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The Effects Of Teen Driving Age On Teens

- ... The weak link: what 's called "the executive branch" of the teen brain — the part that weighs risks, makes judgments and controls impulsive behavior”(Davis 2). This research exhibits that it may be best to raise the driving age, especially if teenagers impulses are not fully developed. Mental development is one of the two main factors that may contribute to automobile accidents in teenagers. Another factor is texting and driving, this is something that is becoming an increasing problem. This problem, although common in teenagers, is prevalent in all adults....   [tags: Driving, Automobile, Traffic collision]

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Empty Shoes: The Realization of Teenage Driving Accidents

- It is 2 a.m. when Kevin picks up the phone. On the other end, a voice tells him of an accident involving his daughter, Hailey. He and his wife jump out of bed and rush to the scene. Once they arrive, the officer tells them the news. A week later a funeral is held in remembrance of a precocious 16-year-old who was taken too soon. Months pass but the pain still lingers in Kevin’s heart. He decides to speak out at Hailey’s high school and inform the students of the dangers of teenage driving. When he is done speaking, a teacher comes up to him and thanks him for what he has done....   [tags: Teen Driving]

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Teen Driving

- Teen Driving Getting the License      Many of today’s teens can’t wait to get that piece of paper with the cheap plastic on top, saying they are newly licensed drivers. But in New Jersey that’s going to be a little harder, since January 1, 2001 NJ has put into affect the new Graduated Driver License Program (GDL).      The GDL is a program that teens and first-time drivers must complete to get their unrestricted license. This program was designed to lower the number of driving fatalities among teens and first-time drivers in NJ....   [tags: New Jersey Driving License Essays]

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Teen Driving Hazards

- Early one Saturday morning on Litedoune Road, a nineteen year old named Caitlyn Priced died in a severe car crash at three thirty in the morning. Caitlyn was driving home from a party in Catawba County and was headed to a friend’s house. While driving to her friend’s house Caitlyn was drinking and sending text messages with her cell phone when she crashed. Not only was she drinking and texting while driving, she also wasn’t wearing a seat belt. When Caitlyn crashed she was thrown from the car when the car rolled after she took a turn to fast....   [tags: seatbelt, texting, drinking]

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Teen Drinking and Driving

- ... Additionally, Alcohol has a detrimental affect one the liver, another vital organ in the body. It causes an infectious death upon the liver, especially if consumption is taking place for a long period time. Interestingly enough, statistics show that drinking alcohol can affect the heart in good and bad ways. On one hand, studies show that moderate drinking -- up to two drinks a day for men and one drink for women -- can lower the chances of developing heart disease. On the other hand; however, heavy drinking -- either all at once or over time -- can damage the heart....   [tags: brain,d riving, police, excuses]

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Teen Peer Pressure Causes Drinking and Driving

- An average of one teen dies each hour in a car crash in the United States, and nearly 50 percent of those crashes involve alcohol, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA). Alcohol is the drug most widely abused by teens. Alcohol abuse occurs among all geographic, ethnic and racial groups. Teens easily succumb to peer pressure when deciding whether or not to use alcohol. Unfortunately, they lack the coping and judgment skills necessary to handle alcohol wisely....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays]

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Should the Age for Getting a License be Higher Than 16?

- Throughout the past decade, the rate of teenage automobile crashes has risen. Teens have become more and more careless with their driving over the years. It may be the teens lack of experience or that they are just too young to have the responsibility of driving a car. As the years have gone by, teens have become more distracted while driving. With their cell phones buzzing uncontrollably, the music blaring, and their friends yelling in the back seat; teens are having a hard time focusing on the other drivers around them....   [tags: driving age, teen driver, driver's license]

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Accidents Caused by Texting and Driving

- ... The law does not prohibit using your cell phone to make a phone call, using GPS or the MP3 functions of your phone. The law is limited to sending and receiving text messages while your car is in motion. If an accident occurs where a driver nearly strikes another person or a car, the individual could face a felony charge of reckless endangerment.Teens are about 10% of the US population but account for 12% of all fatal car crashes. Texting also prevents you from paying close attention to what's going on around you, something that's especially important in situations where you need to have your guard up, like walking home after dark....   [tags: car crashes, teen injuries and teen deaths]

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The Driving Age Should be Raised

- Teens only make up seventeen percent of the population today, but almost twenty percent of fatal crashes are due to teenagers behind the wheel. Growing numbers suggest to change the driving age to eighteen and some even believe that changing it to twenty-one may save even more lives. With a sixteen year old behind the wheel, accidents are even more likely to occur when compared to a seventeen year old (Boulard). With so much new technology in today’s society there are more distractions on the road than ever before; therefore the legal driving age should be raised to save more lives....   [tags: Teen Car Deaths Increasing]

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Teenage Driving and Accidents

- “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time,” said by Steven Wright. Teenagers look forward to their sixteenth birthday so they are able to drive. Everyone has felt that feeling where they can hardly wait to get behind the wheel and start driving. Little do people know teen drivers are more likely to die from a car accident than from a homicide, suicide, or cancer combined (Littlefield). They are mostly inexperienced with the road and how to handle distractions. If the age were moved to eighteen teenagers would have more driving experience (Sostarecz)....   [tags: Teen Drivers, Distractions, Peer Pressure]

