Persuasive Essay On Car Safety

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Teenagers are getting back on the roads and behind the wheel meaning the is a higher risk of accidents. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in 15-to 20-year olds. Automakers are creating ways to make their automobiles safer in order to reduce these deaths. Teenage drivers are inexperienced and need the extra protection to keep them safe if an incident was to occur. Automobile safety features are necessary for the teenage driver to stay protected and alert. Modern internet technology is introduced into new vehicles as a safety feature. One recent idea is having connectivity between vehicles. Ankeeta Patel of Parul Institute of Engineering and Technology presents the…show more content…
Seatbelts have been around since the 1950s and have proven to save lives over the years. The teenage stigma is that they do not need to wear one because they will be fine. After thousands of accidents where the occupants did not wear their seatbelt, the Supreme Court decided to pass some laws. “In 1972, the agency requires dull passive restraints for front seat occupants” (Supreme Court). The agency that the Supreme Court is referring to is the Department of Transportation. This law is a staple in automobile safety and sets a level of precedents for future laws. After this law was passed, the amount of fatalities from traffic incident relating to seat belts usage had dropped. The Supreme Court did not stop there, they continued to add more laws. “...new motor vehicles produced after September 1982 will be equipped with passive restraints to protect the safety of the occupants of the vehicle in the event of a collision” (Supreme Court). Now all new motor vehicles must have a form of passive restraint added to their vehicles before they can sell them to the public. The government hoped to protect more lives of young drivers who did not insist on wearing seat belts by making them mandatory and being enforced by police officers. Since 1972, hundreds of thousands of teenage lives have been saved with this simple safety…show more content…
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. It prevents the young driver from tailgating and coming into dangerous speed-related incidents. Teenage drivers are inexperienced and it is common for them to back into fixed objects. Parents get frustrated when they have to pay to fix the vehicle after it has been damaged and body work can be expensive. Nissan has everyone covered with their advanced rear-view backup camera. “A dashboard monitor shows the area behind the vehicle using a rear-mounted camera. This helps make parking easier and helps avoid collisions with fixed objects while backing” (Nissan 9). This seems to be a useful technology not only for the inexperienced teenage driver but also for the driver who is not so confident with backing up. Buying a Nissan car with said features
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