How many people in here have cars or drive on a regular basis? How many of you can honestly say that you have been easily distracted while driving? Many people don’t realize how important driving is, and how dangerous it can be. One small distraction can cause a huge car accident that could be potentially fatal. Indeed, many of today’s drivers have faced these distractions. There were 43,200 deaths on traffic crashes in 2005. Many car accidents result in serious injuries because drivers and passengers fail to wear seat belts.
In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15 to 20 years old. Some major causes are sleep drowsiness, drunk driving, road rage, presence of other teenagers, blasting off loud music, and drivers being inexperienced behind the wheel speeding. The faster the speed of a vehicle, the greater the risk of an accident. Exceeding the speed limit by only 5 mph in the wrong place can be just as dangerous as going a 100mph. Foolishly 90% of all license drivers speed at some point in time.
Having passengers can be a big distraction. Most of the time when there is a passenger present in the vehicle, there is conversation among the passenger and the driver. Sometimes the driver can get so wrapped up in the conversation he/she can get side tracked from driving. Children in the back seat can also take a driver’s mind off the road. As I can remember when I was a child behaving while mom was driving was the last thing on my mind.
Electronics can be a distraction as well. How many people in here can say they have talked on the phone while driving? Talking on a cellular phone while driving is one of the leading distractions. Studies have shown that talking on a cell phone while driving can be worse than having a deep conversation with a passenger. Drivers also fall victim of becoming too interested in the car radio. With today’s modern technology most people have attachable music devices...