behind them than people normally realize, so that is the goal of this paper.
In this particular ad by EKBURG.RU, it is focusing on the number of car accidents. More, specifically, car accidents involving children during the school holidays. In this ad, there is a man, woman, and baby in the backseat. The man is in the driver’s seat distracted
Distracted Driving: Think of Both Sides
Daniel. A. Ogunsanwo
Prince George’s Community College
Prof. Adam Robinson
September 16th 2017
There are a huge number of advertisements in the present web-based social networking driven society. Every advertisement is coordinated to an alternate gathering of individuals with an alternate kind of message. There are some not all that genuine promotions for things, for example, nourishment, shopping, or administrations. At that point, there are some for more genuine subjects,
Distracted driving accounted for more than 3,100 deaths in 2013. The U.S. Department of Education has taken several steps to control the number of distracted driving incidents. The organization has held summits and pushed to enforce strict texting and driving laws. Technology manufacturers are starting to get involved in the nation’s effort to save lives. The ComSonics company is currently producing a device that can potentially track a person who is sending texts from a cell phone while driving.
Distracted driving is very dangerous to everyone on the road ways. Distracted driving is engaging in non-driving activities that distracts the driver from the primary task of driving (SIRS). In 2015, 3,477 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver (CDC). Each year about 421,000 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver (Edgar Snyder). Drivers would not be texting if their message was not very important. Distracted driving should be illegal and security devices in vehicles should be implemented in order to save lives.
Being the cause of a cell phone related accident can leave a person unable to handle the consequences of their actions. There is great concern regarding the dangers of distracted driving. This is made evident by legislation that has been put in place in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (2011), nationwide, 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam have enacted texting bans. Current data from the National Safety Council (2010) suggest that each year, at least 1.6 million traffic accidents (28% of all crashes) in the United States are caused by drivers talking on cell phones or texting. The U.S. Department of Transportation (2011) states that nine states, the District of Columbia, and
For my capstone project, I chose to focus on distracted driving. The reason I chose this topic is because I feel that this is a very well-known issue that people do not think about. Many people may look at their phone, change their radio station, or program GPS systems without thinking of the dangers of it. I chose this topic in order to try and make people think about what they are doing, and this may prevent accidents and fatalities in the future.
Arizona is one of four states that has yet to put a law against distracted driving into effect. The definition of distracted driving is defined as the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. 21% of fatal accidents involving a teen driver were caused by distracted driving. Do these statistics confirm that a harsh distracted driving law need to be in effect or should it be a personal responsibility of oneself or the parents of young drivers. As more states create distracted driving laws the number of deaths each year are still rising meaning that these law that are being set are not fixing the issue and are seemingly making it worse. Distracted driving should be a personal responsibility and not a law that needs
Distracted driving in America is not a trivial issue in today's society. On average, eight people are killed and one thousand one hundred sixty one people are injured due to accidents involving distracted drivers, particularly due to texting. Distracted driving is a huge issue in our society. The risks are great and lead to unfathomable results. Distracted driving has also taken such a big toll on our Nation, that laws have been put in place in hopes of preventing distracted driving.
Advertisers use a variety of appeals to convince the viewer’s to buy certain products or bring a topic to the awareness of the viewer. The anti-child abuse announcement that San Francisco Human Services Agency released is no different. A public service announcement is designed to publicize a problem the nation is facing. Advertisements can appeal to the audience through a variety of elements such as images and speech. In this advertisement pathos and ethos are represented through the sounds and visual content while logos is presented through the statistics given at the end of the advertisement. With this advertisement it is also important to consider the
Distracted driving affects all drivers from time to time and can come off with stiff consequences . Any activity that diverts attention from driving could put you and someone else in danger .Being distracted while driving , and the issues behind it could ruin someone's life.
Tom Vanderbilt, author of “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What it Says About us)” claims that text messaging while driving, or “distracted driving” is comparable to drunk driving in the 1950s. He says “The Science is clear, the laws were becoming clearer, but the culture against drunken driving hadn’t manifested” (Politico). I agree with Vanderbilt; it’s clear that distracted driving puts drivers and passengers at significant risk, yet laws are only now starting to appear concerning the issue, and it’s not yet culturally unacceptable.
Distracted driving is obviously a big deal but some people don’t seem to think so. They see all the accidents that happen because of distracted driving but they continue to do it because they think “ oh it’ll never happen to me “ or “it doesn’t happen to anyone i know so why would it happen to me” well it can happen to anyone at anytime.While you may have your phone out because of an emergency going on, all distractions, including make up,food, and phones should be put up while driving and if there are passengers in the car they need to be quiet so that the driver can focus. If the driver has out a distraction while driving, they're going to try to pay attention to the road and the distraction, in other words they try to multitask. 31% of U.S drivers ages 18-64 admitted to sending or reading a text while driving , in 2012 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. When you’re driving, be considerate.Put down your phone while you’re driving, if you know it’s not safe then why do it.Think about other drivers on the road, by texting and driving you’re not only putting yourself at risk you’re putting others lives at risk too. We need tougher laws on texting and driving just
In our fast-paced world, people often attempt to multitask. While multitasking works great at times, multitasking while driving leads to distracted driving. Unfortunately, distracted driving can lead to car wrecks, some of which result in fatalities. While not all driving distraction can be completely eliminated, there are several things you can do to avoid becoming a distracted driver.
Fatal car crashes and accidents cause by distracting driving. Mainly by teenagers. The parts of the problem are that fatal car accidents are caused each day by distracting driving. Americans confess in surveys that they are all still texting while driving, as well as using social media such as Facebook or Snapchat taking selfies behind the wheel. According to the federal website Distraction.gov at least 25 percent of teens respond to at least one text text message every time they drive, with 20 percent of teens admitting to extended text conversations while driving ( Elliot 21). The two solutions that I would implement to stop texting and driving are to install an app that enables any recent messages or notifications.
In this assignment we have to choose whether we should answer the question "Does our state do enough to prevent distracted driving?" or "Can a PSA help reduce the number of distracted driving incidents?" My claim is that Florida doesn't do much when it comes to texting and driving. You can make as much PSA's as you want but people don't listen unless their are actual consequences. The texting and driving law are not punishable enough. When a cop catches you while you text and drive, these are consequences. A fine of $25 for a first offense, $50 for a second offense, and $75 for a third offense. These offense aren't taking seriously. I feel like the price should be in the 100's.