Essay #2- In the class reflection essay 1
Driving is the most important and careful skill, which can be performed on the
roads. While driving, the rules and regulations are very important to follow, and it is
safe. In the past 10 years many accidents have occurred due to dangerous driving
skills. Dangerous drivers can be in three different categories, particularly impaired
drivers, new drivers, and joy side drivers. While driving, it is every drivers
responsibility to focus on roads conditions, signals, and signs. According to Canadian
motor vehicle traffic collision statistics: 2009 ,“Serous injuries includes persons
admitted to hospital for treatment or observation were estimated to 172,883 and 5
deaths per month” (Retrieved on may 30,2013http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/tp-tp3322-2009-1173.htm#t7).
Drivers should be careful while driving and they should also follow the rules and
regulations so that everybody in the society will benefit from safe.
First of all, impaired drivers are the most dangerous drivers causing accidents
by drinking alcohol and taking drugs before get behind the wheel. Beer or any other
alcoholic beverage can impair your ability to drive safe. Dr. Adam quoted, “Alcoholic
concentration of a blood can makes drivers fell asleep, so they cannot concentrate on
driving in one lane” (3). In addition to alcohol, taking drugs can makes the drivers
impaired. People suffering from a fever, head ache can take some drugs or medicines,
and it can be unsafe while driving. Instead of taking drugs and driving, it is better to stay
home and rest. Drowsiness can be just as dangerous as drugs make drivers sleepy, under
the influence of alcohol and drugs. Drivers are at high risk for sleep related crashes
because they tend to stay up late doing homework, working part time jobs, or going out
late with their friends. Alcohol and drugs will affect the skills needed to drive safely like Assignment #1- Persuasive essay 2
alertness, the ability to concentrate, co- ordination, and the ability to react quickly.
Secondly, new drivers are also dangerous drivers because they are not as familiar
with road rules and regulations as more experienced drivers. There are two kinds of new
drivers, one is 16+ drivers who recently got their license to drive on the road and newly
immigrated drivers from other countries. For most teens, getting a license is exciting and
liberating. Sixteen to twenty year olds are less likely to use safety belts than any other age
groups. Due to lack of experience on the road, they cause accidents, generally in the 1st
six months of having a license. John William said, “It doesn’t matter if someone is a good
or bad student; the teen is a new driver, he or she is at risk” (50). People who have
immigrated from one country to another country are also new drivers. They are not
familiar new with the road rules. Since, the road rules vary from one country to another
country resulting they can perform lots of mistakes while driving. They should take
proper classes to know new rules and regulations. It takes time to learn driving skills to
overcome all these new road rules.
Finally, joy side drivers are the third most dangerous drivers. Teen drivers are
more likely into this category. Speeding is the major cause of crashes among
teens. Because of driving fast they exceed speed limits, it is hard to make turns at
intersections, school zones, etc. Teen drivers crashes happen when a new driver has
on or more teen passengers. Listening to high volume songs and radios and also causes
accidents. This makes hard to hear sirens of ambulance, fire truck and police vehicles.
“Penalties for speeding can cost you up to $975.00,...
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