Most of them died because they weren't wearing their seat belts. Some injuries that happen when you don't wear your seat belt are damage to the head, shoulder, stomach, chest, ribs, neck, and hips. The seat belt shoulder straps keep your head from hitting the windshield, dashboard, steering wheel and other hard surfaces. Seat belts reduce serious crash- related injuries and deaths by 50%. Wearing seat belts can save peoples liv... ... middle of paper ... ...he lives of 17,130 people in 2003.
They let people walk away from an accident without a scratch, right? They protect everybody, right? People don't need seatbelts if their car has an airbag, right? Wrong. Airbags cause injuries, airbags kill, and airbags don't work unless seatbelts are worn.
If you are a person who does not always wear your seat belt all the times, or think that you are a good driver and nothing is going to happen to you, I strongly urge that you most definitely need to start getting in the habit of doing so starting now it only takes 2 seconds. Your safety should always be a very important priority. Therefore, wearing a seat belt will lessen your chance of death and serious injuries if you are ever involved in a minor or serious car accident. Finding a reason to not wear your seat belt when you are in a vehicle or simply just not bothering to wear one is breaking the law, and most importantly putting your life in danger. Extremely too many people are losing their lives in devastating car accidents from not buckling up and every year the rate is still rising.
This also means not being able to use the phone to check the time or date. The steering wheel of a car is used most effectively when two hands are on the wheel. Talking on the phone does not allow two hands on the wheel. Therefore, the government should completely ban the use of cell phones while driving, which would not only decrease the number of traffic injuries and deaths, but will also make the road a safer place to drive. Additionally, it does not matter if the cell phone is held up to your ear or being used through a hands free device, it distracts your attention and does not allow you the alertness that driving
There are 3 main types of distractions while driving. Visual, which means your eyes are off the road. Manual, which means your hands are off the wheel and cognitive, which means your mind is not focused on the task and t... ... middle of paper ... ...nd and receive only during emergency situations when the car is in Drive, storing all other notifications until the car is in Park. Although, it seems very safe, most people don’t want to live in world where their driving actions are consistently monitored, but this might be where we are heading if people continue to text while driving. Driving down the interstate at a 80 miles per hour speed, no one wants to get in a car crash.
One of the most easiest things to do if you get a text message is to pull over. Most new cars have an onstar or bluetooth installed and people should use that. Many drivers don’t think texting or talking while driving is dangerous, but it is a very big distraction. Therefore I think people should not be on their cell phone while they are driving. It’s such a simple task to just put your phone down while you’re driving.
“I know someone who did not smoke, yet got lung cancer, and a couple of people who wore their seat belt, yet still died in a car crash. That does not mean that I should take up smoking or stop wearing my seatbelt” - Dr. Doug FC. When Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt in 1959, it was meant to be a safe way to be protected in a vehicle. 4,200 lives could be saved each year if 90% of the U.S. population wore seat belts. Although installing seat belts on school buses cost thousands of dollars, school districts should install them.
The companies also waited five months before acknowledging that there were safety problems with the airbags. Even if airbags do save lives, there are still some injuries and even some fatalities linked to an exploding airbag. Around 51 people have been killed from an airbag since 1990 and 30 of then have been children. Contrary to popular belief, the airbag is not a cushioning pillow that gently breaks your fall during a car crash. Designed to propel out at speeds of up to 200 mph the air bag is designed to stop and violent thrashing forward of a body during a collision (Doherty).
As silly as it sounds, people can’t blame an inanimate object for an accident. Phones aren’t driving the car, they aren’t making the decisions, and they aren’t making the drivers choose to look at a text message for instance. People are to blame because they are making the decision to take their eyes off the road and they should know that you have to pay really close attention when driving a car because a lot can happen in a few seconds of driving. Therefore, cell phones shouldn’t be banned because of people’s mistakes. Cell phones are useful to have, but people need to learn to pay attention and know that they shouldn’t take their eyes off the road for any
Even though texting while driving is illegal in 46 states, it’s still being done. Texting while driving is actually six times more likely to cause an accident than drinking while driving. It makes an accident up to twenty-three times more likely to happen. Those who text and drive spend nearly 10% of their time driving outside of the lines. The scary thing is that 77% of young adults are either a little or extremely confident that they can safely text and drive, while another 50% claim it’s easy to do.