The Causes And Effects Of Car Accidents In Ga

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“A 16-year-old girl was killed during her first drive alone when she veered in front of an oncoming tractor trailer while she sent a text”(“Tragedy” 1). This was stated on the Daily Mall newspaper about a girl named Savannah Nash. Despite being sad and gruesome, accidents like this happen every day.
The amount of deaths caused by car accidents in Ga for 2013 was 1,179. That three deaths a day or twenty-two a week. These statistics show that in the course of five years 5,895 people would die. According to Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 376 of those deaths were caused by being unrestrained in the vehicle. 297 were caused by drunk-drivers and 197 were caused by speeding. This isn’t taking all of the injuries into account but just
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When it comes to car accident fatalities and children Shane’s Law Office states “Car accidents are the leading cause of death and injury to children” more so then deaths causes by violence or heath related issues. If the people in Georgia had more road awareness, the amount of fatalities would decrease, making the Georgian roads safer. The question that comes to mind when seeing these statistics on car accident fatalities is how many of them could have been prevented? And if possible, what methods would be used to do so? Well, the purpose of this paper is to indicate the changes that would be made and how to try to change them. This will be accomplished through three points: one, making a mandatory driving class, this would raise awareness. Two, every Ga resident, regardless of age, must renew their license every year, …show more content…
As stated by Live Science “An Australian company has developed a system that lets drivers know when they 're speeding” (Britt 3). And considering that car accidents are the number one cause of death for people aged 2-32, “as a conservative estimate, some 10 percent of U.S. auto fatalities would be avoided if 20 percent of cars had intelligent speed alert”(Britt 5). When it comes to disabling texting, some apps such as Textecution or OneProtect were designed to do this specifically. Described by Mary Kay, a nationally-recognized expert in social media and digital safety, “This app cuts off texting ability if the device is moving faster than 10 MPH. Any attempt to send a text message at more than 10 mph brings up a window that simply says “you are moving too fast to use this application” (Kay 4). An app like this could be encouraged by more marketing on the topic to make it more common…ex. Commercials, billboards and ads. It is also a way to cut down on teen accidents because these apps have special settings for students so that if they try to override the setting, they will have to have an administrators (parents) approval. Protecting both the teen and the people they may be

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