In the United States, Reckless driving is the number one cause of teenage death in the nation. Reckless driving can be classified as anything from speeding and swerving, to purposely trying to run someone over, or hurt them while driving. In America, there are countless organizations calling to help end the high death rate in teenagers that reckless driving takes. People such as Parents, Drivers Education Instructors and even state legislators have realized the problem and are seeking reform. In 2011 alone 2,650 teens between the ages of 16-19 were killed due to reckless driving. (CDC) Reckless driving is a death that is very preventable, with proper education and warning. As well as problem that is not taken seriously by the juvenile’s committing the act. Most juveniles don’t worry what so ever about dying in a car crash because they think that it won’t happen to them. Under Reckless Driving, in Green Bay, speeding, not paying attention and lack of caring are three of the biggest issues with teen drivers and juveniles.
After reading “Driving While Stupid,” by Dave Barry, he tells us about some of his experience with seeing bad drivers. Barry uses many old experiences while being in Miami, China, Boston, and Argentina. I agree with this statement because in almost every city I been in the driving was terrible. Everyone, in some way or another, has witnessed people drive very stupid and reckless. Barry indicated that some drivers use insane driving techniques. These include driving very fast, failure of the utilization of headlights at night, and having distractions for the view of the drivers. He says that the drivers do not have a sequence for navigation since some are involved in phone calls, eating, reading, changing CDs, crowd surface makeup, etc. This is a common thing for teens and even adults to be distracted behind the wheel. He drove through various cities where the traffic laws are constantly being violated. For example, has only one traffic law, which is “No driver may ever be behind any other driver.” In his opinion, Miami drivers are the worst drivers that he has ever witness because of the guy who was driving on 1-95. He was watching videos on his phone and was clearly not paying attention to the road or any other drivers. This does not only affect him but also the other people around him. He was not be cautious of the road and putting his and others lives in danger.
Almost everyone with a driver’s license has heard about distractions causing motor vehicle accidents. Distracted driving is indeed the culprit, but the calamities that occur are not accidents. Unpredictable events qualify as accidents, the consequences of distracted driving are predictable and since car crashes are predictable they are preventable.
More importantly driving laws are established to make sure and warn drivers to not be distracted while behind the wheel, in whatever they are focused on, they should stay focused solely on the roads. When narrowing down to accidents, it’s proven that distracted driving is the leading cause of death. In 2009 an estimated 25% of all injuries involved in car accidents was a result of distracted driving, the main group involved was teens behind the wheel. Teens behind the wheel with more than one passenger are more at risk into getting into accidents because of them distracting the driver, or sometimes teen solely focus on the use of their phone. It’s believed distracted driving has three main reason, visual which is taking your eyes off the road,
Teenagers dream of the day when they will receive their license and take a step closer to independence and gaining freedom from their parents. It is the rite of passage that many fifteen-year old yearn for. We count the days to our 16th birthday, waiting to make a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles to receive our permit. It is exciting, exhilarating and just the mere thought of racing down the country roads make our spine tingle...Freedom! We all remember those months leading up to getting our permits but in those first days behind the wheel do we think about the number of deaths and accidents that occur due to teen driving? The number of families destroyed, futures cut short all because that excitement we feel takes us over and
In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the hearts of everyone who loves you. Distracted driving is perilous driving, yet the new multitasking generation has turned it into the “social norm.” Although many are not aware, visual distractions are not the only way to end up involved in a life changing situation. Along with the visual aspect, manual and cognitive distractions impact the risk of accidents just as well. Not only are you effecting yourself in such a situation, but you also have to take into consideration the lives of the people possibly with you, or the other drivers on the road. When you get behind the wheel of a car, not only are you responsible for your own actions, but you also have to pay attention for other
In the United States motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common causes of death for teen drivers. Adolescents are 4 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle crash compared with drivers in their twenties or older. Distracted driving is a
In conclusion, there are many dangerous habits that drivers commit daily. Speeding, driving tired and distracted driving are habits that drivers should realize have no place on the road. To make the streets safer drivers must learn to avoid doing these dangerous acts. Habits are difficult to break, but doing so will save lives. Think about the all of the people around you while driving. Do not take unnecessary risks and make it home safe and
Roughly 400,000 are injured in car crashes involved in distracted driving. In 2014 11% of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal accidents were proclaimed to be distracted at the time of the crash. 660,000 teen drivers aim to use their phones while behind the wheel of a car.Sometimes you get distracted without even knowing. You could be driving and talking, but while you're talking you're looking over at the person you're talking to. That's a distraction. It takes roughly 1-2 seconds to get distracted and crash or slide of the road. In that moment you look away maybe even to check the time or change the radio stations, the car in front of you could have put on breaks while you're still going 45 mph. Teenage drivers are distracted because
"I try to get where I am going as fast as I can." Speeding-related deaths nationwide account for nearly a third of all traffic fatalities each year, taking close to 10,000 lives. Many drivers feel as if the are too rushed to make it to their destination and spend less time on the road. Many drivers feel as if everybody should follow the speed limits posted on roads and highways. There are many contributing factors to why people speed.
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults. More than 5,000 young people die every year in car crashes and thousands more are injured. Drivers who are 16 years old are more than 20 times as likely to have a crash, as are other drivers. There are two main reasons why teens are at a higher for being in a car crash and lack of driving experience and their tendency to take risks while driving. Teens drive faster and do not control the car as well as more experienced drivers. Their judgment in traffic is often insufficient to avoid a crash. In addition, teens do most of their driving at night, which can be even more difficult. Standard driver's education classes include 30 hours of classroom teaching and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training. This is not enough time to fully train a new driver. Teen drivers are more like to be influence by peers and other stresses and distractions. This can lead to reckless driving behaviors such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and not wearing safety belts. There is no safe amount that you can drink and still drive. Even one drink can influence your driving offences. “Nowadays, drunk driving has become driving while intoxicated, driving while impaired, driving while under the influence, operating while under the influence (impaired, intoxicated, or whatever), and in many
Have you ever lost someone close to you because of a bad decision, or a bad decision someone else made? Drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs is the leading cause of death in the United States. Everyday 28 people die in the U.S. because of a drunk or drug impaired driver. Everybody makes bad choices, even you and me, but there is a difference between a bad choice and a bad choice that can put others at risk of injury and death.
The question that should be asked is why are so many people are compelled to be dangerous drivers? It could be that there is a sense of invincibility when they are in control of a big powerful machine. This is often the case with younger male drivers, who enjoy the thrill of dangerous driving. In other instances normally calm, law abiding drivers snap in a fit of rage. This road rage can turn a driver from calm to instantly a monster behind the wheel,
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.