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Increasing Minimum Driving Age

- More than 5,000 teenagers die while driving each year in the United States (Gregory). In my opinion this is due to three different, yet equally important factors. The first factor is that the teenage mind is yet to be fully developed, causing them to make irresponsible and sometimes reckless decisions. The second factor is that the experience of driving has evolved since the original driving age was established in the early 20th century. The third and final aspect to take into consideration would be that driving is the lowest minimum age of any adult restricted activity in the United States....   [tags: Car Accidents, Teen Minds]

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Teenage Driving: Texting While Driving

- For many teenagers getting their license when they turn 16 is a highlight. However, over the years it has become more unclear whether or not 16 year olds are mature enough to drive. Many different opinions and stats for both sides of the discussion exist. Because of the high number of accidents among teens, studies show that raising the driving age will reduce teen accidents. Statistics are one of the main contributors to the argument that the driving age should be raised. One in five 16-year-olds will have a reportable car crash within their first year of driving....   [tags: distracted driving, violations]

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Legal Driving Age in the State of Iowa

- The leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers is motor vehicle accidents. More than 5,000 of our teens die each year in crashes. For the purpose of this topic, “teenagers” encompasses ages ranging from 15- to 20-year-olds. I am proposing legislation to address this issue. According to national teen driving statistics, 16-year-olds, in particular, are 3 (three) times more likely to die in a crash than the average of all drivers, and they have higher crash rates than any other age group. In 2008; 81% of teenage crash deaths were passenger vehicle occupants, 31% of teenage drivers killed had been drinking alcohol, 55% were not buckled up, and 37% of male teenage drivers involved in fatalities w...   [tags: Driving Safety ]

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The Dangers of Texting While Driving

- In today’s day and age, technology has drastically increased. People seem to rely on the use of their devices more than anything. Typically, whenever and wherever, everyone is engaged in some form of technology, cell phones in particular. From pagers, to car phones, to initial “flip-phones”, and now to smart-phones, people practically use up most of their daily time with these devices. Nowadays, a lot of people doesn’t even like to have phone conversations…they can deliver their entire thought through a simple text message....   [tags: technology, texting while driving]

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Mobile Commuication: Texting and Driving

- As indicated by Jonathon Burkett, there is a difference between texting and driving. When driving, one’s eyes have to be open while looking at the road ahead of him. The driver needs to be watching the cars around him and looking at streetlights and road signs. When one is texting, they are focused on the texting device and what they are going to typing next. How can a person think they can do both. They can’t. Drivers’ need to be more aware of the dangers they are putting themselves and others in....   [tags: accidents, life, distracted driving]

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Is Driving A Bad Thing?

- I absolutely hate driving. It is not something that I do not like simply because it is boring but it is dangerous. It is one of the only things that I actually hate doing. I cannot figure out how people like driving. It’s frustrating, somewhat difficult and scary. Some people may like driving for various reasons such as; adrenalin rushes, having the wind blow in their hair with the windows down or even just because they feel free, but I believe that driving is a bad thing. It’s crazy that I hate driving because I used to love driving but now, I just cannot stand it....   [tags: Automobile, Tram accident, Driving]

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Texting While Driving

- A study made by Virginia Tech, says that an individual is twenty-three times more likely to get in a car accident if they are distracted by a mobile device (cbsnews.com). Thirty-eight states have banned texting, and 8 states have partial bands on texting and driving. Evidence shows that drivers that are distracted by a phone, while behind the wheel of a 4000 pound vehicle endanger not only themselves but others as well. “You’re a hazardous driver to yourself and everybody else” (Web MD). The impacts and effects associated with texting and driving should be outlawed because of the danger that every single driver and passenger are at risk of....   [tags: Distracted Driving]

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The Problem Of Driving While Sleepy

- ... During the intermediate stage, when the teen can drive alone, crashes decreased 9% the first year. After seeing the data, many states adopted the GDL program after Florida in 1997. By the early 2000’s the GDL system was in place in every state (Williams 196). The GDL program caters to sixteen year old drivers due to the fact they have a higher crash rate. This paper analyzes the administrations that have already been enforced by the law-making legislations, local bureaucracies, and other federal bureaucracies to limit fatal crashes within teen drivers, distractions of teens; I will also determine the effectiveness of these policies....   [tags: Driving, Driver's license, Driver's education]

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The Driving Age Should Be Increased

- ... Fifty-four percent of the teenagers who died in passenger vehicles were drivers and forty-six percent were passengers.6 In the United States, teenagers drive less than all the older age demographics, but their numbers of crashes and crash deaths involving teenagers are excessively high. The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among teens age sixteen to nineteen years older than among any other age group. In fact teens are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash....   [tags: Automobile, Driving, Vehicle, Driver's license]

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Distracted Driving On The Rise

