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Driving Essay Examples

Texting and Driving vs. Drinking and Driving

...Noting that more than 10,000 Americans die per year due to drunk driving fatalities, government officials promoted technologies, such as an ignition interlock. The driver’s concentration & vigilance are both impaired even if they think they can multi-task. The results of several surveys on distracted driving show that drivers fail to recognize the dangers in distracted driving which include more than just texting on the phone (Hoff, ET. Al, 2013). The results of this study show that 3/4 o...

Driving

...Reckless drivers endanger and destroy people’s lives and possessions on a daily basis. Various conducts while driving are considered hazardous. Speeding is a very common practice that can lead to a catastrophe. Drivers that speed are engaging in irresponsible and impetuous conduct. It is especially dangerous to speed in residential neighborhoods where children and pets may be playing. Speeding drivers can also be dangerous in neighborhoods where homeowners in their vehicles are entering and ex...

Defensive driving

...Regardless, watching television and eating while driving is ridiculous and for that one should be forced to take a defensive driving course taught by ninjas, in my opinion. Having comedians as teachers should be reserved for the worst offenders and a sitcom should be made about this type of thing, if you ask me; just be sure that you don’t watch the sitcom while you are driving, though. That is dangerous. Works Cited http://www. google. com/search? q=defensive+driving&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8...

Distracted driving

...My cousin, Brian, ended up being paralyzed from the waist down and hasn’t been able to walk since this accident happened twenty odd years ago. However, he did not let this accident ruin his life. He decided he wanted to help other people that were paralyzed or in similar situations to him. He is now a surgeon and does lots of stem cell research. He is also happily married with three kids. Both of these accidents did not end in fatality, but there are accidents caused by being distracted that e...

Underage driving

...Each teen must have a limited of 50 hours of driving before taking the driver's test and there shouldn't be a problem because they are experience just as any adult is and its really not a fact that most teens use drugs and drink while driving because adults could be doing the same thing. Teens shouldn't also have to wait to get their adults' license until they are 18 years of age because they have practice they need to know what a safe driver. If the state is sure that they can give them a tempo...

Driving License

...Now days, we are also able to find out that many female are driving their own cars. It becomes more hazardous for them to get the license in a legal way. So, they are going to the driving schools to learn driving. In my survey, I have find out that almost all the female have got their driving license through the driving school and also in an illegal way. The driving learning school should also be developed, because they are the ones responsible for teaching the people to drive well. If they gets...

Aggressive driving

...Two-thirds of traffic fatalities involve behaviors commonly associated with aggressive driving, such as speeding, running red lights, and improperly changing lanes. One-third of all traffic injuries result from aggressive driving. Speeding, a common element in aggressive driving, contributes to about one-third of fatal crashes Several studies have shown that somewhere between 20 percent and 35 percent of drivers have honked their horns, yelled, obscenely gestured, and cursed at other drivers. Es...

Distracted Driving

...The public is beginning to be immersed in the education of distracted driving. They are being taught about all the dangers and hazards it can cause not only in one life but of all those it may affect. As of right now, nation wide there are thirty-nine states plus the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Guam which have all ban texting behind the wheel; Also ten of the thirty-nine states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Guam have even gone further by prohibiting all hand-...

Safe Driving

...For example, experts say that during adverse weather or other hazardous conditions, one should be sure to maintain an even greater distance of three or four seconds. To estimate the time, a driver can wait until the rear end of the vehicle in front passes any distinct and fixed point on the roadway. Fixed points such as road signs, trees, and mailboxes work well for this purpose. As you count to yourself the elapsed time in seconds, the front of your car should pass the same point no less than t...

Drunk Driving

..." In Daniel R. Mayhew and Claude Dussault eds. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, Montreal, Canada, August 4-9, 2002. Voas, Robert B. and John H. Lacey. "Drunk Driving Enforcement, Adjudication, and Sanctions in the United States. " in R. Jean Wilson and Robert E. Mann eds. Drinking and Driving: Advances in Research and Prevention. New York, NY: The Guildford Press, 1990 Weed, Frank J. "The Victim-Activist Role in the Anti-Drunk Driving Movemen...

