Cars race down the road at uncontrollable speeds that cause tickets, accidents, and sadly death. Speed limits are a must for traffic control, for safety in neighborhoods and for avoidance of collisions. Traffic control establishes a set of rules and regulations that people rely on to help avoid collisions and other hazards. With almost 160 million motorists and 3.8 million miles of public roads in the United States, traffic control on the highways is an important aspect of daily life. Without the control of speed there would be more fatalities than we already have now.
Nissan Motor Corporation is the automaker that seems to be the leader in safety technology. They implemented many features such as intelligent cruise control and advanced rear-view backup cameras to their vehicles. “The low-speed following mode operates at speeds under about 40 km/h to maintain an appropriate following distance in congested traffic, thereby helping reduce the driver’s workload” (Nissan 7). A teenager may get stressed out when trying to drive in high-traffic situations. Nissan is helping them by using an intelligent cruise control that will slow down and speed up with traffic while staying a distance away from the driver in front of them.
Intervention and education about the hazards of talking and driving can be a deterrent as well. Letting drivers know the risk of injury or even death behind the wheel can discourage drivers from using cell phones. Harsher penalties for those who previously got fined and didn 't follow the law the second time. “The penalty for violating the cell phone ban the first time is a $20 fine, while subsequent convictions are punishable by a $50 fine or more”(Burger, Daniel, and Yu 171). Simply putting your phone on speaker is still a distraction mentally.
One is you get to your destination much quicker and another is expressway mileage is actually better for your car versus city miles. The constant stop and go due to traffic lights wears out a vehicle over time. However, if you were to be involved in a collision the outcome would be much worse than an accident occurring while driving twenty miles per hour. Speed limits are in place for a reason. It isn’t wise to go above the speed limit of a neighborhood where children play, or in school zones where children our crossing.
Another study concerning speed limits involved measuring the speed of vehicles in a given area. Next the posted speed limits were either raised or lowered the speed limit. After the speed limit was altered vehicle speed was measured again. The study found, regardl... ... middle of paper ... ... fatal car accidents and we would be rid of speeding tickets and other costs accrued from moving violations. There are many examples of the benefits of deregulating traffic throughout the world, but America is slow to change.
There are many kinds of drivers than can behave irritatingly, intimidatingly, formally, or clumsily. Hence, one should always take the necessary precautions to assure security. An annoying driver may cause your way to work or to school a very frustrating one, while an intimidating driver may lead you to take a different road just to get rid of him or her. Furthermore, there are also good drivers that like to go defensively, which consist of always letting you merge an intersection or giving you the way when is not always the case. Finally, we can also find clumsy drivers on the streets, which one can assume that are driving students, elders or worried drivers.
Harsh weather conditions make it difficult and dangerous for people to drive, however, the car’s ability to drive through inclement weather “frees the user’s time, creates opportunities for individuals with less mobility, and increases overall road safety” (Bose 1326). With all the technology and software in the car, it can “improve road traffic system[s] and reduces road accidents” (Kumar). One of the purposes for creating the driverless car was to help “make lives easier for senior citizens, people with disabilities, people who are ill, or people who are under influence of alcohol” (Kumar). It can be frightening to know that that we share share our roads with drivers that could potentially endanger our lives as well as other people’s lives. How can people not feel a sense of worry when “cars kill roughly 32,000 people a year in the U.S.” (Fisher 60)?
Attorneys can charge up to $1,500 for each case they are involved in. Basically, attorneys can like off of the peoples mistakes of driving under the influence, and simple traffic accidents. Could you imagine a world where there would be no accidents and traveling via automobile would be more efficient, faster, and safer? Since 81% of car crashes are the outcome of human error, having self-driving technology would take a lot of the danger out of the equation entirely.(Citation?) There would be way that the computer in the car would become distracted which is a leading cause of accidents.
Before I discuss the first perspective; I am going to discuss a few causes of road rage. The first cause of road rage is someone driving slowly; this slow driving usually happens within the inside line. The right lane is safer for people that know that they are “slow” drivers because the inside line is generally used for fast drivers and passing. Second cause is road construction; people that are normally patient cannot tolerate being slowed down by construction. With some people road construction makes them completely lose it; so they start riding the driver in front of them bumper.
Speed cameras seem to be a common occurrence nowadays. On your way to work, school, or just out and about, you’re sure to see a “Photo Enforced” sign somewhere along the way. These things seem to be everywhere, but are they effective in what they’re put in place to accomplish? What are they there to accomplish, one may ask? Some say to make roadways safer by curbing speeders with moderate fines while others think it’s purely a revenue generator for the local and state governments.