- ... Visual, Manual, and Cognitive. Each equal having a negative effect on adult and teen drivers, cause them to become a DD. These three categories of DD, as found in Maclean’s Magazine, that each one has a certain effect on adult and teen drivers causing them to lose focus on the road in which makes them unaware of their surroundings. The Visual side is anything that cause the adult or teen driver to take their eyes off the road in which causing them to place their eyes on something else. The Manual side is in which the adult or teen driver takes his/hers hands off the wheel for something else in which takes control of motor vehicle away from driver....   [tags: Automobile, Driving, Traffic, Sheryl Sandberg]

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The Legal Driving Age Should Be Raised

- ... After you send the form to the department, you will receive a letter from the department requiring additional behind-the-wheel driver training. You must send proof of the additional driver training before you will be allowed to take the driving test again” ("The Missouri Department of Revenue Driver Guide."). In my opinion it seems almost mindless that the limit for how many times you can take the driving exam would be three tries, and then the teen would be forced to take driver training. If a teenager fails the test the first time, shouldn’t it be made clear then that they need additional driver training rather than allowing them to take the test two more times....   [tags: Driving, Driver's license, Adolescence]

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Driving InTEXTicated

- As cell phones become more popular, texting while driving is becoming the most widely known cause for car accidents among teens. The alarming rate of incidents where texting is involved is getting more parents worried and warning their children about the danger of texting while driving. Parents are urging the fact that drivers should pay attention to the road and traffic, not their phones. A popular study of 18 to 24 year old drivers showed that 66 percent of them have texted while driving. Since texting while driving is becoming more popular many states are passing a law to ban the use of any cell phone device while in a vehicle....   [tags: texting, driving, ]

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The Dangers Of Distracted Driving

- The Dangers of Distracted Driving There are approximately 5,400 deaths per year that are linked to distracted driving, and thousands more were injured. (U.S. Department of Labor). Those fatalities are our neighbors, close friends, and even family. How can we prevent this from being so prominent. How can we make the roads a safe place to be again. These questions have many different answers, but many prove to be un-effective. I believe that the best and only way to resolve this issue is to implement tougher laws on cell-phone use in vehicles, and educate our youth to the best of our abilities on the dangers of distracted driving....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, The Road, Driving]

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Drunk Driving Is A Serious Social Problem

- ... Sterner took the lives of his four friends on March 3, 1994 in Sanibel Island on Florida 's west coast due to drinking and driving. It was the last day of spring break, and they wanted to end their week with a party. The five friends decided to start videotaping themselves drinking before going to a bar. Sterner then got behind the wheel of a Lincoln that they had rented. Fifteen minutes after they had stopped videotaping three of Sterners friends were dead. Sterner was driving at 100 mph when he lost control of the rental car and all five men were ejected from the car....   [tags: Automobile, Tram accident, Drunk driving]

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Distracted While Driving

- Have you ever been on a cell phone while driving or seen someone on his or her cell phone while driving. This is distracted driving at its finest. Whether you are looking at a text, changing radio stations, applying makeup, or anything else that takes your mind or eyes off the road is distracted driving. Distracted driving killed around 3,000 people in 2011 (Bauers). Car crashes are the leading cause of teenagers in the United States. If you don’t think you are distracted behind the wheel think again, many people think they aren’t distracted till something bad happens to them, like a crash, driving into a ditch, or running a red light and get a ticket for it....   [tags: cell pone use, texting and driving]

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Preventing Drunk Driving

- Approximately one million people are injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes every year and young people, ages 16 to 24 are involved in 28% of those alcohol-related driving accidents, although they make up only 14% of the U.S. population. On any given weekend evening, one in 10 drivers on America's roads has been drinking and according to the latest statistics, in a family of five the prospect of you or someone in your family being involved in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident in their lifetime, is an astounding 200 percent....   [tags: Alcohol, drunk driving, MADD, SADD, DUI]

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Cell Phones and Driving

- As you say goodbye to your children as they prepare to go out for the evening you encourage them to have a few drinks before driving home. While this is not realistic to think any parent would encourage their teen to drink and drive, it is something that one might as well tell them if you permit these children to talk on a cell phone while driving. Is has been proven in many different states that teenage drivers are more susceptible to accidents without the use of a cell phone, but when they choose to add a cell phone to the mix, the potential for an accident increases significantly....   [tags: Driving Texting ]

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Safe Driving

- Teens need to be taught that driving is a task that is complex and demanding. Parents know how much experience a young driver has, and they know exactly how inconvenient it is when they have to drive with their teen everywhere while they have their permit. Teens tend to cause most traffic accidents in adults’ eyes. They are not experienced yet, and often fail to pay attention to others on the road. They often think of a car as being some type of toy, but they do not know how powerful it really is....   [tags: driving, young driver, traffic accidents, habits]

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The Dangers of Texting While Driving

- Texting while driving is a widespread epidemic in the United States that has unfavorable effects on our society.“Driving while texting is the standard wording used for traffic violations” (Bernstein). It causes many people to be distracted which can lead to accidents. “Eighty-nine percent of people own a cell phone” (Gardner). That is a plethora of people that are at risk of texting while driving. Also, texting has increased by ten times in three years(Bernstein). “The risk of a crash for those who are texting is twenty-three point two times greater than those who are not” (Gardner).Driving drunk only makes a person seven times more likely to be in a crash (Bernstein)....   [tags: distracted driving]

