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Transcript of Road Rage
Distracted driving is a huge problem, especially for teens. Teens are distracted by phones, music, and even the other teens in the car. According to Distraction.gov, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens, and young people are the most likely to talk and text while driving.
Who is working to solve this problem?
There are currently many groups working to solve the problem of distracted driving. You may have seen many of these groups PSAs or ads on your T.V or billboards.
What can be done?
There are many effective things being done at the moment to stop distracted driving. I think that if drivers were required to sign a pledge saying that they won't be distracted while driving and that there will be punishments if they are caught, just as if they are caught drunk driving, that the amount of distracted driving would decrease. Both are putting lives in danger. Maybe the government should be more strict when it comes to this topic.
What will I do?
One thing I can do is: I can tell other people to put their phone or whatever they're doing while driving away.
Another thing I can do: I can help spread the word by sharing the message on social media or wit friends and family.
"Ten percent of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of the crashes. (NHTSA)" -Distraction.gov
"For drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes, 15 percent of the distracted drivers were distracted by the use of cellphones."-stoptextsstopwrecks.org.
One group working to solve this problem is National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This agencies mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle related crashes. The NHTSA partnered up with stoptextsstopwrecks.org to show how dangerous distracted driving actually is.
The American government is also working to help this problem by passing laws to make things like texting or talking on the phone illegal.