Car Accidents Among Teens During America Essay

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Car Accidents Among Teens in America

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death, and injuries, among teenagers in the United states. According to Michael Muskals report from Los Angeles Times “About 963,000 drivers ages 16 to 19 were involved in police-reported crashes in the United States in 2013, the most recent year for available data. These crashes resulted in 383,000 injuries and 2,865 deaths.” Most of the teens from age 16-19 likes to drive a car, and they are the ones who gets in car accidents most of the time. The Average amount of teen drivers are way smaller than adult drivers, but more teens die from car accidents than adult drivers. Accident rates for 16- to 19-year old drivers are higher than those for any other age group. No matter what the cause, car accidents are scary and can cause life-changing injuries or death. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers because of distracted drivers, brain development, speeding, and drug/alcohol.

Distracted driving is any activity that people do while driving, or something that diverts a driver’s attention away from the main job of driving. All distractions put the driver, passengers, and bystanders safety at risk or in danger. This sort of distraction includes texting, using a cell phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading (including maps), using navigation systems, watching a video, and adjusting the radio, CD player, or MP3…

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