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Preventing Fatal Driving Accidents by Teaching Teenagers How to Drive

- In recent years, statistics show that over 5,000 teens per year are involved in fatal accidents, in the United States. Some of these accidents are as simple as lack of driving experience to quick access to full driving privileges at an early age, some of these collision are life change or result in death. To reduces numbers of fatalities, we most coach our youth to be safe driver. First step, as adult/parent(s) is let the child show "initiative in driving". This is important because the teen might not have an interest in driving, when you(as the parent/adult) thinking they should be learning to drive....   [tags: driving, fatal accidents, teenagers, drivers' ed,]

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How We Can Help Stop Texting While Driving

- ... They account for nearly 20% of all crashes involving distracted driving. NHTSA’s 2007 “Driver Cell Phone Use” observational study showed that teenage drivers are most willing to engage in various distractions, including texting and talking on the phone. There is no doubt that, distracted driving and especially texting problem needs to be addressed, and sooner the better. In my opinion, the problem could be tackled only technologically, and it has to be forced by the federal government, like seatbelts were once....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Automobile, Driving]

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Should The Legal Driving Age Be Changed?

- Do you really want to be stuck at home until you’re 18 doing nothing with your free time while your parents are gone. Don’t you want to be able to roam around places and probably take extracurricular activities on your own time and hang with friends too. Being able to drive is what many children in our society think about these days. When many teenagers reach the age of 15 ½ they are allowed to officially take their permit test to receive their permit for driving with an adult. After they have officially turned 16 they may take the behind-the wheel driving exam for a driver’s license, but the USA plans to change the driving age from 16 to 18....   [tags: Driving Age]

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The Age Requirement For Driving

- ... First, there is no question that a teenager who passes the driving test is qualified, but their maturity and decision-making will dictate how good they are as drivers. It all comes down to how mature the driver is; moreover, their bad decisions can be based on road rules or distractions. Teenagers of all ages are immature to handle the motor vehicle. The National Institute of Mental Health conducted a study that concluded that at age sixteen, the brain is still fully undeveloped in important areas that control impulses and contemplation of actions....   [tags: Driving, Driver's license, Adolescence]

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Distracted Driving: Hand it Over or Pull it Over

- “I’ll just die if I don’t have the new iPod” or “Everyone else has a smart phone” are the kind of statements teenagers have used on parents. This is not a new concept for children; parents everywhere have engaged in this type of battle with their children for ages. Parents, trying to give their children a better life than they had, usually indulge them. Are we really doing what is best or should we think before we please. The time comes for a teenager to get their driving permit. This is a rite of passage that comes with age....   [tags: Driving Safety ]

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Texting, Driving, And Driving

- ... Also, texting and driving is about six more times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated and it slows down your brake speed by eighteen percent. Texting and driving seems a lot worse than drinking and driving. About eighty percent of all Americans think it is easy to text and drive. What most people do not understand is that texting while driving is like driving blindfolded for five seconds each time you try to text. Most people in the United States assume that texting and driving effects teenagers and young adults, Car and Driver editor, Eddie Alterman would disagree....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Automobile]

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Cell Phone Usage while Driving

- ... Her left arm landed out of the window becoming trapped between the massively heavy car door and the hot, rough Georgia interstate pavement. Debra’s arm was horrifically ripped off of her body and causing Debra to now be permanently with only one arm for the rest of her life. Debra’s oldest daughter Stephanie also being injured in the accident with minor injuries. Talking to Debra about the accident and how it has affected her emotionally and in her everyday life and how did it make her feel to have this happen to her....   [tags: crashes, texting, driving, hazard, vechile]

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Distracted Driving : Driving Car Accidents

- ... The only downside to these systems is that there is no way for a driver to keep their mind on the road, while thinking about what radio station he/she wants the car to change to. This doesn’t help solve the cognitive distracted driving problem at all. Figure 1 (Lindeke) Texting is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. Texting requires the use of cognitive, manual, and visual concentration. Texting while driving is arguably the worst distraction to drivers all over. AAA has found that nearly 1 in 3 drivers (32 percent) admit to typing or sending a text or email over the past month, while eight percent say they do so fairly often or regularly (AAA)....   [tags: Tram accident, Automobile, Traffic collision]

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Drinking And Driving

- The growing awareness of alcohol hazards has made people more cautious of their drinking habits, particularly young adults. At present young adults have the highest prevalence of alcohol consumption than any other age group. They also drink more heavily, experience more negative consequences, and engage in more harmful activities, specifically drunk driving. Although surveys have documented a decline in recent years, consumption rates remain highest from late teen years to the late twenties (Johnston1-3)....   [tags: Alcohol, DUI, Drunk Driving ]

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Life After Teen Suicide

- As a teenager, there's nothing better than when the weekend rolls around. A full week of responsibilities can seem like torture at the young age of 16. However, unlike a typical Friday night of partying, I chose to trade the excitement for an uneventful night of movies and junk food. Little did I know this weekend was to be anything but uneventful, and would soon turn my world upside down. Lying in my bed I began to doze off until I heard the familiar sound of an incoming text message. "Wanna hang out tonight?...I'll pick you up there's a party," Andrew tried to persuade me to brave the bitter January cold....   [tags: Teen Suicide]

