The Dangers Of Ignorance And Driving

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Ignorance and Driving There are many ways that a person can be ignorant while on the road. From not wearing a seatbelt to checking the phone. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people do not think about how their behavior can greatly affect another person’s life. Being ignorant while driving a car or even motorcycle can cause accidents and even death. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in people, ages ranging from one year to fifty-four (CDC). Think about someone you love dying because pf someone else’s ignorance on the road, then think about how often you are just as ignorant. Not wearing your seatbelt, checking your phone and driving under the influence are all behaviors that need to be changed in society today. …show more content…
These statements are incredibly true, but why do we still ignore the simple task of buckling our belts every single time we get in a car? According to the Center of Disease and Control 2.2 million adult drivers are rushed into the emergency room with injuries from a car accident. Even with this startling fact people continue to ignore that little seatbelt for various reasons. Maybe it just is not cool to wear a seatbelt anymore, or maybe they are in a hurry. Teens ranging from thirteen to twenty that died in a car accident in the year of 2012, only half of them were wearing seatbelts (CDC). The Center for Disease and Control gathered information and figured out who is less likely to wear their seatbelts while on the road. Men are 10% less likely to wear a seatbelt while driving, along with adults that live in a rural …show more content…
It only takes a second for something to change on the road, from a light turning red to a kid running after a ball that went into the street. In the year of 2013 3,154 people died in motor vehicle accidents due to distracted drivers and 424,000 were injured (Distracted Driving). Out of all the ways to be distracted while driving, texting is by far the worst. Texting while driving does not only take visual attention but manual and cognitive attention as well (Distracted Driving). Even though we know for a fact that sitting on the phone while driving is a bad idea and can cause an accident people continue to do it. They often think that such a thing will never happen to them, they are being “safe” but how safe can someone really be if they are emotionally invested in what is on the tiny screen instead of the world around them, the world they are driving in. Every single person that drives while sitting on their phone thinks nothing bad will happen to them, then suddenly one day it does. Nobody sees it coming but that is why drivers should not be

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