Distracted driving is becoming a major problem in America today. People are always listening to music to loudly or using cellphones and sometimes impaired by drugs. Each day, more than 15 people are killed and more than 1,200 people are injured in crashes that were reported to involve a distracted driver (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). There are three main types of distractions manual, taking your hands off the wheel, cognitive, thinking of something else while driving and visual, and taking your eyes off the road. In 2009, more than 5,400 people died in crashes that... [+] Read more
Distracted Driving Prevention Act of 2011
In the year of 2011, the Distracted Driving Prevention Act was brought to the House of Representatives again, but the document has little chance of actually being passed. The bill represents the minority of the House. The bill was re-introduced of H.R. 3994 from previous section of congress. Only four percent of the bills passed through the House of Representatives. The currently bill states that a state may receive a grant to educate the public on distracted driving while the other fifty percent goes toward road safety improvement projects. As... [+] Read more
People say that one drink is not going to affect them, or they believe they are a confident driver and nothing will happen if they drink more. There is several ways states deter people from making bad decisions while consuming alcohol. An economical way to stop people from getting behind the wheel while drunk is for the states to charge a beer tax and have strict fines imposed if caught. The article provided can help you better understand the risks of driving while under the influence and shows that race and gender play a part. There are many consequences to driving drunk.... [+] Read more
Distracted driving has caused many fatal accidents with many people of all ages so in response to the rise of fatalities involving drivers and driving distracted, New York Troopers crack down on the laws prohibiting distracted driving. With a press release from the state’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, New York will be home to “Operation Hang Up,” for the second time. The campaign focuses on shutting down on the cell phone related driving laws that haven’t always been easy to enforce since being enacted, because it is hard to catch people doing it at the time. Over 800 hundred drivers were... [+] Read more
Technological Advances Equals Bad Driving?
Technology once it started it cannot stop. The technological advances made have indeed made our lives easier but could have possibly caused ourselves to become even more distracted in menial tasks, some like walking, working, and probably the most major is driving. While the development of some the technology is great and helps us communicate faster, or at the least help keep us entertained but to what extent. It seems that more and more car accidents have to do with someone being too involved with their own devices to notice... [+] Read more