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Texting And Driving : Stop Texting While Driving

- ... Before cell phones, drivers still got distracted every once in a while, but not nearly as bad as it is now. 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....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Automobile]

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Texting While Driving Is A Bad Way Of Driving

- ... To change the culture we must educate and instill fear in teenagers to take texting and driving seriously instead of rationalizing the bad habit. Drivers who rationalize texting and driving are in great denial. Many people believe that this behavior is no more dangerous than the many other tasks while driving. Many drivers multitask like eating buckets of hot wings, lighting a cigarette, putting on makeup or even reading a GPS map. I understand other activities can grab people’s attention, but it doesn’t mean that one set of careless behaviors excuses other reckless behavior its disregarding logic....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging]

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The Driving Age Controversy: Raising the Driving Age to 21

- ... This dramatic change would definitely also cause many problems. One problem that could possibly arise is that for teens younger than 21, it might be very difficult for them to get from place to place. It would be especially hard if say their parents or anyone that had their license couldn’t drive them around because of work or any other reason. And if the driving age were to be raised to 21, public transportation would have to be improved if your town had no form of it or if it just needed to be improved on....   [tags: brain, maturity, responsible, drive]

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Causes and Effects of Drunk Driving

- Cause and Effect Essay on: Drunk Driving Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things you can do. There is a mass of research evidence to show that driving performance and reaction times are seriously affected by alcohol. Our law in Georgia states, “that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds .10%. Georgia observes a "per se" law. (Craft) If you drink and drive, you are not only a danger to yourself but also to your passenger, other road users and pedestrians....   [tags: Drinking Driving DUI DWI Drink Drive Alcohol]

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The Problem Of Texting And Driving

- ... In 2013 alone 424,000 people were injured in a driving accident where the driver was texting and not paying attention to their surroundings. People are constantly on their phones, never being able to put them away which leads them to text and drive, therefore making the roads unsafe and putting everybody else on the road safety in jeopardy. A solution for the use of phones while driving would be getting all state legislators to pass a law making texting and driving illegal. Many people may ignore a texting and driving law but making phones illegal while driving will help reduce car accidents caused by phones....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Automobile]

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The Dangers of Texting and Driving

- “Hey guys look no hands”, is not something a family member or a friend never wants to hear from a friend or a loved one in a text message especially while that person is driving. The use of a cellphone is considered a necessity now a day among drivers that are currently on the road. People have to be socially connected with their friends all the time. Several individuals need to be constantly sending messages to their friends and family members with the use of a cellphone while driving. More and more drivers have the urge to use their cell phones while driving....   [tags: Distracted Drivers, Safety, Texting]

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The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

- ... The disturbing event begins as Bailey Goodman, a seventeen-year old, along with four of her fellow cheerleaders celebrating the graduation weekend swerved into oncoming traffic, hitting a tractor-trailer and her sports vehicle bursting into flames. Five days earlier, the five teenagers had just graduated from high school looking forward to the beginning of their adult lives. Two minutes before the crash was reported, her phone was used to send a text greeting to a friend. All four girls died at the scene with no survivors....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, United States]

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The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

- ... The last exception is someone who carries out duties, such as a police officer, law enforcement official, member of a paid or volunteer fire department or operator of an emergency vehicle. Bus drivers are also prohibited from texting while driving. It is highly enforced and drivers will be fined, if a police officer pulls a driver over for texting or talking on the phone and driving. There is a fine of $100 for the first offense and a fine of $200 for subsequent offenses. Michigan’s texting law is considered a “primary” law....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging]

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Driving While : Laws And Prevention

- Driving While "Intexicated": Laws and Prevention "Where u at?" - was the last text message 18 year old, Mariah West, sent before she lost control of her car and hit a bridge in May of 2009. She was on her way to a minor league baseball game and was replying to the player who invited her. As she looked down at her phone, she lost control of her car, slid across the median and hit the bridge. The car skidded on its roof and slid into oncoming traffic. Mariah was partially ejected from the car which resulted in her skull being crushed....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, SMS, Automobile]

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Teen Pregnancy in the United States

- In today’s society, teen mothers are very common. MTV has two television shows that follow the life of young mothers and document their first trimester. They show these girls under the influence, being arrested, and not taking care of their own children. Even though this is a reality television show, there is much truth to what these mothers are doing. Teen pregnancy is a controversial issue because of the negative stereotypes, the health of the teen mothers, and the health risk they are putting their babies through....   [tags: negative stereotypes]

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Texting and Driving: Grounds for Jailtime

- ... The text or call at times is insignificant and can wait. Furthermore, ‘texting in cars and trucks causes over 3,000 deaths and 330,000 injuries per year as stated by a Harvard Center for risk study’ (Hanson n.p.). Just imagine all the lives that could be saved from deaths or injuries if people stop texting while driving because it is a major distraction for them. There belief is that they can multitask, but the sad reality is that the brain cannot do that. The brain has to focus in a particular task at a time....   [tags: addiction to communication technology]

