These drivers not only annoy me, but they also endanger other people. Fast drivers decide to push up right on my bumper, when I am going as fast as I can, making it hard to brake, for the fear of a car going into the back of my small car. It is always funny how when someone is late, the person they end up driving behind is the old lady with no care in the world about whether she gets to the store by next year. Driving should not be stressful, but because of all the bad drivers, it becomes a task that requires fast reflexes and develops patience. I love driving, but it would be so much better with the exclusion of bad
Rather you agree or disagree with having a speed limit; or even obeying the speed limit. It is our morally duty to accept the fact that lawmakers created speed limits in the citizens’ best interest to protect drivers for minor and fatal car accidents. Some citizens still question, if in fact the government claims to set speed limits are really for the public well-being, or simply to make a quick profit. Of course, one thing we can
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
Everyday we drive to work, your house, the store, the gas station, we drive everywhere. When you're driving you probably aren't thinking going over five to ten miles will hurt anybody, but 31% of car accidents happen due to someone is speeding. (www.statisticbrain.com). So are speed limit's really necessary? Of course they are, those speed limits keep that other 69% of the 31% safe from server injuries and death, and if you get caught speeding that could cause you to get tickets.
There are so many reasons that speed limits are important. The safety of those who are driving, and those who are not is first and foremost. Having a speed limit to me, is close to the same as having laws against drunk driving. I for one, do not see an argument against having a speed limit. Its nonsense to think that one would want to be on a road, where there is no limit to how fast one can drive.
Over recent decades, driving has almost become a necessity to many young adults since some jobs require a farther commute and colleges are not located in every town. Driving is a privilege and many people neglect this privilege by developing dangerous driving habits. Some of these include speeding, distracted driving, road rage and driving under the influence. In today's age people live a very fast paced, rushed lifestyle. Speeding is becoming a problem because people are impatient. Speeding decreases your reaction time for avoiding collisions and is becoming a profitable scheme for law enforcement through speed traps. I speed all the time and realize the dangers of doing so. I have not been in a collision yet or been pulled over by a police officer because they could not keep
Every year hundreds to thousands people are killed due to speeding and carelessness. I don’t think someone just wakes up and expects to be in a wreck or be hit walking on the side of the road. There are residential areas that vehicles can speed 50-50 miles per hour. I feel that is not safe; especially for kid’s boarding school busses.
Allowing the speed limit to increase to 80 MPH will only make drivers speed more. The first piece of ground is the author’s assertion that raising the speed limit will make people drive even faster. According to auto attorney Steve Gursten, cell phone use is present all the time and talking about increasing the speed limit is easier said than done. Increasing the speed limit at the same time that distraction in cars is greater than it has ever been before could cause even bigger problems. For example, texting while driving makes a person 23 times more likely to crash. (National Hwy Transportation Safety Administration). So if drivers are already distracted, there should be no need to increase the speed limit to increase danger on the road. One warrant for this piece of ground is that drivers have a need for speed, so imagine people going close to 90 MPH on the highway. People
Currently, teenagers as young as 15 or 16 are allowed to obtain a driver’s license. Usually, most teenagers are inexperienced and this could be a huge risk. Therefore, should driving restrictions and guidelines be stricter? Supporters argue that stricter driving laws should be put in place because teens tend to not only be inexperienced, but also irresponsible and prone to distractions. However, critics argue that making stricter guidelines would only make matters worse. They argue that teens gain freedom and responsibility when they obtain a driver’s license. With evidence providing proof that teen drivers have the highest rate of automobile accidents compared to any other age group, driving guidelines should be stricter.
I never really gave much thought about how much speed limits can affect safety. Growing up, it was drummed into my head that speed kills. It wasn’t until I moved to Germany that I was able to even challenge the phrase “speed kills”. Being able to drive at any speed I want on the Autobahn has produced thoughts that completely destroy the phrase “speed kills”. So… Would lowering the speed limits on highways actually make driving on them safer?
There are speed limits for a reason. It is to keep people safe so that everyone can travel the roads safely. Without speed limits there would be chaos everywhere. There would be more wrecks and more fatalities with speed limits not enforced. The roads wouldn't be safe to drive for anyone especially the elderly and new drivers.
Since the first gasoline powered vehicle was invented, automobile technology has advanced at a rapid pace to bring us faster, safer vehicles (Managing Speed). Roads have improved from dirt and gravel to asphalt and concrete, and the number of vehicles on the road has increased exponentially. The motor vehicle has become the backbone of today’s society. Speed limits in the United States are at the highest they have ever been, yet vehicles today are powerful enough to easily exceed those posted speed limits. There are two very different groups of people advocating for what a reasonable speed limit is: a group lobbying for extreme safety and a group lobbying for faster travel times. Driving is an inherently risky undertaking no matter what the speed limit is, thus a compromise is tried to be met by increasing safety while allowing for practical travel times. There have been various methodologies theorized in setting speed limits, but which one is the best for today’s technologies and environments?
No matter where you are driving, there are drivers that speed all around you. Some people will go twenty miles an hour over the speed limit just because they want to get to their destination faster. They will cut people off just to be able to maintain a high speed. There are many risks when someone is
Contrary to popular belief, slower speed limits that are set by politicians that have no knowledge of road engineering, and don’t listen to city engineers, creates a dangerous environment were drivers are more likely to speed and create risk. Around two months ago, the Victoria council unanimously approved of the proposal to lower speed limits on many active streets such as Cook Street, Blanchard Street, Richmond Street, as well as many others. However, these changes have been opposed by the city engineers and seem to go against the ministry of transportations “Review and Analysis of Posted Speed Limits and Speed Limit Setting Practices in British Columbia”. In addition, research in the United States has shown an increase in speed limits, where appropriate, reduces speeding and does not increase the amount of crashes. Furthermore, on the case of highways, if we take examples from Germany’s autobahn fatality rate and contrast it with our highway we see a dramatic difference. Moreover, instead of spending money and replacing the signs entirely, our city should instead deposit more money is road safety equipment. Our politicians should listen more to the professionals, city engineers, rather than making absurd speed limits that do not reflect the speeds that drivers deem acceptable.