Essay on Distracted Driving Regulation And Education

969 Words Nov 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Ending Distracted Driving As more people, especially young people, feel the need to constantly feel connected, entertained, and busy, injuries and fatalities caused by distracted driving have gone from bad to worse. The biggest worry is in novice, not necessarily young, drivers who don’t have the experience and maturity to react to sudden situations while driving. When you add a text message or changing the radio the sudden situation becomes deadly. Nearly 4000 drivers were involved in a fatal car crash between the ages of 15 and 20. 58% of those accidents were because of distracted driving. (Reducing Distracted Driving Regulation and Education). Most of these deaths were preventable and the highest percentage were teenage children. Identifying distractions and helping to eliminate and educate drivers will make driving safer for everyone. Researchers have found that the rise in accidents because of distracted driving are mostly caused by cell phone use. In fact, you are 23 times more likely to get into a car accident if you text while driving. (Undistracted driving advocacy) Because people, especially young adults, won’t wait until they arrive at their destination to read or answer a text or phone call 4,000 people died. Eliminating cell phone use will greatly decrease injuries and fatalities while driving. Car manufactures are in a contest to see who can put the latest and greatest gadgets in their new cars. This is another distraction for drivers. The national Survey…

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