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Increasing the Minimum Driving Age

- “I am superman; I am invincible”, is what one young man thought of himself on August 30, 2009. He left a friend’s house with a young woman in the car with him; it was a dark night and he was feeling good about himself. He thought he would try to impress the young girl and went way too fast. As he topped the hill, he ran off the road, over-corrected, and lost control of his vehicle. The accident claimed both their lives. Numerous car accidents involve young teenage drivers. Raising the minimum driving age to 16 would greatly reduce the number of automobile accidents involving teen drivers because they lack experience on the road, they lack maturity, and they would have less accidents resulti...   [tags: Social Issues]

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Texting While Driving in Illinois

- The usage of a cell phone while driving is a dangerous thing for drivers in Illinois. In the state of Illinois everyday drivers including young teens have the need to use their cell phones while driving, and don’t perceive the dangerous they are being exposed to. There are many things that could happen while drivers take their eyes of the road, car crashes, sudden death, and if you don’t have insurance it could cost you a fortune to pay for the car accident. Drivers in Illinois should just focus on the road all the time, and not use their phone at all to prevent accidents....   [tags: Accidents, Dangers, Consequences]

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Argumentative Essay : Distracted Driving

- Distracted Driving Whether it is a text massage from love one or a bite of a sandwich, it is not so important than a human life. Distracted driving is an epidemic, so more tough laws should be implemented. The law for distracted driving should be tough just like a driving under influence. Distracting driving is a killer on the road, it should be banned because, it is the number one killer of the U.S. teenager in the road, not only the teenager in the road, but also cause a collision which is often fatal, and some incident were driver or one who involve on an accident became disable....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Road safety]

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Dangers of Texting While Driving

- Samantha is on her way home from work, driving 55 mph, and her husband texts her to see if she can pick up some milk from the grocery store for supper. She grabs her phone and reads the message. She looks up at the road before she replies to him and she is head on with another car 10 feet away from her, she slams on the breaks and swerves to try to miss the car. She rolls her car three times, landing in the ditch, where the car is upside down. The gentlemen in the other car calls 911. Police, ambulance, and fire trucks show up at the scene....   [tags: Traffic Laws, Car Accidents]

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Improving Texting And Driving Laws

- Strengthening texting and driving laws Due to increasing technological innovations, many people are gradually trapping themselves in the web of cell phones. Even with primary laws in effect, drivers are tempted to text and drive on the road, and it has only brought grave consequences. According to the United States Department of Transportation, “It is estimated that drivers who text while on the road contribute to at least 100,000 collisions each year (qt. in Northwest drivers Admit). Besides causing careless accidents, intexicated drivers become a threat to society because other people’s safety is at risk....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, SMS]

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Teenage Driving: A Fatal Mistake

- A young woman driving the SUV that crashed into a pond Sunday in Ohio, leaving six teens dead, did not have a driver's license, reports AP and based on accounts from the two male survivors; police say Alexis Cayson was driving way too fast on a curvy road with a 35mph limit. In fact, the survivors say she sped up as she approached a turn known as Dead Man's Curve and lost control. Meanwhile, nine more teens have been killed in two more accidents, reports NBC News. In rural Will County, Illinois, four high school students ages 15 to 17 were pulled from their vehicle this morning after it ended up overturned in a creek last night, reports the Chicago Tribune....   [tags: experience, prevention, driver's license]

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Trying to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

- Having pregnancy prevention programs can successfully influence teenagers to use contraceptives and participate in sexual education classes and counseling to prevent pregnancy in the community to help have a less corrupt society. These types of programs help young teenagers who are pregnant or have a high risk of becoming pregnant, especially since several teenagers do not receive parental support on a regular basis. In today’s society all over the world we have young teenagers thinking it’s acceptable to be pregnant since a majority of young teenagers are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant....   [tags: pregnancy prevention programs]

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Reconnecting With Your Teen

- When loosing a close relationship with a teen, it can make a parent feel like they have lost their best friend. Another similarity is feeling like you have a roommate instead of the warm and close camaraderie of sharing in your teen’s life. Instead of allowing the lines of communication to remain closed, there are ways to reconnect with your teen, and create an even closer relationship than before through understanding on both sides. *Communication is, of course the most important way to reconnect with your teen....   [tags: Relationships]

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Distracted Driving

- Distracted Driving Kelsey Raffaele was driving home one day, when her car ran off the road and had hit a snow bank and spiraled into oncoming traffic. She then got T-boned by a SUV. She was rushed to the hospital where she died without even regaining consciousness. Police had recreated the scene with chalk and had thought to have been the causes from just a novice driver. Until they had found a cellphone in the back of the mangled car. Kelsey was actually on the phone while driving, and had crashed....   [tags: car accidents, technology, cell phones]

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The Debate Over Raising The Driving Age