Reckless Driving

...Furthermore, some drivers who believed in their driving skills would like to speed under this bad condition. Thus, this causes accident. Moreover, reckless driving also cause by driver’s emotion. Some road users might feel bad due to some factors and yet they are still driving. These will seriously causing accident because when driver is emotional, they will speed up without knowing what they are doing. Psychologically explains that this is because the driver is thinking or worrying about some...

Dangerous Driving

...Failing to do so may cause an accident, and may also be at the root of situations where a motorist has experienced the consequences of road rage. Even if you catch yourself being guilty of one of these dangerous driving habits, you can make changes to your driving routine to improve them. Being aware of what you are doing when you are behind the wheel is the first step. Make a point of focusing only on the road when you are driving, and if you need to eat, apply cosmetics, or make a phone call, ...

Driving Age

...There is a mall percent of teens on the road that obey the traffic laws, but there are many teen drivers that are reckless and showoffs. They rather gamble their life away drag racing down the freeway or down the street then acting responsible and mature while driving. The consequences of unsafe or irresponsible teen driving a cause 77% of automobile accidents. Parents and other supporters may argue that there is no difference between an eighteen-year-old driver to a sixteen or seventeen year ol...

Texting While Driving

...There are more people and companies against texting while driving than there are those who are blind to the issue, insurance companies are fed-up with the huge pay outs and families are weary of crying and weeping over loved ones. How many more lives will have to be taken before this issue is under control? It’s time for our smart phones to become even smarter, for laws to be enforced, and for drivers to become more responsible. The simple solutions to this epidemic can help to make America a ...

Texting and Driving

...The laws are strict and people are changing there habits. So if people were able to learn about drunk driving, more people need to inform people about the risks of texting while driving. Once people figure that out, I believe more and more people will be more aware that texting and driving can cause lots of damage, and should be illegal. In conclusion texting while driving needs to be banned. It puts many peoples life’s at risk, and not enough people are listening to the facts about the danger...

Texting while driving

...According to a survey taken by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 52% of drivers on the road today feel at risk when driving compared to five years ago. One year before, only 40% were said to feel unsafe, having a 17% increase from year to year. Not only are distracted drivers harming themselves, yet they are putting every other driver on the road in the same dangerous position without realizing it. Texting while driving puts many drivers’ lives in danger daily. It can harm others on the r...

Driving Teachers Crazy

...School time dozing is another major problem in history of the classroom. In the middle of a discussion, a teacher unexpectedly stops speaking. Everyone stops speaking, nothing is heard except a faint sound from somewhere in the corner. Noise that sound like......................snoring? Suddenly with a loud thwack! The teacher claps a book shut and the snoring culprit is jarred from his sleep, lifting his head up with blear- eyes all ashamed! You would think times have changed. Falling to sleep ...

Teen Driving Safety

...This would be a simple and convenient way for parents to keep track of their teens driving and for teens to behave responsibly while driving alone. The use of these devices is extremely beneficial in giving teens the freedom they deserve while still being able to ensure their driving is safe. If all fifty states were to inherit the three stage GDL system and all new drivers’ were required to have a monitoring system in their car, teen drivers would be getting the necessary experience they need...

Driving Miss Daisy

...Even though Miss Daisy claims she is not prejudice, society has shaped her mentality into subconsciously thinking that whites are above blacks. She blindly acts on this prejudice thoroughly the movie until there is a shift along with the civil rights movement which leads to a progressive change. For example, she never allows Hoke to accompany her to the places she has him drive her to. This is exemplified especially at the Martin Luther King dinner when she has an extra ticket, and thinks it’s...

Ignorance While Driving

...Lack of attention, while driving is somewhat amazing to me. Driving is a skill in which you must pay attention at all times, all that it can take is for you to lose it for a second and, Boom!, your gone. There are so many things going on around you when you drive, not only do you have to watch out for you, but all the other people around you. Attention to detail can save a life, you cannot be driving down the road putting on your make up, day dreaming about what you will do when you get home, tr...

