Will We Ever Learn
Accidents kill and seriously injure millions of people each day. And every single day, people think it will never happen to me. Unfortunately, those people that it did happen to thought that the same thing, right up to the moment it did. People have got in such a routine that they do not realize how much of a risk they are taking every time they put the car key in the ignition. Many people think they are above the law and don’t need to follow these simple safety rule. Increasing traffic tickets will reduce recluses driving and save many lives.
If we increased the cost of a texting and driving ticket one might think twice before partaking in this very high-risk task. One million people chat and text while driving each day. People feel pressure to remain in constant contact, even when behind the wheel. What drivers do not realize are the dangers posed when they take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel, and focus on activities other than driving. Young adults live in a connected world where multitasking is the norm. This manifests in the car where they recognize texting and driving is dangerous, but do it anyway. An article “Texting While Driving” states “The average text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for nearly five seconds. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough, time to cover the length of a football field. The message being conveyed is that texting while driving isn’t multitasking, it’s essentially driving blind.”
Raising the prices for running red lights and stop singes would help reduce the number of runners. Running a California red light is not smart. If you have a red light, then oncoming traffic has a green light, which means that they are not expecting you to be in the intersection. By running a California red light, you are almost asking to either hit someone or to be hit yourself. For example, according to statistics from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, in 2005 approximately 45%...
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