- ... They also stated that if the driving age was raised, then the teens would not have experience when they did start driving at 18.(D’Amico). Although these things are true researches stated that teenagers do not have experience when they start driving at 16, that is why a parent has to be with them for a certain amount of time before they can get their license.(The Minimum Driving Age Should Be Raised To 18). They also said that the teen would have experience when they started driving because they would still be able to get their learner 's permit at the age there state allows, just not a full license....   [tags: Driver's license, Driver's education, Adolescence]

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Teenage Drunk Driving

- What is the number one cause of teenage deaths in the United States. In this country a teenager dies due to alcohol related car accidents every twenty-two seconds. Drunk driving accidents are the number one killer of adolescents (Teenagers and peer pressures. (n.d.). Retrieved November 1, 2013, from). Mixing drinking while driving can be deadly. Teenage drunk driving accidents not only affect the person drinking while driving, but it also can kill or harm others (Alcohol problems and solutions....   [tags: Accidents, Consequences, Death]

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Texting While Driving : Should Not Be Created And Enforced For Distracted Driving

- For some getting their drivers license is a dream come true, but it could easily turn into a nightmare. For many, it`s a dream that is never woken up from. The use of technology has grown steadily over the years, distracting us from things that are important, such as where we`re going. Texting while driving is one of the biggest problems in the United States. Not only are drivers putting themselves in danger, but they’re putting passengers and other drivers on the road in dangerous situations. This is exactly why laws should be created and enforced for distracted driving....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, SMS]

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Should the Driving Age be Raised to 21?

- How old is old enough to drive. Most would argue the legal driving age of sixteen seems appropriate for someone to begin taking the wheel, while others say that twenty-one is a more sufficient age. Even though raising or maintaining the driving age at sixteen contain both pros and cons, major facts need to come to consideration if the driving age ever increases. As a teenager driving, I believe that people wanting to raise the driving age do not realize the negative effect that that would cause....   [tags: teaching responsability and independence]

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Texting, Driving, And Driving

- “Ma’am I’m sorry to inform you but your daughter Jessica has been in a car accident for texting while driving, she is in Alamance Regional Hospital”. “Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving”(Texting and Driving Statistics). “1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving (Texting and Driving Statistics)”. Receiving a text messages now in days means answer it now. Many adults and teenagers feel like they have to respond to their text messages as soon as they receive them even if that means while they are driving a motor vehicle....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Instant messaging]

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Driving at 16 is a Rite but Not a Safe Passage

- ... This is especially true of males. (1) Each year, more than 5000 teenagers die in motor vehicle accidents. The rate of motor vehicle accidents, both nonfatal and fatal for 16 year olds is almost 10 times higher then drivers 30 to 59 according to the National Highway Safety Administration.(3) The risk of a car crash at 16 is higher than any other age. A 16 year old is three times more likely to die in a fatal crash than someone 20 years old. In 2010, males were two times more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than females....   [tags: crash, fatal, safe]

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Self Driving Cars Are The Wave Of The Future

- Self-driving cars are the wave of the future. There is much debate regarding the impact a self-driving car will have on our society and economy. Some experts believe fully autonomous vehicles will be on the road in the next 5-10 years (Anderson). This means a vehicle will be able to drive on the road without a driver or any passengers. Like any groundbreaking technology, there is a fear of the unforeseen problems. Therefore, there will need to be extensive testing before anyone can feel safe with a vehicle of this style on the road....   [tags: Automobile, Driverless car, Transport, Vehicle]

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Teenagers Driving Today

- Throughout the United States, it is common knowledge that teenangers and those in early adulthood are viewed to be negligent and inferior drivers in comparison to those who are older than them. Amy Best points out how young drivers receive far more, if not virtually all, of the media attention in the allocation of blame about car accidents (Best 660). While teenagers driving dangerously is a concern, recent studies have shown that teenagers in general are obtaining their licenses later and driving less than in previous times....   [tags: Young Adults, Drivers, Accidents, Car Safety]

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Should the Driving Age be Raised to 18?

- I. Introduction A. Should 16 year old teenagers be able to drive. B. “Those who favor raising the driving age say that statistics show teenagers are more likely to get into accidents than adults. What they don't say is that statistics also show that men of all ages are 77 percent more likely to kill someone while driving than women. If people want to save lives by raising the driving age, then how about saving lives by allowing only women to drive. Except raising the driving age won't save lives....   [tags: too young for such a big responsibility?]

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The Message That Kills: Texting While Driving

- Texting while driving is national growing trend, and it is quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Most drivers think they can manage to text and drive and still stay safe on the roads; however, the numbers do not lie. According to the National Safety Council, 1,600,000 accidents per year are caused by someone who was texting and driving. Laws and penalties for this act are too lax, and tougher laws should be enforced. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Fatality states that texting while driving causes nearly eleven teen deaths every day and 330,000 injuries per year....   [tags: ]

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The Driving Age

- Many teens are interested in being able to drive at a younger age, but it is still unclear if they are able to handle it. If the legal driving age is lowered, are we endangering the lives of teen drivers, as well as the passengers with them. I believe most people want to drive as soon as they can. However, recently the government has been trying to pass laws that may change the current driving age of 16. There are positive and negative aspects to changing the laws that allow the driving age to stay at 16.There have been new bills being proposed that mite be passed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Increase Driving Age in Arizona to Save Lives