Driving Stick Shift

...When he saw that I could stop and get the car moving normally and shift gears without grinding the clutch, he gave me the green light to drive to the main streets and freeways. It took me a lot of practices and effort before I got the gist of it. It was all worth it, I actually enjoyed it and promised that my next car would be a stick shift. At first I thought having a stick shift car would only make me look cooler, but when I had my own car I actually learned that it’s less expensive then aut...

Flying vs. Driving

...In some situations, they may end up securing a strong companionship with the person or people sitting next to them on the plane. This usually leads to having casual conversation for the duration of the flight. unfortunately, in other situations, a traveler may get stuck sitting next to the guy in a trench coat who he or she thought was a terrorist upon first glance at the airport! On the other hand, although driving may be a more time consuming process, this type of traveling provides time for m...

Teen Drunk Driving Essay

...If a little extra money gets put towards a campaign to stop teen drinking, instead of that money going to re-paint the railings in the whole school, then that would make a massive difference. Little things can make a big difference if adults get involved and look at what really matters. Teens don’t want to listen, so it seems nearly futile to lecture them, especially when they are being told what is and isn’t good for them. That’s why more drastic measures need to take place more often, as...

Drunk Driving Presentation Speech

...There are serious consequences legal punishments, suspended drivers license from a week up to a year or forever. To conclude this crashes are preventable when drinking and driving, stay at the location if you are drunk, ask for a ride from a person who is sober or call a cab, be smart and think twice before you do something that can cause more harm than good. Don’t drink and drive and don’t let your friends do it either, become a designated driver. For one out of three of us, these could be ...

Raising the Driving Age

...Another reason why it would not be wise to raise the driving age is that many eighteen year olds have schooling they need to get to and jobs they need to hold in order to support themselves or even their own family. It would be senseless to have a bunch of eighteen year olds out on the interstate going forty-five miles per hour or crashing into the median. Just the fact that they are eighteen does not automatically make them better drivers. They still need to practice as with any other task. It...

Hazards of Unsafe Driving

...Health insurance, life insurance, some of there premiums are based off your driving record believe it or not! Driving safely won't cost you anything but it can save you a ton of money. Not only that but the time you have to take off work to go to court, the fines you'll pay, the insurance increase, its all just not worth it. Not only will you save your wallet, you might just save your life or someone with you, you do not want to be held responsible for the death of a friend who is in the car wit...

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

...When Candy Lightner started Mothers Againnmn n nst Drunk Driving, her main mission was to stop drunk driving, provide support to the victims of such crime and prevent underage drinking. However, as time went by, MADD’s mission outgrew itself in that instead of attacking drunk driving, it started attacking drinking in general. This shift forced Lightner to leave the organization that she herself created because she felt that it was trying to minimize her role as the founder. In addition, MADD c...

Driving Force of Regionalism

...Simon claims that ASEAN is perhaps a security community in which no member would consider the use of force against each other to settle disputes[34]. In the aftermath of the end of Cold War, the absence of war among the ASEAN members is indeed being recognized by many as a great achievement. Based on the discussion of this paper, it has proved that ASEAN has developed some of the attributes of what Adler and Barnett call it as a ‘nascent security community’ where a number of triggering mecha...

Texting While Driving Proposal

...It’s insane how an online survey of 1,999 teens ages 16-19 found that 86% had driven while distracted even though 84% know it is dangerous. Here are some facts that have been discovered about texting and driving: “48% of young drivers have seen their parents drive while talking on a cell phone; 27% of adults have sent or received text messages driving; 34% of teens who drive while distracted simply say they're used to multitasking; 13% of drivers ages 18-20 involved in car wrecks admitted to...

Driving Force of Globalisation

...In conclusion, I strongly believe that NICs have been the driving force to globalisation. Moving to a more industrialised, urban economy will help any country to perform better in the global market, helping it to gain a higher growth rate and GDP. Having a higher HDI in a country will also help those countries to receive higher standards of living and an enhanced quality of life. Globalisation occurs as factor of change to economic, physical and socio-cultural systems, which all have large globa...

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