Inexperience: Inexperience can cause accidents because people don’t know what they are doing and therefore can panic and cause collisions or can drive too fast for their skill level and cause collisions in that way. The worst thing people can do is drive to slow for example if someone is driving to slow they could merge into a roadway driving to slow and be rear ended. There have been many occurrences of people driving with inexperience and causing collision due to it. The easiest way to reduce collisions caused by inexperienced drivers is to have them start on a private road and a parking lot until they are comfortable in the vehicle then having them start driving in different conditions until they are
Many people have lost their lives on the road and caused other’s deaths because they were distracted with doing something while driving. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in distraction-related crashes (“Statistics on Texting & Cell Phone Use While Driving” n.d.). Distractions while driving that result in these accidents include texting/making a call or becoming intoxicated and having high blood alcohol concentration. Many laws have been brought forth to help regulate the amount of people drinking while driving and using a cell phone while driving. Not only do people put their own lives in danger, they are also putting other’s lives in danger. People who take part in these distractions are not being responsible when making these rash decisions while driving and creating a hazardous environment for those around them.
What do you think is the #1 cause of car crashes and accidents in the world? The obvious answer would be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Wrong. The main source of death for young drivers is currently texting while driving, not drinking or drugs, with almost twelve teenagers passing on every day in a messaging related auto accident.
Did you know every day your life is put at risk because of other’s bad driving habits? Well, when I first got my driver’s license I believed I was prepared to drive, but I was wrong. I still needed to learn about all the hazards around myself. Habits are tough to break when becoming attached, even though various habits are illegal. However, speeding, texting while driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol are a few of the many extremely common habits drivers use daily.
Driving under the influence and Distracted driving are the biggest ones, however reporting distracted driving is difficult in fatal crashes is difficult to determine since “information pointing to distraction is gathered through self-reporting, witness testimony, and evidence indicating distraction” (GHOS). Those two make up roughly 400 of the fatalities in 2015. Speeding is another huge cause for many crashes whether it’s from being reckless to just being distracted and not noticing. Speed plays a part in both of the other causes, and it played a part in 19% of crashes in 2015. A huge amount of these fatalities not only come between drivers, but also with a singular driver hitting and killing a pedestrian. Many things have been tried to reduce these major causes of the crashes such as stricter enforcement of speed and driving under the influence. Campaigns have been launched to reduce distracted driving, targeting those heavy phone users and even car manufacturers joining in.
There are three types of drivers in this world: competent, overcautious, and reckless. After driving for many years in frustrating rush hour traffic, one might find there are three types of drivers, competent drivers who keep the flow going, over cautious drivers who cause slow and backed up traffic, and reckless drivers who weave in and out of traffic causing one near death experience after another. Trying to sort out what type of driver a person might be is an extremely challenging task. In a person's own mind, they think they are the aggressive type of driver, or the cautious type, but no one will ever admit that they are reckless kind. In most cases they’re too oblivious to these classifications and all other
More and more people are dying from those crucial disgusting accidents. People should understand that those crucial habits should not be tolerated and it cannot be done. Hopefully, this has been persuasive enough so that you don’t need to kill innocent people and you do not need to live with a miserable life. Driving is fun, but killing people is not. Hence, people can grow with some more aware driving skills, and simplify the deaths per year. If people stay away from texting while driving, impaired driving and speed
With each new day, we have a new opportunity to make a change; make better choices, make a difference in our own lives and the lives of others. Simple choices such as choosing not to drive distracted can save the life of that little child holding his mother’s hand crossing the street, or the father on his way to work in the morning. It seems simple really. Yet every second of every day, someone deems their social life more important than the lives of that mother, child and father when they choose to answer that phone, or reply to a text while driving. Do you make this choice? Are you above being at fault for the choices you make? Are your driving skills so superb that you feel invincible? If so, it is time for a reality check.
Another bad habit to consider is eating while driving. Most of the time the driver is distracted while eating. For example, a driver spills mustard on their clothes then cleans it up. These few seconds away from looking at the road is enough to cause an accident. Many drivers may view drinking and eating while driving as a small act, but it can lead to tragic accidents. The police are aware that distracted drivers can cause road accidents. An example, involved a teen student who completely lost control of her vehicle while eating and texting. It is very easy for police to spot distracted drivers. Drivers should take a minute to think before drinking and eating while diving and only do it at rest stops or parking areas. Very few car rides are
In 2014, there were 32,675 deaths related to motor vehicle accidents (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and The Highway Loss Data Institute, 2015). The top reported causes of car accidents are distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving (Starver, 2014). So many lives have been lost to the road, but fortunately, the number of deaths in motor vehicle accidents are decreasing year to year. This trend also correlates with the increasing amount of laws created in order to deter people from actions associated with the causes of many car accidents. In order to continue this trend of reducing fatalities related to car accidents, the federal government should pass laws to standardize safer practices across states, as well as require new drivers, and those who have had their licenses revoked, to take courses on the dangers of driving and defensive driving practices. To support these laws, the federal government could
Examples include drinking while driving, changing the accessories in the car, thinking while driving which could leave the driver unfocused, talking to a passenger, and not being able to see through their mirror. These could all lead potentially to car accidents which could forever change their life. Only then, people will learn from their mistakes and tell others and this will hopefully decrease the number of accidents every year. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new, but many do not take this opportunity which could hinder their progress in the future. Once laws are established banning texting and driving, some people will decide to check their phone anyway because they think they can easily access to
So as long as I’ve been driving I’ve always recalled my mother’s voice saying, “Don’t drink and drive. Sleep at a friend’s house or pay for a taxi. Don’t Do It echoing in the back of my head.” So imagine my surprise when I found out that “driver distraction is actually more important now than critical crash factors such as fatigue, drug ingestion and alcohol intoxication”. According to John Lee, author of Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, “Road vehicle crashes are predicted to become the third largest cause of death and injury globally by 2020”.
People today are having a hard time driving. They are paying less and less attention their surroundings. As a result, drivers are making it hazardous to be out on the streets. We need to realize that driving is becoming increasingly dangerous due to drivers’ bad habits while on the road.
Today a lot of people have bad driving habits. There is no need to go far to detect individuals driving with poor driving skills and dangerous techniques. Too many men and women have bad driving habits, and they can be seen almost anywhere, especially on highways. There are lot a different dangerous habits that affect people every day’s lives in different ways.
Third reason of accidents on the road is teenage drivers. “2,739 teenagers died in car accidents in the United States during 2008 ", (drivesteady.com). Some teenagers cause fatal accidents, because of immaturity and lack of experience. Teenagers are very impulsive. Although not intending to hurt anyone, they sometimes drive very aggressively. It is not difficult to find teenagers driving with one hand on the steering wheel, seat pushed back, and with loud music playing. In traffic they go wild, trying to seek attention. They underestimate the risk of what they are doing. All these acts result in serious consequences on the road. Many accidents of young drivers result from their own mistakes.