- ... Incoming calls and text messaging would rate the greatest threat would instantly distract most teens. Any inattention to the road could cause a serious or lethal accident. A few months ago in Casa Grande, AZ an accident involving a teen who was texting lost his life with another passenger seriously injured in the opposing car. “According to the American Automobile Association, almost half of teens admit to texting while driving.” (Distracted Driving 253) Other distractions would include programming global positioning system, smoking, eating, drinking, and applying make-up....   [tags: maturity, danger, safety]

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The Effects Of Texting And Driving On Teens And Other Age Groups

- Hosansky, David. "Distracted Driving." CQ Researcher. 4 May 2012. Web. 18 Mar. 2016. . This source shows several different personal experiences with teens and other age groups that have come close to or have gotten in horrible accidents. Along with experiences, it features statistics of texting and driving and clearly gets the point through that it should be stopped. The author is a writer in Denver who specializes in environmental issues. Hosansky does not show any bias because he is a freelance writer, while not using any any sort of language against the topic....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Source, Vehicle law]

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The Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

- ... That reasons leaves them to use the cell phone on the road. For example: check the email is a top priority in US. The use of cell phone while driving makes drivers to have less control of the vehicle. First of all, it makes the driver to drive slower on the road particularly during the rush hours because they are more concentrates in only one task. Second, when people are talking they have to paid attention to both activities and sometimes are the principal cause of accident. The use of cell in a car is growing fast and becoming one of the top killers in United States....   [tags: ban, distraction, collisions]

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Texting While Driving Has Caused An Epidemic

- Texting while driving has resulted in an epidemic that has been a problem for years. It has become more common among teenage drivers since many of them have cell phones. A study has shown that the most common cause of “car crashes have involved using a cell phone in some way whether its texting or talking to reaching a phone while it’s ringing” (Raja). If you text and drive you are automatically 23 times more likely to get into a crash, according to the (National Highway Safety Association). It’s not just teenagers that do it, but it’s also adults as well....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Vehicle law]

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Consequences of Texting behind the Wheel

- ... Teen drivers are new to driving, it is a developing skill. Teens are trying to do much while they are learning this new skill. Some drivers try to eat while driving, do their makeup or even drink while driving. While driving, teens have a lot of distractions and have to pay attention but most teens drive while distracted. This is a very dangerous task for anyone, even skilled drivers that know all about driving can’t even successfully multitask. This task is so difficult and it can’t even be accomplished with practice....   [tags: distracted driving]

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Is It Worth It? Can't the Message Wait?

- Did you know that in 2011 a minimum of 23% of car accidents involved cell phones. That adds up to 1.3 million accidents. (DWI) Texting while driving has become a vast issue in America today. Most people only think of teens with this matter when in reality it is an issue for all drivers, even adults. As soon as someone picks up their phone while driving it not only affects their life but other motorist on the road. This editorial photograph is effective because it reaches its target audience by providing a clear message, the logos and pathos appeals work together to achieve the purpose to inform and persuade and needing little background information to understand the message....   [tags: texting and driving]

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Current Driver’s Education: A Troubling Issue for America

- Current Driver’s Education: A Troubling Issue for America From the March 2003 invasion of Iraq until September of 2006, about 2,600 American troops were killed in combat and war-related incidents (Wilson 18). Did you know during that same 41-month period, more than 22,000 teenagers, ages 15 to 19, died in traffic accidents on U.S. roads. (Wilson 18). That number has now escalated to approximately 4,500 soldiers and over 40,000 teens lost. Parents in the United States have relied on driver’s education and training to prepare their teens for the responsibility of driving....   [tags: Driving Safety ]

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Driving Restrictions

- Driving Restrictions There are many accidents everyday that are costing people their lives. My young brothers and most definitely my grandparents would probably kill me for saying so, but there should be some changes made to the laws concerning the age requirements of drivers. If the State of Ohio changed the age requirement of operating a vehicle to between 18-70 years of age, our roads would be much safer to drive on. If you had told me when I turned sixteen that I couldn’t get my license until I turned eighteen, I would have thrown a fit....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Changing the Legal Driving Age to Eighteen

- Changing the Legal Driving Age to Eighteen Every day teens are given access to automobiles. Every day these young people go to their jobs, classes, and athletic practices. Do they all abuse their driving privileges. No. Then why restrict all teens, including the law-abiding and mature, by raising the driving age. This debate reaches all across the nation, to all levels of government, and many related laws and propositions can be found. If the driving age is increased, teenagers will have more difficulty getting jobs and gaining experience....   [tags: Papers]

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The Consequences of Driving and Distraction

- ... The three main types of distractions are visual, manual and cognitive. Visual is physically taking your eyes off the road. Manual is physically taking your hands off the wheel. Cognitive is taking your mind off the road. talk. Some kids and adults do get away with it, but there are many more that do not. The U.S. government created a website called Distraction.gov, to address the problems of distracted driving. On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, secretary of transportation, Ray Lahood, stated that “any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely”, distraction occurs, increasing your risk of crashing....   [tags: Texting, Accident, Cars]

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