It was not until I witnessed a fatal car accident that happened on the road I was using when I realized how death can quickly find an individual through a traffic accident. The smoke, skid marks and the glass thrown about the highway…
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The American national traffic highway reports that about ten million US drivers use their cell phones when driving. Consequently, there has been high number of accidents that happen every day in US and the world as a whole. Consequently, there have been many deaths being reported from such accidents. Even the most experienced drivers are not safe from distraction by their cell phones while driving. It is so painful to lose souls of innocent persons from the ignorance of few drivers failing to observe driving safety precautions.
Distracted driving has been identified by the national highway security management as a critical issue that leads to many accidents. Such driving is attributed to have caused more than three thousand deaths in the year 2011 (Richard 2014). According to Richard 2014, distracters in driving include, looking away from the road while driving, texting and reading text messages when driving. From my experience in driving, no one would have expected I could have caused an accident. Surprisingly, an experienced driver had caused a minor accident and got away with it.
In the last 20 years, road accidents used to be caused by abuse of drugs and alcohol. My experience in driving dates more than twenty years ago. Consequently, one could say that I represent some of the many keen drivers in the country. Nevertheless, I used to check my emails and texts when driving my car, and nothing had happened until some time back last year. I was driving down the streets of Texas in a sunny day. As usual, my cell phone was notifying me when a text just came in. In the next 5 seconds, I just realized that I had hit something before me. My mailbox costed me four hundred dollars to pay for the damage I had caused. I was just lucky not to have hit another car or a playing child.
I wanted to make a phone call telling my neighbors that I had done it, but I thought it would be worse making him know that I have caused
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Impaired driving after taking substances that might intoxicate the driver is a social malady that attracts substantial hatred and notice from all spheres of the population. Ironically an activity like texting while driving that deserves equal if not more hatred and importance goes by almost unnoticed.
As I progressed in my trip, the sun started to come up and the dawn and light game of blinding the driver began. This is what is known as the witching hour while driving. It is the time of the day when one needs the utmost of concentration as our eyes try to acclimatize to the slowly changing lighting situation on the road. Then it happened.
One of the controversial road safety debates today has to do with texting and driving, some people feel it is not wrong to do both and it should not be disallowed while others are if the belief that texting and driving s increase the chances of crashing ones car.
Miraculously, he survived the crash albeit with serious injuries that he had to learn to walk again; thus, after his recovery he dedicated a lot of time to create awareness on the dangers of driving while texting so that he could assist his colleagues not to make a mistake like his.
Texting while driving has been viewed as one of the major causes of distracted driving, which occurs in driving. Distracted driving denotes any activities, which could divert a person’s attention away from the driving task. Such distractions endanger the safety of bystanders, passengers and the driver.
To address this issue I have opted for a training program in a training institution. This institution is based in the traffic department. In the program, several habits of that may lead to fatal accident are highlighted. Specifically, I seek to learn more on influences
the proponents asserting that is should be implemented to curb road accidents and opponents asserting that it is unenforceable and interferes with privacy of individuals. This practice has been viewed by many transportation experts as dangerous since it increases the driver’s
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It not surprising that every new day our Medias are filled with news of vehicle involved in accidents that can be traced back to texting while driving. According to one Blog by Seth Godin, a popular blogger on matters of human behavior, the