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Period 3 bahaa bahaulddin - the effects of teenage driving on secioty

  1. 1. The Effects of Teenage Driving on Our Society<br />Senior Project Paper (Draft version)<br />BahaaBahaulddin<br />Magnet SLC<br />
  2. 2. Reason for choosing this topic<br />Personal Experience of reckless teenage driving <br />Almost lost close friends due to acts of careless accidents<br />Interest in the technology that helps me and everyone around me survive in tough driving situations <br />
  3. 3. Thesis outline<br />Throughout this paper, I will show the measures that need to be taken to lower the impact of teenage drivers on our society. <br />Explaining the steps car companies have taken to make the cars safe. <br />Showing how the role of the parents is vastly important <br />How the teenage brain itself isn’t ready to be out on the streets with a car justifying why I think we should raise the minimum driving age to at least eighteen years old <br />
  4. 4. Background<br />There’s much history built behind teenage driving and the recklessness related to it<br />In 2004, at least 7,000 teenagers died in fatal car accidents<br />Throughout the years, almost every year, 5,000 to 6,000 teenagers die of carelessness.<br />Although the number of deaths has surely decreased over the years, we are still a long way from having low death rates<br />
  5. 5. Parental involvement <br />Parents lack the attention to the risks, and instead use simple warnings which most often is not enough<br />Parents have to lead by example. Showing the qualities for the safe and mature driver<br />Parents should go with the teenagers for a few times, and if the teenager is doing well, they should be allowed to go on their own<br />
  6. 6. The role of car manufactures <br />Car companies are making safer cars with good reviews that will get parents to buy them for their children and to earn extra money from all of the cars sold (example: the MyKey Ford technology)<br />Hands-free, voice activated technology substantially reduces that risk of distractions<br />Steering systems, suspensions and brake engineering have all improved and contributed to better stability and control(example: ABS, ESC)<br />
  7. 7. Awareness and the Teenage Brain<br />Community groups are trying to help states upgrade their driver education programs <br />Some states require more than one stage of driving test to acquire license<br />By putting an uneducated teenager behind the wheel you’re putting his life and the life of everyone around him at risk. <br />
  8. 8. The Teenage Brain<br />A very good reason to raise the driving age is due to the maturing brain, or cerebrum to be exact<br />When the brain is not mature, they will take risks that are impossible to an adult like going around cars in a traffic jam<br />Their brains control their actions by sending little messages to other parts of the body<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion <br />I believe that we should raise the age of driving because teenagers have too many uncontrollable habits<br />parents are not being strict enough about driving, <br />An average teenage brain is not matured until at least 20 to 25 which means that teenagers are irresponsible<br />
  10. 10. Sources<br />“Young Drivers:Influence on youthful driving behavior and their potential for guiding interventions to reduce crashes”. (n.d.). Young Drivers . <br />ABC News. (2007, January 25). For Teen Drivers, Distractions Can Be as Deadly as Drinking. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from <br />Allstate. (©2010). Helping Teen Drivers Become Safe Drivers. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from <br />
  11. 11. Sources<br />Carty , Sharon. "Many teens admit risky driving habits ." Gannett Co. Inc. 7/13/2007: n. pag. Web. 20 Dec 2010. <>.<br />Firsher, Sarah. "The Cost of Keeping a Car for Your Teen Read more on FamilyEducation:" Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2002: n. pag. Web. 20 Dec 2010. <><br />Bains, Lee. "Ford's 'Smart' MyKey Keeps Those Kids From Driving Like Maniacs." switched 21 Aug 2009: n. pag. Web. 19 Dec 2010. <>.<br />Car Accident Advice. (n.d.). Car Accident Causes. Retrieved April 17, 2010, from <br />