Personal traits such as age, gender and personality impact driver distraction any factor that draws the gaze away from the road for a significant period of time could be classified as a. Texting while driving, also called texting and driving, is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle. In 2011, 385 traffic fatalities (1% of all traffic fatalities and 12% of distracted driving fatalities) involved a driver using a cell phone using a hand-held or hands-free cell phone while driving will delay a driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration of 008. It is important to point out that i'm not trying to say that age should be the sole determining factor for driving privileges there are several perhaps even a majority of seniors that still are perfectly capable of driving safely and without problems. If we raise the age to 18, then as 18 year olds, they will get into accidents as new drivers just as much as 16 year old teens raising the driving age to 18 does not cause the roads to be any safer than they already are.
This change is not only very large in itself but equally significant when compared to other age groups - the decrease was greater for teenagers than for drivers 35 to 40 years of age, when considered as a ratio per 100,000 licensed drivers. Teenage driver crash statistics the relationship between age and driving behavior has interested highway safety researchers and administrators for many years it is generally acknowledged that the greatest risk of traffic crashes is among teenage drivers. Research on age-related driving concerns has shown that at around the age of 65 drivers face an increased risk of being involved in a vehicle crash.
Teen driver statistics are dire according to research conducted by the aaa foundation for traffic safety, 16- to 17-year old drivers are nine times more likely to be involved in a crash than adults and six times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than adults. Between 2004 and 2013, about 115,000 people died in speeding-related accidents, roughly one-third of all traffic accident fatalities for comparison, the number of traffic accident deaths in which alcohol was involved is 124,000. Table 2-3 shows the association of passengers and the already elevated crash risk for teen drivers—the figures for 16- year-olds are particularly striking, showing a risk of 228 for drivers alone and 472 for drivers with any passengers, compared with 100 for drivers ages 30 to 59, with or without passengers. Attaching available numbers to real progress is a tricky business madd claims the higher drinking age is responsible for a decline in annual alcohol-related deaths, from 26,173 in 1982 to 16,885 in 2005, as counted by the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa), with alcohol-related fatalities dropping more than highway deaths where booze was not a factor.
And both groups include many good drivers but statistics show that overall, teenagers and older drivers are involved in far more crashes and highway fatalities than any other age group. Young drivers (under 30 years old) are more likely to speed than other drivers of all drivers involved in fatal crashes, young males are most likely to speed the relative proportion of speeding-related fatal crashes decreases with increasing driver age. X is 55 years old, so there is an age loss of contrast sensitivity, a factor of about 18 moreover, he had had a few beers, so his blood alcohol level was 06 although this is below the legal limit, research shows that 06 is a high enough bac to seriously impair vision. Studies show that it is inexperience, not age, that causes accidents raising the driving age will just create inexperienced, accident-prone drivers at 18 instead of 16 (koroknay-palicz) i believe that the driving age should remain the same because, as alex said, no matter what age the driving age is changed to, that age group will have a. While these studies do not support the argument that young drivers are overrepresented in traffic accidents on a per capita basis as a result of greater exposure-in fact they have less exposure-perhaps what driving they do engage in is performed more often during high risk times (eg night) or at high risk locations (eg highways.
Sheila's story at age 78, sheila thinks she's a good driver, but, this year, she's had a minor accident and several near misses she's noticed a few new dents on her car and doesn't know how they got there. 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving statistics show that 16 and 17-year-old driver death rates increase with each additional passenger. However, older adults are more likely to receive traffic citations and get into accidents than younger drivers what causes this increase as we age, factors such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, slowed motor reflexes, and worsening health conditions can become a problem.
It relates each driver age group's relative proportion of the licensed driving population, the percentage of total accidents in 2000 in which each driver age group was involved, and the percentage of all accidents in 2000 in which drivers in each age group were identified in police accident reports to have responsibility for the accident. The legal age to receive a commercial drivers license is 18 years old, but most don't obtain their commercial drivers license until after the age of 21 the most dangerous truck drivers on the road are those with under 2 years of experience, regardless of age.
Alcohol is an overwhelming factor in traffic accidents and deaths some reasonable regulation is necessary, otherwise you get to defend a society in which many, many more people die from alcohol. My main argument is that age should never be a limiter on what a person can and can't do in a free country, whereas the individual's skills and perception should be the defining factor on whether or not they should drive. Driving age increase to 18 and curfew for new drivers mooted government-commissioned report suggests 12-month 'learner stage' with at least 120 hours' practice to reduce accidents age, has to. Most drivers are tested: 76 percent of the age 16-19 driver fatalities in 1982 and 93 percent in 1997 these differences may affect comparisons between the canadian and united states data somewhat.