According to Ashley Gaddis from Counterpoint, “From 1999 to 2008, nearly fifty-two thousand people were killed in car crashes caused by distracted drivers” (n.pag.). Distracted driving started when technology became mobile and handheld. Many people have died and gotten injured from people not paying attention to the road. This problem has been growing as technology advances. Distracted driving is a big problem and there needs to be stronger penalties and laws in place to deter people from distracted driving.
Drinking and driving is still a major issue. In 2011, thirty-two percent of drivers age 15 to 20 who were killed in driving accidents had been drinking some form of alcohol; 26 percent were alcohol-impaired (Source 1). Drunk driving causes 4,700 annual deaths of underage youth (Source 3), and one in ten teenagers has been noted to have drank and drive at least once (Source 1).
The article Random Facts states that “according to the 50 states driver's are considered legally drunk when his/her blood contains more than the level of alcohol which is 0.8 grams”(page 1).Many people drive drunk more than 300,000 times but only 3,200 are arrested (MADD).Several people in the world know how to control themselves when they are driving even though they are drunk but there are some that when they are drunk their eyesight starts to blur out.The average rate in which a drunk driver drives is at the age of 25 to 29 years old(MADD).The total percent of a convict is 50 to 70 percent that continues to drive with a suspended license(MADD). The average percent of fatalities “In 2014,16 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes during the week were drunk, compared to 29 percent on weekends”(MADD). When someone drives drunk people should be scared because their is a mad man in the loose. Drunk drivers are dangerous when it comes to them driving because they can kill someone and they wouldn't even
Deciding to pick up the phone, eat, talk to a passenger, or adjust the radio are only a few examples of what it means to drive distracted. Each of these actions could result in a fatality, and the statistics show that distracted driving is a grave cause for concern. In 2014, there were 3,179 people killed and an estimated additional 431,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2016). 13% of distracted driving crashes were as a result of cell phone use, killing 404 people (NHTSA, 2016).
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
Another concern is the behavior of adolescent binge drinkers. In other research it is shown that binge drinkers were more likely to engage in risky driving, such as speeding, running yellow lights, racing other cars, and passing in no passing lanes (Marcotte, T. D., Bekman, N. M., Meyer, R. A.,
Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. A dangerous issue facing society today is the problem of teen drinking and driving. Currently an approximate of 10,076 people die in drunk driving crashes per year. If positive progress to ceasing this act does not happen, teens will continue to drink and drive putting everybody on the road at risk. Teens who drink and drive put everyone on the road at risk, causing serious crashes that could be preventable.
During 2012-2015, more than 13,000 traffic deaths nationwide were due to distracted driving. It is believed that distracted drivers are 23 times more likely to get into a traffic accident as compared to those who are completely focused on the road.
A dangerous habit is developing here in Florida and its practicing is spreading rapidly. Florida is doing and practicing to prevent distraction driving. But, Florida is not doing enough to prevent the distraction driving accident’s. Distraction driving is affecting everyone and specially our young’s ones. So, in order to prevent
In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes due to distracted driving (National Highway Traffic Safety
DUI, Oh My! Young Woman Arrested for DUI After Crashing Her Car On September 22, Anaelle Surprise was driving home with two other passengers on Sunrise Highway in the middle of a rainstorm at 2 A.M. Around that time she veered off the road and crashed into a nearby tree. Thankfully she was driving in the outermost lane and did not implicate any other cars in the crash. She was intoxicated at the time of the crash with her blood alcohol content at 0.092, which is .00736 over 0.08 when you are legally unable to drive a vehicle. Paramedics arrived quickly to the scene and brought her and her passengers to Southside hospital. Luckily, the driver and her passengers did not sustain any injuries more serious than a mild concussion, scratches, and bruises. It is reported that the three were
More accidents occur when people are drinking irresponsibly. “The 2015 youth Risk Behavior Survey found that among high school students within 30 days, 8% drove after drinking alcohol and 20% rode with someone who drank alcohol” (CDC
How to Teach Your Teen to Drive While Salvaging Your Sanity When it comes to teaching teens how to drive, parents are understandably concerned. MADD Canada reports that car crashes, often due to inexperience and immaturity, are the leading cause of death for teens. In addition to this, parents can feel frustrated if their teen resists taking direction and ignores common sense safety precautions. Below explains four ways to help you teach your teen to drive while maintaining your sanity.
If you drink and drive, you are not only a danger to yourself but also to your passenger, other road users and pedestrians. In fact, every 30 minutes, someone in this country dies in alcohol-related crash. Every 30 minutes! And last year alone more than one million people are injured in
Driving while under the influence of alcohol has been an issue over the years. It has caused many car crashes and some even fatal accidents. Not only will it cause pain and suffering on the victim but to the family and friends around the victim it could be very devastating.