When there are more television sets than members of a household under one roof, it is obvious that technology and media has greatly effected the contemporary American family. There are many forces and pressures that help to shape the American family that we all see, as well as, are a
(2011) investigated the psychosocial factors involved with risky driving patterns associated with adolescent novice drivers. Simons-Morton et al. (2011) installed computerized recording systems in the vehicles of newly licensed adolescent drivers that measured their driving patterns, and the traits of their passengers. The results indicated that accidents and near accidents were significantly lower when in the presence of responsible adult passengers, and significantly higher when in the presence of fellow adolescent passengers (Simons-Morton et al., 2011). In addition, the results indicated that adolescent risky driving was significantly lower when in the presence of responsible adult passengers than when in the presence of fellow adolescent passengers (Simons-Morton et al., 2011). Lastly, Simmons-Mortons et al. (2011) found that overall risky driving was highest when newly licensed adolescents had risky friends as passengers. With the use of confederates and a driving simulator, a similar study by Quimet et al. (2013) proposed that adolescent drivers would participate in more risky driving patterns when in the presence of pro-risk-taking passengers than when in the presence of non-risk-taking passengers. However, the results were mixed in that safe and unsafe driving characteristics were found in all conditions and no significant difference was found between the driving patterns of adolescents, regardless of the traits of the confederate passenger (Quimet et al., 2013). A common limitation related to both of these studies is that the sample size was quite small only possessing about 40 participants. This may make the findings difficult to generalize to the population. Another limitation that may make the findings difficult to generalize to the population was found in the latter study with Quimet et al. (2013) in which the researchers only utilized male volunteers. Also, the use of only one passenger in both of these studies may
Copeland’s article is meant to inform parents of their effects on teen’s driving behaviors. Their actions behind the wheel let their children know what is okay to do and what is not. If parents are aware of this then it would help them try to set a good example. This academic journal is a reliable source that comes from the database Academic Search Elite, provided by school’s online database systems.
Drivers can practice several safety tips to help them navigate the road more safely. First, use your cell phone for emergency situations only. Pull over to the right shoulder to make the important call. Next, limit the number of passengers in the car. It is a good idea after a football game for a group of teenagers to drive around town texting and driving. Driving with friends can create a dangerous driving situation because drivers are focused on their friends rather than on the road. Finally, avoid eating while driving. Food spills are a major cause of distraction. Pick up a big Mac and fries on your way home and eat it while you navigate the heavy traffic. Finding the extra fries in the bottom of the bag will taste good as you rear end the car stopping suddenly in front of you.
CRT/205: Mapping Arguments Children in the Backseat Are the Worst Distraction for Driver In this the issue considered is the way of driving with the children in the backseat. Therefore this is a difficult one as the roads will have more traffic and driving is not an easier one. If it is done with children then it will be more difficult as they will be playing inside car and will be a hard task to control them. Then they have various distractions like that of visual distractions, manual distractions and cognitive distractions. These will be very hard for drivers as they need to be very careful in it while driving with a child.
Talking on the phone can wait, no matter if it’s your friends or your family calling you. They should know that you are driving; they should understand that answering the phone can wait, while your life cannot. Your life is way more important than anything you own or able do to. Without your life your not able to do any of those things, so what’s the point in risking it. Many people aren’t very aware what vehicles are capable of doing, there are monsters, and accidents are one of the most reasons of death in the United States. People don’t know the consequences of driving unaware of the people around them. They can injure themselves or might hurt someone else. Which is way worse than anything, knowing that you injured or take someone’s life from them and their loved
The distractions they cause might be mental such as feeling as though they have to drive a certain way to “fit in” or even physical, such as horse playing while driving. “More teen fatal crashes occur when passengers¬, usually other teenagers ¬are in the car, than do crashes involving other drivers. Two out of three teens who die as passengers are in vehicles driven by other teenagers” ("The need," n.d., para. 7). Many states account for peer passenger problems in their laws but they certainly don’t use it as a campaign. This restrictive law on teen drivers to have teen passengers usually ends at age 18 even though the problem seems to be an epidemic until the age of 20 (“Traffic safety facts,” 2009, November, page 3, chart 1). This problem should be the main campaign as it is our biggest
Once a driver gets on their phone, they also may decrease in speed because they are not focusing on the speedometer, which could lead to other drivers becoming agitated. Then the other drivers may exhibit road rage which could become dangerous to others on the road. A driver’s focus should always remain on the road. If one is on their phone they cannot see or hear what is happening around them. A driver being on the phone while driving is one of the biggest distractions drivers today face.
Unfortunately, hitting someone on Hobsonway could easily get you years behind the slammer. Therefore, no texting and driving for me. While driving, I feel like a soldier in a war zone, having to stay alert, knowing at any given time, my enemy can show up and what could happen next will unfortunately change my life.
However; I suffer from a mild (to severe?) anxiety disorder. I am unfortunately unmedicated and very likely have no chance to start anxiety medication in the near future. Anytime I am behind the wheel, and extreme anxiety/nervousness overcomes my body and my head tells me that I'm unsafe when driving - As somebody who has been trying to get over their anxiety for a long time, I have well realized that I am not in immediate danger, but I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT get rid of those feelings...
driving is to stay with a group of friends. This ensures that if you try to do something
would be less likely to actually drive distractedly, but they still do. I think that all people and
Teens have accidents due to simple mistakes. These can vary from failing to scan the road to misjudging driving conditions. However, some things have to be experienced and learned when driving alone. Dr. Scott Masten, a researcher with the California’s Department of Motor Vehicles, said “the whole thing about learning to drive is you need to expose yourself to crash risk to get experience.” Part of this issue is from driving dependently. Having an adult driver point out examples of unsafe driving and explain to them how they are dealing with these distractions.
I started to appreciate my family and friends who were able to give me rides when I needed them more and I began to give rides to others when they needed one. Once I started driving by myself, I discovered how easy it is to become distracted when driving. I learned to be a defensive driver I needed to think about what I was doing while driving, watch other drivers and be prepared to react to their driving at the same time; subsequently, my views on the difference between a defensive driver and non-defensive driver changed after I started to drive. For this reason, my perception of other drivers became more judgmental after I received my license since I started to notice the mistakes that other drivers were
Performing seemingly effortless tasks while driving still have an effect on your driving performance. According to the article, “How the Brain Reacts”, it states the “parietal lobe associated with