Out of all American teens 48% say that they have been in a car while the driver was using their phone in a way that put them in danger. All drivers under the age of 20, 11% involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. Out of all cell phone related tasks, talking on the phone, reaching for the phone, or dialing- texting and driving is the most dangerous. Teenage drivers are four times more likely than adults to get into a car crash or near car crash events, while using a cell phone while driving.
Have you ever been in a car while someone was texting on their phone? It has been proven that 3,000 annual teens die nationwide and have more than 300,000 injuries from texting. This paper will inform you about how driving and texting is more dangerous that it looks. Please be aware most of these accidents are really hectic. Many people lose their lives every day from cellular devices.
Julius Genachowski states, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18% of all fatal crashes - with 3,092 people killed…” (Genachowski 1). Additionally, Jane Shin Park reports, “3,331 people were killed and another 387,000 people injured due to distracted driving in 2011” (Park 1). Finally, texting and driving does three things: it removes the driver’s mind from driving, removes the driver’s hands from the wheel, and removes the driver’s eyes from the ro... ... middle of paper ... ...ntinue to text while driving for different personal reasons. In 25 years, statistics, laws, and information pertaining to texting and driving may be very different. All that is left to do is wait and see what happens.
And U.S. teens between the ages of 16 and 17, some 26 percent have texted from behind the wheel according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project Study (Jackson 1). While texting while driving is a widespread damage, also it’s one of the most worst distraction. Justin McNaull, director of state relations for AAA, formerly known as the American Automobile Association says, “ Texting is the most dangerous activities for drivers because it involves taking your eyes and attention off the roadway.” “ Even taking your eyes off the road for two seconds doubles your chances of being in a crash (Jackson 1).” And drivers who were texting were 23.2 times more likely to crash than those drivers who weren’t texting (Jackson 2). For example when my uncle drives us to a place he does touch his phone but he uses it for GPS. Do you think that they are te... ... middle of paper ... ...en teens said they have been in a risky situation like this (Madden 3).
As a matter of fact, “82 percent of drivers between the ages of 16 to 24 have admitted to reading a text message while driving”. Not only are teens unexperienced but are trying to pull off the nearly impossible task while driving. Texting while driving is leading cause of death among teenagers passing the death rate of drinking and driving. Studies show that if this trend continues, more than 3,000 teenagers will die next year. For example if a driver sends a 5 second text message while moving 55 mph it is equal to driving a whole football field lengt... ... middle of paper ... ...to it a simple text message, it is not worth dying.
According to Gale Opposing Resource Center “5,870 people were killed in 2008 and an additional 515,000 people were injured due to distracted driving” (texting). This drastic increase means that if this trend continues there will be over 16,000 deaths in the next three years if the accident rate remains static, which is highly unlikely. The texting while driving article on Gale Opposing Rescores Center revealed, “that nearly 75 percent of twelve to seventeen year olds own a cell phone. Of these, 34 percent admit to texting while driving. Additionally, 48 percent of teens say they were passengers in a c... ... middle of paper ... ...e some lives.
“11 teens die every year as a result of testing while driving” […]. “21% of teens drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones” […]. “The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year, and nearly 330,000 injuries” […]. What’s even more shocking and surprising is that not only driving and texting is dangerous but walking and texting is as dangerous if not more dangerous than driving and texting. “A study at Stony Brook University found that when people used
(Samakow) Overall, studies show that teens are affected by these numbers more so than adults, but texting while driving is increasing in adults. Many of the studies show how texting while driving affects teens, but overall shows that texting while driving is highly dangerous for all people. Many people are killed or injured on a daily basis from texting
Every 120 seconds a person is involved in a collision, every day 27 people are killed by a drunk driver, and every year thousands. In order to make these numbers drop dramatically, harsher, firmer laws need to be put in place. Everyone makes mistakes, however, a drunk driver will drive on average of 300,000 times before they are caught. That is 300,000 chances they are taking with not only their lives but every person they share the road with. Drunk driving deaths is among the top 5 things that kill in America.
According to this statistics, there are about 1.6 million crashes in the United States every year where Cellphone was involved, of which 500,000 causes injuries and 6,000 causes fatilities. Texting while texting is now the top cause of death among teenagers. They also concluded that 11 teens die everyday, where texting was involved in all car accidents in United States. The results are heart breaking in our communities. When parents see their children die and bury them and people keep on texting while driving, its so deverstating because the society identify the problem , but they do not learn from this problems.