Speed & Accidents
By: Ben D Hour 7
This driver was distracted and did not see the car in front of him until it was too late.
This driver was going too fast and lost control.
Amy was hit by a drunk driver.
Tv shows like "Jersey Shore" might make people think it is cool to drink and make bad decisions, such as drinking and driving.
In Minnesota, driver-distraction related crashes resulted in 72 deaths.
Many of these distractions were cell phone related.
The department of motor vehicles could be talked to about the statistics of automobile crashes and how to deal with them.
You could talk to the police department about crashes and safety.
Positive and negative effects.
- Possible injuries
- Possible mental issues, such as trauma and anxiety.
- You could have lots of property damage.
- Possible permeant injury.
Possible positive effects-
- You could come to be more appreciative of life.
- You could end up unhurt, and get a new car.
- If you sue if it is not your fault you can receive things from the person who's fault it was.
- New laws such as the law requiring seat belts could be passed
- New, more safe cars could be created and new technologies could be made to keep drivers and passengers safe.
- New more effective ways of directing traffic could be create to lower the opportunities for crashes.
- In St. Paul there are sensors under the road that can tell where there is a traffic jam, then the sensors will change the speed limit, giving drivers coming up on the jam time to slow down.
School Liaison - officer Rother